Buda Castle Tour

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Basic Information
Total time
2 h
Meeting point
Buda side, Batthyány square ( Batthyányi tér) Metro station exit, on the street level. Look for a blue FREE TOUR FLAG.Go to map
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Castle Hill rises over Budapest and reminds us all of the city’s ancient past – after all, this was the core of the mediaeval, royal city of Buda. Discover with us a city within a city, an amazing mix of old and new, culture and heritage! 

The plateau with its museums and monuments, churches and public buildings, gates, and bastions is one of the most important places in Budapest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Winding cobblestone streets and steps take you to the top of it. This is where king Bela IV built his palace in the 13th century. The original structure was torn down, rebuilt and redeveloped countless times, resulting in a monumental Baroque structure housing today the Hungarian National Gallery, the National Library and The Budapest History Museum. In the heart of the Castle Quarter sits the Matthias Church, sometimes referred to as Coronation Church of Buda. This is where the statue of Virgin Mary scared the Turks occupying the city so much that their resistance fell on the same day! Finally, there is the Fisherman’s Bastion – an architectural masterpiece, with its seven towers representing the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the area in the 9th century. The Bastion offers breathtaking views of Buda hills, Pest, and the Danube. Last but not least there is the beautifully renovated Castle Garden Bazaar – sort of a leisure park with countless galleries, theatres, restaurants, and gardens. All that is surrounded by beautiful Baroque and Rococo houses. No doubt, Castle Hill is truly like a treasure chest. Go ahead and let’s open it together!

During this 2-2,5 hour tour, you will see and learn about:

  • St. Anne Church 

  • Market Hall 

  • Baroque houses 

  • Matthias Church

  • Fisherman’s Bastion 

  • Holy Trinity square

  • Buda Castle Promenade 

  • Royal Palace

  • urban art

… and much, much more!

Meeting Point
Buda side, Batthyány square ( Batthyányi tér) Metro station exit, on the street level. Look for a blue FREE TOUR FLAG.

Booking is obligatory. Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of more than 7 people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a Private Tour. For more information please contact us.

Very informative

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 month ago

O’Dea great guide


very informative, loved it

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 months ago

We had fantastic 2,5h with our well informed guide. She sumed up the complete history of Hungary from first settlement until nowadays. I was hoping for something like that but didn’t expect it in the Budacastle tour. So our expectations where exceeded. We definitely recommend this tour. Although the facts where told in a light and humorous way. The guide spoke very good English and loud enough, that everyone could follow.

Alex J.

Highly recommended

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months ago

I was very lucky to have Rita as my guide. She was very knowledgable, spoke excellent English, shared a lot of interesting facts or jokes and was very enthusiastic about her job. I would like to thank Rita for a lovely Monday afternoon!


Mixed feelings

Rated 3.0 out of 5
8 months ago

The tour guide – I believe her name was Charlotte – showed us a lot of interesting places which was amazing but the tour was too political and had too many stories about communism as for Buda Castle tour.


A good tour

Rated 4.0 out of 5
8 months ago

I had Rita as my tour guide and she was great, spoke well, good knowledge and had some jokes to make it fun

The tour only went for just over 1.5hrs which was fine with me. There was good sights to see and good information from Rita but not a whole lot of time to look around so I would suggest either going back or looking at the main sights ahead of time.


This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

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