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:
… and much, much more!
This tour is organized in cooperation with our local partner, TripToBudapest.hu!
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Castle reminds me a bit of Prague and Krakow ones. The tour was perfect, brought it all to life!
Brilliant tour, great company 🙂