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Castle Hill, Budapest

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Scenic medieval walking area Castle Hill is known for its picturesque streets, Baroque buildings, and historical sites. On the Buda side of this capital city, hike or take the funicular to the top of the hill. See the Royal Palace, Matthias Church, Mary Magdalene Tower, and Vienna Gate, among other major landmarks. Take in extraordinary views over the Danube from the Fisherman's Bastion, or discover Hungarian art at the National Gallery. Explore the cobblestone streets and charming squares lined with houses that were restored after near-destruction in World War II. Arrange to visit Castle Hill and other attractions in Budapest using our Budapest tour planner.
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  • It's a must see in Budapest and is free to get in. You can travel up in the venicular railway at a cost of 1200 for a single or 1800 for a return, and it has good view over the river. The castle itsel...  more »
  • It is rewarded the efforts throughout the rise of magnificent views. the place is large enough to avoid stepping on the feet with the other tourists.
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  • We went up the hill with the funiculaire, beautiful view. We arrived around 14:00, just in time for the changing of the guards. There is an art museum, but the palace itself is a work of art.