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. A visit to Castle Hill represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Budapest trip site to plot your vacation.
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  • Worth the visit but would recommend catching a lift up as there are a lot of stairs and on a hot day it would be tough on even the fittest! Really beautiful once you are up there though!  more »
  • This is another important stop on my BP top 10. The view of it lit up at night is absolutely stunning.  more »
  • Imperial building, on top of Buda. Houses two museums, very large complex and articulated. Wearisome
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  • Beautiful scenery and nice long walks

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