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Castle Hill, Budapest- Self-Guided Tour of the Points of Interest

Crowning the hilly west bank of the Buda side of Budapest is Castle Hill, a district packed with historic sights and famous for its splendid vistas. Our first day in Budapest was spent exploring the Castle District. We had such a good time wandering the crooked streets, admiring the fabulous architecture, indulging in sweet treats,…

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  • Mary {The World Is A Book} - Every time I see pictures of Budapest, it just makes me want to plan my next trip there sooner. Budapest Castle Hill is just amazing and your pictures certainly captured its beauty and stunning architecture. Those night shots are gorgeous! Glad you got to see the Changing of the Guards. They’re always so fun to see.January 23, 2014 – 12:24 amReplyCancel

  • Frank - Great post! We’ll be in Budapest this coming summer and I’ll make sure we visit each of these highlights.
    Frank (bbqboy)January 23, 2014 – 9:41 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Lucky you! Have fun!January 23, 2014 – 4:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Hungary 4 U - Beautiful pictures and great travel tips for visiting the Buda Castle DistrictJanuary 23, 2014 – 4:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Budapest is my favorite European city! Also on Castle Hill is Cafe Ruzwurm, Budapest’s oldest cafe and pastry shop. The cakes are so delicious! Another secret beneath the Castle Hill is Faust Winery, the perfect spot for Hungarian wine tastings.February 26, 2014 – 2:13 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Even after spending an entire day on Castle Hill, we still didn’t see and do everything! Good tips for next time.February 26, 2014 – 1:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Urska Furlan - Great tips! I was there once, but I didn’t have the chance to see the Buda Castle Labyrinth. Good idea for the next time! :)March 9, 2014 – 4:28 pmReplyCancel

  • Anne Vallet - I want to say that your experiences and mine were so akin. I love Castle Hill and so much of Buda and Pest, the Danube. I personally did not do the Labyrinth, except for the part you mentioned (the big part) because I have a fear of enclosed places and had already used my doctor helps in the catacombs in Rome on that trip, but my husband, took a video cam and the “personal labyrinth” experience. I waited up top by Matthias Church…oh my….but…when he came up, and you would need to know he was a 3 toured recon Marine “Nam era, now gone on, he gave me the video cam, and said, hey, just a fun jog, Annie… So I truly don’t know if the personal experience of the labyrinth was better, but the video cam I have is cool. He did a good job, and he went it alone…that’s the cool part…to cover them, I think they follow at a distance. He exited the labyrinth near me, where they told me to wait. I thought you might want to know that as a fellow lover of Castle Hill. I’m from Texas. Much love.♥April 13, 2014 – 4:27 pmReplyCancel

  • Rose - What a bunch of lovely photos! I was here a few years ago, found it very interesting, but thanks to your post I learned a bit extra. Thanks! :)December 29, 2014 – 3:27 amReplyCancel

  • Jessica van Dop DeJesus - Just arrived in Budapest and ran into this post via twitter. Very useful since we have 48 hours here! Lovely pictures!December 29, 2014 – 11:11 amReplyCancel

  • Erin Rathbone - I too experienced the Labyrinth and I was laughing reading your description. At one point it was dark and foggy and creepy and I almost had a panic attack because I couldn’t find my way out of a dead end. While I agree there’d be better caves to visit, the sheer bizarreness of this one will always stand out in my mind, and provide comic reliefFebruary 17, 2018 – 4:00 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Lol…yes, it definitely makes for a funny story, if nothing else!February 18, 2018 – 10:30 amReplyCancel

Photo of the Week: Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

Fisherman’s Bastion was my favourite place on Castle Hill in Budapest.  It’s a unique looking structure, built in neo-gothic and neo-romanesque styles, different from anything else you will see in the city. Fisherman’s Bastion was erected behind Matthias Church, on the spot where a guild of fishermen defended the city from invasion during the Middle…

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