Buda Castle Walking Tour - 3 hours


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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Budapest, Budapest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Discover the Castle District during a comfortable walk. While we are strolling along the cobblestone streets of this historical area you will learn more about its secrets and stories. This old part of the city is full of stunning architecture from the Medieval to the Baroque period. From the walls you can enjoy a sublime view of the Danube and the monumental buildings of Pest.

The history of this area goes back to the 13th century and its golden period was in the 15th century. The Ottoman invasion, the Habsburg period and the fights in 1944-1945 had a significant effect on the architectural feature of the district.

The most popular sights of this area are the Matthias Church, the Fishermen's Bastion, the Royal Palace and other interesting places under the earth as well. This tour can also be extended on request by a visit to the Watertown, which is a narrow area between the Danube and the Castle Hill.


What's Included

Hotel pickup

Private tour

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Transportation to/from attractions


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Castle District Townhall
We will approach the Castle District via Adam Clark Square, where you will be informed about the stories of Chain Bridge, the tunnel and the furnicular. As we slowly walk up the ramp towards the Castle District we will pass the Castle Garden. This area got its Neo-renaissance style in the second part of the 19th century. Climbing up the stairs we can reach the Savoy Terrace. Here you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Budapest. As we go around the Royal Palace you will find the spectacular Matthias fountain and will learn about the historical background of the former royal residence.Leaving the Royal Palace behind we will walk across Saint George Square. Today one can find Sándor Palace here,
Passing by the remains of the former Ministry of Defence and the Headquarters of the Army we will arrive at the civilian town of the Caste District

• Admission Ticket Free

Matthias Church
Passing by the remains of the former Ministry of Defence and the Headquarters of the Army we will arrive at the civilian town of the Caste District. While we are heading towards the Matthias Church you will hear about the cave system under the cobblestone streets and the stories of legendary Hungarian figures like Arthur Görgey or András Hadik, whose memorials can be found in the area.

When we arrive at Holy Trinity Square you will have the opportunity to admire the marvellous Matthias Church outside and inside, whose history is inseparable from the area.  You can again enjoy the panorama of the Hungarian capital from the Fisherman's Bastion next to the church. 

• Admission Ticket Free

Afterwards the tour continues in the northern part of the Castle District. We will pass the medieval Jewish praying house as we get closer to Vienna Gate Square. Here you can take pleasure in the Baroque style houses of the square and the impressive building of the Hungarian National Archives.

• Admission Ticket Free






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