Any visitor to Budapest must see Castle Hill, located on the Danube River's western bank. In 1987, the renowned Buda Castle, which dates back to the 13th century, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Strolling the cobblestone alleyways and taking in the medieval ambiance are great ways to learn about Budapest's history:
Castle Hill has been inhabited since the 13th century yet emanates a sense of the medieval age due to its steep, twisting streets and a small plaza. A stunning golden turul, a famous eagle from Hungarian folklore, guards it.
The bulk of the city's most popular attractions is gathered in a compact area, including the Royal Palace with its museums and library, the Matthias Church, the Fisherman's Bastion, and several spectacular structures. Matthias Church and the subterranean Castle Labyrinth are additional locations where you may learn about Budapest's past.
The vistas over the Danube to Pest alone would make the trip worthwhile:
''Castle Hill'' in the city is undoubtedly the most affluent area.
It is a limestone plateau that rises close to the riverbanks of the Danube and is one kilometer in length and two hundred meters in height.
This slope is home to many of Budapest's most important museums and some of the city's most impressive medieval monuments:
The walled region is separated into two distinct sections: to the north is the old quarter, which was formerly the home to a large number of common people during the Middle Ages but is today among the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city.
Make your way there on foot so that you may take in the many breathtaking panoramas along the way:
It is a terrific spot to visit after the evening when the area is lighted up magnificently, as is the case across most of Budapest.
And for those of you who want to stay up late and be active, the castle courtyards are open around the clock, giving visitors the chance to take advantage of one of the best free things to do in the city, which is to walk about the eternal network of cobblestone paths and lanes. The Buda Castle is currently the most notable structure in the area.
This enormous palace edifice dominates the hill's Castle District (Varnegyed), giving some of the greatest views over the lovely Danube and the architecture of Pest, located on the opposite side of the river.
In the neighborhood:
Castle Hill's well-known Gentlemen's Street (Uri utca) is a one-kilometer-long cobblestone strip lined with many boutique stores, galleries, restaurants, and cafés. Along this famous thoroughfare are splendid specimens of Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque architecture.
Szent Gyorgy Ter Square Buda Castle, Budapest 1014 Hungary