• Budacastle i Budapest
    Visit the Castle of Buda
  • castlehill in Budapest
    Castle districts's architecture
  • castlehill in Budapest
    Castlehill in Budapest
    Fishermen's Bastion
  • Budacastle in Budapest
    Budacastle in Budapest

The Castle of Buda

The Castle of Buda is one of the most famous and popular tourist sites in Budapest.

It has been part of the Unesco World Heritage since 1987, with numerous museums, restaurants, shops, curved streets and gothic-styled houses, and a beautiful view of Pest.

Besides the Royal Castle and Castle district are definitely one of the most romantic parts of the city, also numerous weddings are held in the area by locals and tourists yearly.

Even one say that Pest is the busy side of town nowdays, Buda has played an essential role in the life of the Hungarians since the Hungarian settlement in the 9th century. After the invasion of the Mongols in 1241, the first fortress was built here for the protection of the population. Since the middle ages the castle hill has been the set of the kings.
Here you will find the breath-taking gothic Church of Virgin Mary, more commonly known as the St Matthias Church, was built in the middle of the 13th century, while the nearby 110-year-old neo-gothic styled Fishermen's Bastion offers an impeccable view on the River Danube and the city. Both of them can be reached by walk or by taking the bus 16 from Szell Kallman ter to Szentháromság ter.
The Royal Castle and its surrounding garden is one of the most amazing architectural and cultural attractions of Budapest. Inside you will find the Hungarian National Gallery. Established in 1975, it displays art from medieval times to present day. The strongness of the museum is the portrayal of the Secession. The building itself is an architectural unique. It's open 10am – 6 pm Tue-Sun.

The Budavari Palota is one of the symbols of Hungary and the building process was started as early as the 13th century. Every historical period has left a trace on the buildings: they have continuously been the premise of wars and battles. There are two museums located in the buildings and the loved Széchényi National Library which is the favourite studying place of the university’s humanities students.

Castle Hill

It is located on Buda side.
1014 Budapest
Coordinates:47.501493, 19.033605
Public transport:
  • Bus: 16, 16A, 116
  • Tram: Sikló
  • Metro: M2 - Széll Kálmán tér
Year of building:since 13th cent.
Opening hours:Castle Hill 24/7 Hungarian National Gallery Tue-Sun 10.00-18.00 Hungarian History Museum Tue-Sun 10.00-18.00 Széchényi National Library Tue-Sat 9.00-20.00 Matthias Church 9.00-17.00
Entrance fee:Museums have fees
Fun facts:
  • Fishermen’s Bastion was named after the fishermen's guild who protected this part of the walls of Buda. Already in the Middle Ages fishermen took their goods to sell on the fishmarket beside Matthias Church. They not only sold fish but in need they protected valiantly the bastion from the enemies.
  • Under the Castle there is a Hospital in the rock. It has more than 2300 m² and it was in use during WWII and in 1956, as well. It is open for public as a museum and it is also recommended by the New York Times Travel: 36 hours in Budapest issue as one of the Top Ten Must See Places.