Castle Hill is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site dating from the 13th century. During WWII it was bombed and had to be rebuilt again. Castle Hill consists of the Royal Palace, home to a number of museums, including the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest Museum.
It is a pedestrian only walking area with cobblestone streets, shops and a few restaurants.
View of Castle Hill from Chain Bridge
Overlooking Pest from Buda Castle
There is a very nice cafe near Mathias Church with outside seating. We stopped for strudel which
was very good.
Fisherman's Bastion on Castle Hill
1800'S Seven Towers representing the Magyar tribes. There is a viewing terrace with Spectacular
views of Danube, Margaret's Island and Gellert Hill! Remarkable architecture!
Chain Bridge is the first permanent stone bridge connecting Buda and Pest. View approaching the
bridge from the Pest side. Bridge leads to the funicular to Castle Hill.
A beautiful building which is a must see on a visit to Budapest and is a prominent view from
The facade includes 90 statues. The interior design includes huge halls, 12.5 miles of corridors, 96
meter central dome and 891 rooms.
Tours of the Parliament Building are conducted in multiple languages. Tickets can be purchased
on line prior to your visit. There is at least an hour wait for tickets if you wait to buy on site.
The Parliament is accessible with Line 2 of the Budapest Metro from Lajos Kossuth Square
Changing of the Guards outside Parliament Building
View of Buda from Parliament Building
Interior Parliament Building-The Great Hall
Cafe Scene near the Main Market Hall
St. Stephen's Basilica
Dohany Street Synagogue Largest in Europe
Top 10 sights in Budapest
Tree of Life for the Hungarian Holocaust victims. The names of the victims are
inscribed on the metal leaves.