Buda Walking Tour, Budapest

The capital of Hungary Budapest is a relatively young city, resulted from an 1873 merger between Buda on the western bank of the Danube and Pest on the east. Set on a number of hills, Buda is the site of a grand Hapsburg palace with a detached, imperial air of old-time wealth. While in Buda, you can enjoy sweeping views of the opposite Pest, lying across the river, from the Fisherman's Bastion on Castle Hill or Gellért Hill to the south. Come on this walk and see these and other key attractions of this magnificent part of the Hungarian capital.
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Buda Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Buda Walking Tour
Guide Location: Hungary » Budapest (See other walking tours in Budapest)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: kane
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Matthias Church

1) Matthias Church (must see)

This church is officially named the Church of Our Lady. It has been popularly named after King Matthias, who did much to change the architecture of the church and add to the beauty of the building. It is located in the Buda’s Castle District in Budapest.

According to history, it was founded in 1015. The original structure was built in Romanesque fashion. The current structure is Gothic in style and was changed during the 14th Century. It is considered the second largest church in medieval...   view more
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Fisherman's Bastion

2) Fisherman's Bastion (must see)

Directly adjacent to the Matthias Church is the Fisherman’s Bastion. It is historically a place that was protected from harm by the local fisherman’s guild that had been assigned by the King to defend the city walls in this area. Today, it is better known for its beauty and its lovely view of the city from the Pest side of town.

The structure was built in 1895 and finished completely in 1902. There are seven towers on the building, which symbolize the tents of the leaders that first lead...   view more
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Buda Castle

3) Buda Castle (must see)

This famous Palace also goes by the names of Buda or Royal Castle, after the fact that it was built on Buda Hill. The building completely dominates the skyline of the city for much of Budapest.

This home to the royalty of Hungary is over 304 meters long and is a sight to see at night.

From a design standpoint, the castle is a mixture of architectural styles. This is due to the fact that it has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times across the history of the country. You can find...   view more
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Varkert Casino (Verket Palace)

4) Varkert Casino (Verket Palace)

The Varkert Casino is listed as a World Heritage building. It was constructed in the late 19th century. This used to be a pump house that used to supply water to the Royal Palace. Located in Buda, this small casino is near to the Chain Bridge. Designed by Miklós Ybl, one of most famous Hungarian architects, the arched entrance and a fountain add to the grandeur of the...   view more
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Gellert Hill

5) Gellert Hill (must see)

The 140-m high hill offers one of the best and most picturesque views of the city. The dolomite rock is named after a bishop who carried out his mission in bringing Christianity to Hungarians. In the 18th century, the hillsides of Gellért Hill were covered with vineyards. The Citadel was built after the 1848–49 Hungarian uprising by the ruling Habsburg Austrians, as it was a prime, strategic site for shelling both Buda and Pest in the event of a future revolt. The Citadel has been used also...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Budapest, Hungary

Create Your Own Walk in Budapest

Create Your Own Walk in Budapest

Creating your own self-guided walk in Budapest is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
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Souvenir Shopping

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Nightlife Tour, Part 1

Nightlife Tour, Part 1

A major city that attracts a lot of visitors each year, Budapest offers a healthy selection of hot bars and clubs where guests are encouraged to party all night long. The diversity of the venues found on the Budapest Nightlife Tour is notable, including decadent nightclubs with heart-thumping live DJs spinning the latest house and techno, hip and artsy crowds relaxing with a cocktail to jazz and reggae, an exclusive rooftop bar requiring a password to get in, and more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Walking Tour on Andrassy Utca

Walking Tour on Andrassy Utca

Andrassy Avenue, recognized as a World Heritage site in 2002, is a fine boulevard in the city that dates back to 1870. The entire stretch is lined with cafés, restaurants, luxury shops and cultural institutions. The long, wide road that connects Downtown and City Park is lined with trees and renovated villas and palaces. At the City Park end is the Heroes Square where the most important national monuments are located.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Ruin Pubs Tour

Ruin Pubs Tour

A truly unique attraction to the city of Budapest, ruin pubs are thriving modern establishments that are located inside old abandoned buildings. The antiquity inherent in their architecture adds a certain character to these pubs. Inside the spots found on the Budapest Ruin Pubs Tour guests are treated to an assortment of entertainment opportunities, including hot DJ sets, live musical acts, film screenings, theatrical performances, and much more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Pest Walking Tour

Pest Walking Tour

Separated from its western neighbor Buda by the magnificent river Danube, the eastern part of Bupadest, formally known as Pest, takes up almost two thirds of the Hungarian capital. Unlike hilly Buda, Pest is predominantly a flat plain with a pretty buzzing and bourgeois setting. It houses some truly magnificent architectural sights, including the Hungarian Parliament itself. In part, this is probably the reason why the Hungarians habitually refer to their capital city as simply "Pest". This walk invites you to explore some of the key attractions of this part of Budapest.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

Over the centuries, the Jews of Budapest were many times expelled from the city and had to rebuild their homes and lives after it. Therefore, it is amazing to see how much they have re-created and many of it is still preserved even after the WWII and the communist regime. This tour covers some of the most important sites that provide an insight into the history and culture of the Jewish population in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km

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