District I Budavár - Buda side Attractions in Budapest

The Castle Hill of the Buda side occupies a whole district on its own; The Castle District or District I. It dates back to the end of the 13th century and maintains its medieval charm to this very day. It is divided into two main parts: the Royal part occupied by the grand Royal Palace (pick number 3), and the Civilian part with delightful little cobble stone streets (the most beautiful one being our fourth pick, the Úri Street) and baroque buildings resembling the Medieval Town plan. A beautiful panorama opens of the Pest side and of the Buda hills, with romantic look out terraces to enjoy the view from.
The three main sights on the hill are our first three picks, the Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion and Royal Palace comprising the set of landmarks without which the Castle Hill would lose its character.

Beneath the district are a series of caves, and the Buda Castle Labyrinth in fifth place is one that has been opened to the public.

In sixth and seventh place are two great places to enjoy Hungarian wine: the King's Wine Cellar and Museum, a series of wine cellars from the 14ht century only recently opened up, and the House of Hungarian Wines.

The Marzipan Museum in eighth place located in the Hotel Hilton is the place to feast not just your eyes but also your stomach on some delicious marzipan figures!

There are several smaller museums in the area, of which the Museum of Military History (our ninth pick) is a great example.

Last but not least the Funicular, an antique carriage making a romantic ride up to the Castle District.

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Matthias Church

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Szentharomsag ter 2
Országház utca 14 District I

Church with a 700 year old history... read more

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Fisherman's Bastion

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Szentháromság Square

Look out tower with stunning view... read more

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Royal Palace

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Castle Hill

Houses museums and art galleries... read more

Úri Street

Úri Street

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Buda Castle Labyrinth

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Uri utca, 9
District I

Amazing Tunnels Under Castle Hill... read more

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Royal Wine House and Wine Cellar Museum

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Szent György tér

Wine tasting under the Buda hills... read more

House of Hungarian Wines

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Marzipan Museum

Hess András Square 1-3

Edible Exhibition... read more

Museum of Millitary History

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Buda

From military barrack to military museum... read more

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Funicular

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Clark Adan Ter (Buda side, near the Chain Bridge)
Buda Royal Castle

Historic funicular up Castle Hill... read more
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