The best part of my visit to Budapest was hands down exploring the castle district. Imagine a castle so enormous and grand that it needed its own district. Far out, right?
There’s so much to see and do here, but I’ll walk you through the highlights. I visited about an hour or so before sunset. It was stunning.
I only budgeted a small amount of time, and had to rush through to see it all before it got too dark. In reality, you’re better off dedicating half a day to this area (I cover this in my guide). Reason? So. Many. Museums. All of them fantastic.
Anyways, suffice it to say that you’ll definitely want to make this a key part of your Budapest trip. So let’s get going!
If you’re in Pest, the most beautiful and quickest way to get to the district is via the landmark Széchenyi Chain Bridge.
You can take the funicular, or walk up.
You’ll arrive at Fisherman’s Bastion, which provides some really pretty views.
Inside this area is Matthias Church. Buy a ticket to enter and prepare to be amazed.
If you walk around the streets, you’ll find charming buildings that house museums for every interest. Now’s the time to activate Google Maps and see which one(s) suit your fancy.
You’ll stroll down a tree-lined walk to the actual castle.
Isn’t it incredible?!
Buda’s castle district is meant for exploring on foot. Set aside time to walk around and see what interests you. There really is something for everyone.
Ready to go museum-crazy at Buda castle district? Which one would you visit first? Let me know in the comments!