Get to know the Buda Castle District!
Join us for a walking tour of the charming Buda Castle district. This is your chance to explore one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and learn all about the area’s interesting history.
Highlights and Themes
- Learn about the Buda Castle area and its history of occupation.
- Medieval stories of kings whom resided here
- The modern era and present day of the Buda castle area explained
- Fun facts and stories
- Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church (inside)
- Coffee and cake stop
Dates & Times
Year around – 14:30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Buda Castle District I, Szentháromság tér Holy Trinity statue (in the middle of the square).
Tour ends in the Buda Castle District, near Matthias Church
36 € Adult
34 € Student (with a valid student card)
18 € Child (up to 12 years)
Infants are free up to 2 years
Full Tour Description
Duration: 2.5 hours
Get a historical overview of the Buda Castle district, walk through the small cobblestone streets and squares with a professional local guide. You’ll get a feel for its medieval aspects from the first stone laid to the present day use. Your guide will lead you through the castle area and its historical points, occupations and roles it played throughout the Hungarian history.
Our tour takes you back in time to see how Castle Hill was originally built and designed. You’ll come to understand how the whole area was used over the centuries by many different cultures and nations. We’ll walk through these major historical points and learn how the castle district survived and helped its inhabitants defend and live through invasions and occupations for centuries. With us, you’ll learn the secrets of the Buda Castle Hill!
During this tour, you will see the major sights including Royal Palace, the Presidential palace, Disz Square, Holy Trinity Square, Hess Andras Square and Fisherman’s Bastion. We’ll also show you around inside the Matthias Church and tell its stories and legends.
We’ll also take a break for coffee and cake in a cosy Café of the Castle District.
Our walking tours run with small groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants. This makes them interactive and personal and gives you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide. You can also hit them up for local tips on where to go and what else to do.
We reserve the right to alter and change the tour program without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
Please wear modest clothing (covering shoulders and thighs) when visiting our church. Male visitors are requested to enter with bare head – unless this is against the rules of their religion.
English speaking guide, entrance to Matthias Church, coffee stop.
Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.