"Don't walk up the hill, take the Funicular!" Funicular - Siklo Tip by vichatherly

Funicular - Siklo, Budapest: 48 reviews and 76 photos

Didn't quite managed to get a ride on the Funicular (Sikló) because by the time we saw it we were on the way down!

It looked nice though.

"By far the most tranquil way of ascending Castle Hill to the Royal Palace is the Sikló. Originally opened in 1870, its main function was in providing cheap transport for local workers. Fortune has, however, not always favoured the two little cable cars. Wrecked by German shelling in 1945, the Sikló was left in a state of disrepair until being fully restored in 1986.

Whilst photographers and video enthusiasts will find shots from the Sikló irresistible in the early morning, romantic couples will, no doubt, prefer the spectacular floodlit views of the city at night. The lower terminus is just next to the bridge at Clark Ádám tér."

Address: District I, Szent Gyorgy ter and Clark Adam ter
Directions: Next to the bridge at Clark Adam Square. Access by buses #4express, 16, 86, 105 (Clark Adam ter stop) or trams #19, 41 (Lanchid stop).
Website: http://www.bkv.hu

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  • Written Oct 5, 2005
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