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If you don?t have a lot of time to see Budapest, Castle Hill is the place I would recommend as the must-see. It doesn?t have only some of Budapest?s most impressive buidlings, but gives you also an incredible view over the rest of the city. The main places of interest are Fishermen?s Bastion, Matthias Church and the Royal Palace. For people with more time, also some smaller attractions as the Castle Labyrinth and some museums are to be recommended. Although Castle Hill still shows the Royal Palace, there isn?t a classic castle on the hill anymore. That one was destroyed by the Nazis while retreating in the last months of WWII. The ruins of the castle are north of the palace, but only little remains. Some other of Budapest?s most important sights, the Chain Bridge, the Citadella and Gellert Hill are wtihin a short distance.

Address: District I
Directions: On the top of Castle Hill (Varhegy). Funicular from Clark Adam ter (Buda bridgehead of the Chain Bridge), bus #16 from Deak F. ter, bus VAR from Moszkva ter. No cars allowed.

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  • Written Sep 11, 2008
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