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Did I say how much I loved Budapest?? Okay I probably did but here’s another post to prove my point 😉

The Fisherman’s Bastion at the Buda side of the city is situated on Castle Hill. It is a unique monument whose name comes from the fishermen who defended the walls in the Middle Ages. The entire area on Castle Hill is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also houses the Buda Castle, gothic styled Mathhias Church and National Gallery of Hungary. Completed in the 13th century, the Buda castle is one of the most imposing structures of Budapest.

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Fisherman’s Bastion from the Chain Bridge

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Chain Bridge

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Saving a few euros and hiking the hill

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The Parliament is visible from so many places. WOW!

Reaching the Castle Hill in Budapest is very easy as there are several options to chose from. You can walk, take a bus (No 16) or get the funicular. I chose the first one as it was a short walk and I could stop to see the amazing views of the city!

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The statue of King Mathhias

The entire area is like a small town that also includes a five star hotel and a Starbucks.

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Mathhias Church

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Fisherman’s Bastion

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The Danube separating the city in two

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The view of the Parliament gets better as you walk towards Pest

 

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Castle Hill in Budapest

There are many expensive shops in the area sell “Hungarian” goods but I didn’t know the authenticity of them so I chose to ignore. The Buda Hill is very intriguing and well kept and walking back to Pest I noticed how quiet that side of the city was compared to the hustle and bustle of the Pest side.

I had no idea about the history of Hungary and got curious to know more after visiting Buda Castle. So after my visit, I stopped at a bookshop to read more on Budapest.

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Castle Hill in Budapest

Related Reading:

Szabó Ervin Library in Budapest is a dream

Budapest: An Unexpectedly Remarkable CIty

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