Budapest, the Hungarian capital, is located along the Danube, which separates and divides the city into two regions, one called Buda and the other Pest. These two regions are united thanks to seven bridges that serve both pedestrians and vehicles, and especially at night it is a spectacular landscape.
Taking a walk through that area of the Danube we find beautiful places and monuments such as the Buddha castle, which is also known as the Royal Palace since it was formerly inhabited by the Hungarian kings. It is located on the Buda Hill and surrounded by alleys to take a walk to get to know all that part of the city.
The Buda Castle is currently used to house different buildings, such as the Széchenyi Library, the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. To get there you can walk and go up the stairs that you find next to the Chain BridgeYou can also go up the hill to the left of the funicular or, if you don't want to walk, you can directly go up the Budavári Sikló funicular, which is in operation from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day.
Inside the castle you will see various exhibitions and discover the history of Hungary while you walk through its dependencies, spectacular and with various decorative styles although having been inhabited by Kings you can imagine that golds predominate. A joy if you like architecture in general and castles in particular.
When you get to the top of the Buddha Hill You will enjoy spectacular views of the city, as well as being able to visit the castle. At the top is also the Buda Castle Labyrinth, a wonder created by nature with the hot water of a spring and that little by little was forming caves and cellars, highly recommended.
Buda Castle and Buda Hill - Budapest, Hungary. (January 2021)
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