Castle Hill is situated in Buda and is on the western side of the Danube River in Budapest. The Castle Hill is known as Varhegy in Hungarian and was first settled in the 13th century after a Mongol attack led the citizens of Buda to seek the neighborhood. The most popular attraction in Castle Hill neighborhood is the Royal Palace.
The Buda Castle is located in Budapest; Hungary is historical castle of the Hungarian kings. The foundations of the castle date back to the 13th Century. It was first completed in the year 1265. Originally it was called Royal Palace... more and Royal Castle. During the reign of King Matthias, the castle reached its full stature. This castle is a part of the World Heritage Site and was declared in 1987. The interiors of the palace are decorated lavishly and consist of a Ballroom and a Castle Church. The site also has three museums and is home to the Széchenyi Library. Throughout the ages, the castle survived many battles.
Buda castle district is the oldest part of the capital: former Royal Palace, then Matthias Church or Coronation church of the Hungarian kings, Fishermen’s Bastion with the world famous, marvellous view over the river and the city and Alexander palace,... more the seat of the Hungarian President.
There are many museums, like the National Gallery, restaurants and cafés in this area. There are many possibilities to get there: one is waling over the Chain birdge to Buda and taking the funicular: don't miss the fancy view of this bridge at night!
The Castle quarter on Castle Hill stands 180 m above sea level. Here you can see Matthias Church, Budapest's most attractive and most famous Catholic church, which, due to its unique siting, largely defines the view of the Castle quarter... more as seen from the Pest side.