Hungary - Budapest
Grand Castle Walk
Grand Castle Walk
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This walk guides you through the castle area of small, romantic medieval streets and monumental edifices, located, with amazing views, on top of a hill overlooking the whole of inner Budapest. A World Heritage site, the story of Buda’s royal castle and palaces goes back to the 13th century, when it was originally built after a fearsome Mongol intrusion to European soil. Since then it has been at the action-packed crossroads of civilizations, on the dividing line between East and West for many centuries, therefore its history is singularly interesting: among else, it was a border town of the Roman Empire, a great, wealthy and refined renaissance center of Europe in the 15th century, home to the Holy Roman Emperor, with all the grandeur and the little stories these entail. During the walk, you will hear about the legends surrounding the origins of the Magyars, wines, a labyrinth within the hill, a diabolic horseman, a vanished town and a lot more. And if that is not enough, Buda Castle has been subjected to many wars and sieges throughout the ages. Here was one of the important battles on the Eastern front of the II World War, while before, for centuries, it was the last bastion of Europe against the great and devastating Mongol armies and later the similarly menacing Turkish Empire. In their time, the Turks finally overcame with a clever ruse, and 150 years of Muslim rule followed. Thus Buda Castle is a unique blend of exotic Eastern luxury, Western modernity, captivating stories and wonderful views, well worth getting lost in.
Sights in this walk:
Adam Clark Square
You are now in Clark Ádám square, the very center of Budapest. This is not only the nucleus of the city, but o...
Beethoven's Lodging (#7.)
The house with a balcony at number 7 is Erdődy Palace, inaugurated in 1769, and has a façade that is still in ...
The Castle District is one of the most interesting historic sites in Europe, with a diverse history of about 8...
Buda Castle Funicular: the Shortest Railway
Though Hungary’s shortest railway measures only 100 meters long, it was once one of the most important forms o...
Buda Castle Labyrinth
Only a few visitors know that the hill in the middle of the Castle District and on its northern parts is just ...
"QUICK TASTE OF THE INNER CITY"
The Inner City Walk guides you through the most visited and compelling parts of the intriguing and multi-coloured world of downtown Budapest.
ATTILA JÓZSEF IN FERENCVÁROS
The first part of the novel The Life of Attila József by Jolán József presents the day-to-day life of the family living in extreme poverty and the Ferencváros of the 1910s by invoking venues of the poet’s childhood.
The walk takes you to the interesting world of one of Europe’s great avenues, Andrássy Avenue, reminiscent of Champs Elysee, stuffed with magnificent architectural solutions.
BUDA CASTLE WALK PART 1. - THE ESSENTIALS
This first part of our Castle walk guides you through the history and the most important sights of the castle area with its magnificent royal palaces, small, romantic medieval streets, the elegant Matthias Church and monumental edifices like the Fishermen’s Bastion, located, with amazing views, on top of a hill overlooking the whole of inner Budapest.
BUDA CASTLE WALK PART 2. - HIDDEN DETAILS
This second part of our Castle Walk guides you through the intriguing and often personal stories of its less visited, small and romantic Medieval streets and many of its most interesting people, inhabitants and visitors, past and present alike.
GELLERT PANORAMA WALK
If any, this walk is specially designed for the eyes, taking you towards the spectacular bank of the Danube, monumental squares, classic bridges and up to the amazing views of the Gellérthill.
GRAND CASTLE WALK
This walk guides you through the castle area of small, romantic medieval streets and monumental edifices, located, with amazing views, on top of a hill overlooking the whole of inner Budapest.
GUIDE@HAND and VODAFONE invites you to a short sightseeing tour: we will take Lewis Hamilton and you to see the most beautiful and iconic sights of Budapest.
OLD JEWISH QUARTER
This short walk guides you through the world of a run-down, yet atmospheric, almost forgotten, but now reviving little streets of the old Jewish district.
This walk guides you through the intriguing and multi-coloured world of downtown Budapest with classic bridges, magnificent palaces, inviting gardens and great views.
ÚJPEST – THE HOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWN HALL!
Újpest is one of Hungary’s most significant settlements to have been planned in advance. Our local history walk will take a look at the rich past of a community which became the fourth industrial town in Hungary in only 70 years. We can also look into its future via its present.
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