Tourist Attractions in Budapest, Sights of Budapest
Castle Quarter and Castle Hill
I., district (Buda)
Bus: Castle Bus, 16, Funicular
Part of the World Heritage. Due to its excellent features it was settled as early as the 13th century; King Béla IV built a castle here after the Tartar invasion, and he chose this spot as the seat of royal rule. The Castle quarter on the Castle Hill stands 180 m above sea level. It is around 1.5 km long and in places it is 500 metres wide. It boasts three churches, six museums, many historical buildings, monuments, streets and squares, a theatre, four hotels, numerous atmospheric restaurants, cafés, galleries and gift shops. Breathtaking panoramas open from the Fishermen's Bastion and the promenade in front of the National Gallery.
Source: Budapesti Turisztikai Kht, Budapest Guide, 2003
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