For those wanting to walk in the Castle District and see more than the Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion, this tour is meant just for you.
This small area has seen more turmoil and prosperity than other parts of the country altogether. As the royal court, it served as the centre of administration and knowledge as well as the capital for long. King Matthias set up his observatory and library, the Turks stored gun-powder in the palace, several battles and sieges took place. Besides admiring the view of Pest, you can gain access to places excluded from guidebooks on our Fabulous tour!
Several battles and sieges took place in our city. The last was the blood-drenched siege of 1944-45 winter at the end of WWII (you can still see bullet holes on some buildings). For weeks the Buda castle citizens found a refuge in the mostly naturally created cave system under today’s nicely restored houses. Yes, there is a 3-level cave system undernearth the Buda Castle hill.
We usually say Buda is like a town within the city – it’s so compact with all you need for modern everyday life but it’s also like a bubble and a time capsule.