Buda Castle is one of the most visited sights of Budapest, a Unesco World Heritage location, with plenty of interesting attractions, museums, quaint streets and squares, restaurants and shops.
Most first-time visitors to Budapest will head to Buda’s Castle District (Varnegyed), sitting high above the Danube and reached by the quaint funicular from the Chain Bridge. You could choose to walk up the hill or take the Buda Hill Funicular up to the castle. Once you reach the top, look out at the spectacular views across Budapest and into the distance.
Near the top of the funicular, the National Dance Theatre sits next to the Hungarian President’s residence. Then it’s Disz ter, once the heart of the district before Tarnok utca, or Treasurer’s Street, which is lined with beautiful houses, many now converted to souvenir shops.