The Budapest Castle district is my favorite place in Budapest. 

budapest castle districtThis part of the city feels like it has been sprinkled with a little extra magic than the rest of the city, and it also has some of the best views of Budapest. 

budapest castle districtYou walk up these beautiful cobble-stoned streets and admire the enchanting architecture that surrounds you. And when you get to St. Matthias Church, prepare to be stunned! It feels like one of those fairytale castles/churches featured in those old Disney movies.

budapest castle districtNot to mention the beautiful Fisherman’s Bastion, where you get one of the best bird’s eye views of the city (and lots of great pictures).

buda castle district budapestFrom the Fisherman’s Bastion you can admire the stunning sight of the Danube river, Buda, Pest, the Chain Bridge, parliament and so much more. 

budapest castle districtThis part of Budapest is truly a wonder to discover. And if it’s during the holiday season, prepare for some beautiful lights and a cozy holiday feeling that runs through the air. But also expect freezing wind, so cover yourself up!

budapest castle districtNot only is the Budapest Castle district a must to visit, it’s also where the city of Budapest was first built until it was later expanded. In fact, the walls of most of the houses date back to the Middle Ages!

budapest castle districtIn the Castle district you can’t miss out on St. Matthias church. I can’t stress enough how much I’m in love with it! And it’s not only the exterior architecture that is jaw-dropping, the inside is unbelievable. Don’t forget to purchase your ticket to visit inside!

Buda castleApart from enjoying the amazing Budapest views from the Fisherman’s Bastion and strolling around to see the 1st district’s architecture, if you’d like to get a glimpse of Budapest’s history, head to the Buda Castle and go to the Budapest History Museum! And of course, walk around Buda castle and admire its beautiful architecture and view!

budapest castle districtAfter strolling in this beautiful area, head to one of the yummy restaurants in the Castle district.

And even if many of you (including me) would think that dining here would probably mean ending up in lots of tourist traps, it’s definitely not like that, on the contrary, the streets are filled with yummy restaurants and bistros.  

For a yummy lunch in a casual setting, Speiz restaurant is my favorite! And for an elegant dinner Pierrot is definitely the place!


What is your favorite site in the Budapest Castle district? Leave a comment and let me know!


I'm the daughter of an Italian family of diplomats, the second of three children, and a global citizen. I've lived in 7 cities around the world, I have a gigantic crush on Italy and my name has been mispronounced more times than I can remember.

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