Night View of Buda Castle, Hungary

If you are looking for the best historical place in Budapest, you should look no further and make your way to Buda castle. There are a lot of things to see and do in Buda Castle and Buda Castle Hill area. If you are taking your time slowly, it can even take a day for you to fully explore the whole area. No matter which time you visit Buda Castle, you will be able to see a beautiful view of the majestic castle. We waited until the sun set and looks how the castle is glowing when the sun is no longer around.

Night View of Buda Castle, Hungary

A bit historical background of Buda Castle. The first citizens in Hungary arrived to Castle Hill in the 13th century after the Mongolian invasion. That was when the first royal castle was built too. The golden age of Castle Hill as in the 15th century when King Matthias Corvinus married Beatrix of Naples. Many Italian artists and craftsmen accompanies the new queen and then on, Buda became an important European city.

Buda Castle at Night in Hungary

Coming back to the real time, when the sun has set, you should make your way to the observation area to see the view across the river. The major historical buildings in Budapest are lit up at night and there is good reason for that too.

Danube River at Night Hungary

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You can also see that most of the buildings at the river banks are also lit up, including the bridge. If you want to observe them closer, you should walk alongside the river banks or take a night river cruise on the Danube.

Night view of Budapest at night

If you are hungry, you can also dine in the Castle Hill area as there are a lot of restaurants located here. 

Restaurant in Buda Castle Hungary

If you have more time to spare, you can also join Castle Hill walking tour. The tour will also suggest recommendations for cafes, restaurants and souvenir stores to stop for some refreshments. 

How to go to Castle Hill:

Take the Funicular from Chain Bridge, the public bus (Varbusz), from Szell Kalman ter or one of the many paths leading to Castle Hill. 

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