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Buda Castle – Fishermen’s Bastion Live Tour

Budapest, Hungary Architecture, Art, Culture, History, Religion
  • Languages English
  • Duration 60 Minutes

Budapest is divided into 2 parts by the Danube River: Buda and Pest. Let’s discover the hilly historical Buda Castle area.  You will love this tour as we will enjoy the best panoramic viewpoint from the top of the Buda Castle Area-from the so-called  Fishermen’s Bastion. It overlooks our fantastic House of Parliament. Each tower represents one Hungarian pagan tribe from the 9th century-from the time when the Magyars arrived in this area.

Let’s admire together the Matthias Church’s incredible mosaic tile rooftop. What an architectural journey! The church base is from the post-Tatar invasion era(13th century), the main gothic facade is from the 15the century, meanwhile, the roof and the interior is from the Austro -Hungarian Monarchy time (1896). Have you ever seen an Eastern European Baroque Trinity Column? Well, across from the church we can admire one and I will explain why do you see so many of them in Eastern Europe.

Let’s hear a little bit more about the fascinating turbulent Hungarian history.  I can not wait to show you the magnificent statue of St Stephen, the founder of Hungary. He is the One who converted the pagan  Magyars into Christianity, got crowned, and founded Hungary.

My favorite part to show you the Hotel Hilton built during the Communist Era in the 70s. During the construction, it turned out that the whole area is actually a 15th century Dominican Monastery ground. Well, they have redone the blueprints and integrated the Hotel Hilton into the Monastery ruins in 1976.. It is really fascinating and unique!

Please do not hesitate, lets have some fun tour together. Sign up and come, walk with me:))

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  • Group Ticket

    We're trying to keep things as personal as possible, but sometimes sitting around one device isn't an option. If you want to share the experience with loved ones who can't be with you, add a Group Ticket for up to 5 extra devices!

    25 €
  • Photographs

    Ask your host to take a photo at any point during the tour. You can even direct them to the exact spot that you want to have captured! The photos will have a high resolution and will be sent to you after the tour has finished.

    Free
  • Booklet

    Get a PDF with information shared during the tour, photos and links for further research!

    5 €
  • You've got mail!

    Are you a postcard lover? Choose one from the many shops on the way and your host will mail it to you after the tour!

    5 €
  • Souvenir

    What's a visit without a souvenir? Your host will buy one for you while on the call! You can choose between a small fridge-magnet, keyring or statuette and it will be posted to you after the tour has finished.

    20 €

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Hosted By Monika

Monika

Jo napot! My name is Monika, your Hungarian Budapest tour guide. I was born and raised here in Budapest, Hungary during the Communist Era. I have a few childhood memories from that era that I think you will find interesting and helpful to understand Eastern Europe.

I also lived for 15 years in New York, US, and worked there as a travel agent before I have relocated back to Budapest and started working as a travel guide/tour director in Budapest and in Eastern Europe.

I love my job! Having fun with you during our walking tours, sharing, teaching about art, history, local food is my passion. I am particularly interested in showing you hidden courtyards, ornamented doorknobs, off-path curiosities besides the mainstream "must-see things" of Budapest. I am a devoted fan of our coffeehouse and strudel culture so you bet we will wind up some way to this delicious topic:)).
I promise you will be surprised how magic and beautiful our capital is. Please give us a try and sign up for one of my tours. Let's have fun together, come, walk with me:))

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