As one of the tourist hotspots, you’ll generally find that the prices of gifts and meals are at a premium in the Castle District.
The funicular railway (7.30am–10pm daily, closed 1st and 3rd Monday of month) costs single/return adult 840/1,450 forints, concessions 520/940 forints.
You can catch several buses up the hill – including the Várbusz from Moszkva tér – but it’s more interesting to take the lovely funicular railway from Clark Ádám tér.
Visit in the evening or early morning and you’ll find the district freer of tourists. Sunrise and sunset are also the times that offer the best of the views – either over the river in front or the Buda Hills behind.
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
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