Historical Buda -walk through the Castle district
In this walking tour we will first climb through the newly renovated garden and Bazaar of the castle hill.
Up we will enter the courtyards of the old Buda Royal Palace, the presidential palace (from outside), and walking through the medieval streets we will arrive at the Holy Trinity square to see the Matías Church, and the romantic Fishermen's Bastion from where You will have a magnificent panoramic view of Budapest.
The tour ends after crossing the famous Chain Bridge, in the center of Pest, on the Váci pedestrian street.
Duration of the tour: 4 hours approx.
* Gardens of the Royal Palace
* Castle of Buda hill
* Matías Church
* Fishermen's Bastion
* Chain Bridge over the Danube
* Széchenyi Square in Pest
Panoramic tour of Budapest by car / minivan
It is a classic tour that we recommend if you have little time, however you want to see the most important points of Buda and Pest. It allows to have a general vision of the city, its formation, history and wonderful architecture.
The Millenary Square or Heroes Square through its statues helps us to know the history of the country, is also the starting point to walk through the elegant Andrássy Avenue. Making a photo stop in front of the House of Terror and in front of the State Opera House.
Next we pass in front of the Great Synagogue, and cross to Buda through the Elisabet bridge (Sissi) to climb the Saint Gerard hill, from where you have one of the best views over the city.
We then head towards the historic center of the Castle Hill, where we will see the old Royal Palace, the Presidential Palace and walking through the old streets until we reach the Holy Trinity square where the Matías church is located.From the Fishermen's Bastion we will have an excellent view of the Parliament and the center of Pest. We descend to Pest, to the Váci pedestrian street crossing the first stable bridge and the only stone bridge in the city, the famous Széchenyi bridge or Chain bridge.
The tour ends in the center, at the Café Gerbeaud.
The Jewish quarter of Pest
Budapest has a rich jewish cultural and religious heritage. For centuries they played an important role in the cultural and economic life of the city. Today, the largest Jewish diaspora in Europe-Central and Eastern Europe is here.
On this walk we go along the quiet streets of the VII district, also known as the Jewish district of Pest. We will see the graceful courtyards, small family shops, beautiful facades waiting to be restored soon, the so-called ruins bars - very popular places among young people.
We visit the Great Synagogue of Budapest, the second largest after the Emanu-el Congregation in New York. The synagogue of Dohány Street or Great Synagogue is the work of the architect Ludwig Föster and inside of the master Frigyes Feszl.
In its enclosure we will see the Tree of the Life, the memorial garden of Raoul Wallenberg, the Temple of the Heroes, the cemetery and the Jewish Museum. In the current place of the museum was the birthplace of the writer, journalist, founder of the Zionist movement and the idea of the new state of Israel, Theodor Herzl (1860-1904).