Free Tour Buda: Medieval City and Castle

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on October 19, 2020

Hello travelers! We are a group of guides happy to live and work in Budapest! With degrees in History of Art and Tourism. And after years of experience in the city, we have come up with the recipe for the perfect free tour: INGREDIENTS: -300 grams of history (just enough so that you don't get saturated) -150 grams of legends -several tablespoons of curiosities, gossip and news - "salt shaker" to the taste of the guide -A handful of tricks so that you learn to move around the city - A guide wanting to enjoy yourself - A motivated public PREPARATION: We start by adding the 300 grams of history, because every tour has to start with a good historical context. But immediately we add 150 grams of legends to the mixture in small doses and stir well until a well-homogeneous and balanced dough is left. Let it rest and add salt to taste until you start to hear a few laughs. That is the signal that tells you that the mix is on the right track. It is then the right time to add several spoonfuls of curiosities, gossip and current affairs, always at the request of the diner. All this is put in the oven for 2 and a half hours at maximum power. And to avoid that the dough does not drop, go adding tricks and recommendations. If the steps have been followed well, we assure you a good free tour. And if the recipe is also made in Budapest, success is guaranteed!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description


Do you want to know a fairy tale city?

🧚 Perfect! In this Free tour we bring you closer to history through popular legends. You will see the medieval town, Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and Buda Castle .

It is important to carry the cameras with as much battery as possible. We are going to see the most spectacular part of Budapest, and therefore, the most photographable.


🟢 HOME: We are waiting for you at Clark Ádam tér . Right in front of the Chain Bridge.

🟢 We will see the picturesque Funicular and enter Buda Castle . Take out your camera because we will climb the walls to enjoy spectacular views.
🟢 We will also take a walk through the Várkert Bázar , the palace gardens, as if we were Empress Sissi herself :)
🟢 You will sit in front of the majestic fountain of King Matthias , where legend and reality mix in this character so loved by Hungarians.
🟢 We continue towards the old market square, where the great magician Houdini lived. And where during the Middle Ages public punishments were applied!
🟢 We continue along Uri utca street, the noblest in the city, and from a viewpoint, you will see the famous Mount Géllert . You will be amazed by its story.
🟢 We will reveal the secrets of the Laberyntus and the Hospital de la Roca . Two of the most famous attractions of the medieval city.
🟢 We will advance to the National Archive and visit the Church of Mary Magdalene , of which only one tower remains.
🟢 And as a final culmination we take you to the impressive Church of Matías!
🟢 And why not? We finished with a "posture moment" in the Fisherman's Bastion. We will tell you where to take the best photos of your trip :)
🟢 And those with a sweet tooth, you're in luck! Because you can take the opportunity to have a coffee at the Ruszwurm Cafeteria, the oldest in the city and favorite of Empress Sissi.

And who will accompany you through this medieval city? A prince charming? A gentleman? Well no, we haven't found any, and we've looked for it! Failing that, professional minstrels, graduates in Art History and Tourism, will go to make you spend a legendary afternoon!

-Can you pay in euros?
Yessss. We accept euros, dollars and florins.
-You can pay by card? No, but our guides have Bizzum or Revolut, for those of you who don't have cash.
-Where does the tour start and end? It starts at Clárk Ádám tér and ends at Fisherman's Bastion.

Observations : Tour not suitable for people with reduced mobility
-Minimum group of 6 people for the tour to depart
-Group reservations of 6 or more people must pay 8 euros or 3,500 huf per person at the beginning. If not, they will not be admitted. (This also applies if a group of 6 or more makes multiple reservations)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Clark Ádám tér, Clark Ádám ...
    Budapest, Clark Ádám tér, Clark Ádám tér, 1011 Hungary
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    Look for the green/orange umbrella at Clark Ádám tér

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    Outside visit
    Bastión de los pescadores
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Puente de las Cadenas
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de Matías
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    Outside visit
    Galería Nacional Húngara
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    Outside visit
    Castillo de Buda
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Barrio del Castillo
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Budapest Castle Hill Funicular
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Museo de historia/ Castillo Buda
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Castle Garden Bazaar
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Palacio Sándor
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    Outside visit
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    Outside visit
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    Outside visit
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    Pastelería Ruszwurm

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Rodolfo 23 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Miguel es un gran guía. Hicimos el día de antes un tour con él y repetimos en este, cambiándolo por otro que teníamos. Muy recomendable. No es el más imprescindible de Budapest, pero si no lo haces no lo conocerás todo
Adrian 23 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Excelente tour, dinámico y divertido
Edgar 23 May 2024
St. Petersburg

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great walking tour very very informative. Highly highly recommend
Fanny 22 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Excelente recorrido con Almudena!! La verdad lo súper recomiendo. Con mi mamá acabábamos de llegar a la ciudad e hicimos el tour con un poco de miedo por las subidas, pero accesible para todo público y SÚPER entretenido! Si pueden elegir ir con Almudena, no se lo pierdan. Sabe muchísimo sobre historia y arte!
María Dolores 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Nos ha encantado Almudena lo ha explicado muy ameno el recorrido interesante por todo el barrio de buda y castillo. Tuvimos lluvia pero aún así no hubo problema. De noche iluminado con poca gente fue mágico. Excelente guía
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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