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Free Night Tour of Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion
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!
Enjoy the Buda Castle and the legendary history of the medieval city , under the starry sky of Budapest .
In this Free night tour, we will discover the best kept secrets of Buda, the oldest area, and we will enjoy its viewpoints at dusk.
ROUTE: We will meet at Clark Adam tér , at the foot of the Funicular (Sculpture of KM 0) to start our tour.
The lions of the chain bridge will welcome you to the medieval city of Buda , a fortress on the hill that we will access through the neo-renaissance gardens of the Palace, Várkert Bazar . Its beauty will surprise you.
Next to those gardens we will see the famous Café Félix , where the great architect of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Miklos Ybl , lived during the construction of the Várkert Bazar.
We will visit the medieval fortification of Rondella, and from there we will access the Buda Castle grounds, from where you will enjoy a wonderful sunset. There we will tell you about the legendary origins of Hungary, and its evolution until the Middle Ages.
We will stop at the Sándor Palace , residence of the president of the republic, and we will enter the historic center of the medieval city of Buda, to surprise you with the history of the famous Labyrinth and the House of the Magician Houdini . Why didn't you know he was Hungarian?
Those with a sweet tooth, you're in luck, because we'll go to the picturesque Ruszwurm Pastry Shop , the oldest in the city, and they say it's the favorite of Empress Sissi.
To end the tour, we will go to the Matthias Church and the famous Fishermen's Bastion, two emblematic buildings steeped in history, where we will put an end to this tour, with the best night views of the city.
Enjoying the Parliament illuminated at night, from this viewpoint , is one of the most iconic images of Budapest . Take out the camera, and enjoy!
Remarks : Tour not suitable for people with reduced mobility
-Necessary 6 people for the tour to leave
-Groups are not allowed on the Free tour. Group reservations of 6 or more people must pay 6 euros or 2,500 huf per person at the beginning to be admitted. (This also applies if a group of 6 or more make multiple reservations)
Meeting point:Budapest, Clark Ádám tér, HungaryBudapest, Clark Ádám tér, Hungary
Look for the green or orange umbrella, next to the KM 0 sculpture.
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).