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Sketching the Medieval Castle of Buda free walking tour
I am a children's book illustrator. I love slow travelling and I like to sketch what I see, as a way of connecting to the place. My favourite adventures were Tajikistan, Chile, Brazil, Ireland, and Italy. I am the maker of Walkit sketching bags, special bags to allow you to draw/paint on the go, whenever and wherever you wish. I am inviting you to join me and try sketching!
Hello, Travellers! I am Cecilia, a children's book illustrator and writer. I am inviting you to an unusual guided tour in the Buda Castle!
My passion is to walk the streets and sketch the ancient buildings, churches, hidden corners of the Castle. Sketching is a real game changer: it connects you to a place in a different, personal way. Let me show you!
On this tour we will stop at some chosen spots and sketch what we see. We will sketch buildings, statues, people. I will show you simple techniques to start with - no previous skills required - and while you draw, I tell you the story of the place.
We will make friends with colour markers and pencil drawing, basic perspectives, learn some tips and tricks of how to simplify a complex view. In the end you may even paint your own postcard of Budapest! A unique memory forever!
Try it with me!
- Vienna Gate (1st sketching stop - how to start)
- National Archives
- Mary Magdalene Church (2nd sketching stop - church tower)
- Houses of Országház utca (3rd sketching stop - narrow alley)
- Holy Trinity Statue
- Matthias Church (4th sketching stop - Holy Trinity Square)
- Statue of St Stephen
- Fisherman's Bastion (5th sketching stop - optional - Bastion towers)
Come and see Buda Castle "one drawing at a time".
Looking forward to seeing you on one of my tours!
PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT a classical guided tour. While I will tell you about the historical context, and tell you many interesting things and stories about the Castle, the focus will be on sketching. If you want 2,5 hrs of comprehensive information, look for another tour!
What you will need:
- a sketchbook
- a soft graphite pencil
- a few coloured pencils
- an eraser.
- black fineliner
- a few colour markers.
Please bring these with you!
If you cannot bring your own tools, no worries! I can provide you with a basic toolkit for €12, which contains everything needed.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Budapest, Bécsikapu tér, 1014 HungaryBudapest, Bécsikapu tér, 1014 Hungary
I will be just outside the Gate (Budai Kapu) on the left, with a sketchbook in my hand, and a sketching bag on my waist.
1Outside visitVienna Gate
2Outside visitNational Archives of Hungary
3Outside visitMaria Magdalene Church Tower
4Outside visitHouses of Országház utca
5Outside visitHoly Trinity Statue
6Outside visitMatthias Church
7Outside visitSt Stephen's Monument
8Outside visitFisherman's Bastion
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).