Free tour

Legends, Secrets and History of the Buda Castle - An all-around free walking tour

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Kata
Quality Verified Registered on March 08, 2022

Hi! My name is Kata, I was born and raised in Budapest. Besides being a tour guide, I am a university student here, a local in every way. I am passionate about visiting new places and immersing myself in different cultures. I want to give people the experience why I love traveling so much. I enjoy telling stories and that is one reason I adore Budapest. This city has a long history, and with that comes many stories to tell. Let me be the voice of these ancient walls to tell you what they would say if they could talk.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description


Come with me to discover the most ancient and majestic part of Budapest, the medieval Buda Castle. We will journey through hundreds of years of history whilst taking in the breathtaking views of both the Buda and the Pest side. 

Within these walls, you will find the Buda castle and the medieval town, both of which are Unesco World Heritage sites

Legends of kings, tragedies of the past, secrets hidden beneath our feet. You will learn about Hungarian history through the most exciting stories of both buildings and people. You will have a chance to see the city through the eyes of a local, to immerse yourself in Hungarian folklore, and to explore parts of the castle that you might have never found otherwise. 


The tour covers all the essential sights of the castle district, such as: 

  • Royal Palace
  • Matthias Church
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Vienna gate
  • Hilton Hotel 
  • Holy Trinity Square
  • Prime Minister Offices
  • Best panorama spots of Buda and Pest
  • Chain Bridge 
  • River Danube
  • Funicular
  • Hospital in the Rock
  • Labyrinth 
  • Matthias fountain
  • Úri Street and its palaces
  • Sandor Palace: the official residence of the President 
  • Residential area of the Castle District
  • Ruins of the church of Mary Magdalene 
  • Ornamental well: Ősforrás
  • Parliament (views and information)
  • Saint Stephen's Basilica (views and information)

I will take you to the most amazing viewpoints of the city so you can take the best pictures possible and I will tell you some seriously fun facts that you are sure to never forget!
We will discuss the do’s and dont’s of Budapest and I will also provide some recommendations on what to do, eat or drink in this amazing city!
If you are interested in urban legends, myths, fun facts and all the stories that surround us, then this is the tour to book!

Meeting point: Bécsi kapu tér by the statue, look for the blue umbrella!
Come along, let’s stroll our way into the depths of hungarian history together!

I can’t wait to meet you there! 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Bécsi kapu tér, 1014 Hungary
    Budapest, Bécsi kapu tér, 1014 Hungary
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    The meeting point is at Bécsi kapu tér (you can get there by bus number 16) by the statue in front of the gate. Look for the blue umbrella!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Vienna Gate

    The top of the gate to the medieval castle

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Viewpoint over the hills of Buda
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Úri street

    Medieval street of the castle district, with a lot of secrets

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Ruszwurm Confectionery
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Holy Trinity Square
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Matthias Church
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Fountain of King Matthias
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Fisherman's Bastion

    Breathtaking views over Pest side

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Sándor Palace and Karmelita Palace
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Buda Castle

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).

Tour opinions

(283 ratings)
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Donald 15 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
A great tour with a lovely guide. Very insightful, entertaining and informative. Thank you Kata!
Leonor 15 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Very good guide, with a lot of knowledge and a good way of expression. We loved the details that only locals like her could know. 100% recomend
Seema 15 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Kata was amazing. I would recommend this tour a 100 percent
Daniela 15 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
We really enjoyed the tour with Kata. She had great story telling skills that kept all of us interested and wanting to know more, she answered all of our questions and even provided us with a nice map with recommendations for dinner and visiting. She was very nice and helped us joined the tour by being communicative after we had some (personal) problems to arrive on time to the tour.
Angus 12 Jul 2024
Hong Kong

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Fantastic tour on the Buda side. Kata is very knowledgeable with the Hungarian history and great at storytelling,. A three hours walking tour seems like a long time during summer time but it went by quick with lots of stops and fun facts. Highly recommend if you are looking for a tour to learn more about the Buda side.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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