What to Do, See and Eat on Buda
1. Fisherman’s Bastion
An outdoor terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style, it is situated on the Castle hill in Budapest, offering some of the most spectacular views overlooking Budapest.
2. Matthias Church
While you’re at Fisherman’s Bastion, you wouldn’t miss this Roman Catholic church.
3. Buda Castle
If the Hungarian Parliament Building is the icon for Pest, Buda Castle is Buda’s star. Towering 48 meters above the Danube river, it is perched resplendently atop the Castle Hill.
4. Liberty Statue
If you notice a statue standing on the crest of Gellért Hill down South, this is it. The 14-metre tall bronze statue stands atop a 26-metre pedestal and holds a palm leaf, commemorating those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, and prosperity of Hungary.
A fortress that was built but never served its purpose to defend, this is where the Liberty Statue is built upon.
6. Gellért Hill
While you are visiting the Citadella, continue ambling up to Gellért Hill. At 235 metres high, it is another viewpoint from across Pest where you can have unobstructed views of the Pest side of Budapest.
Belonging to the famous Hotel Gellért in Buda, 70 million litres of warm thermal water ranging from 21-78C soothe visitors daily from its 118 natural thermal springs.
8. Eat: Tanti
This Hungarian bistro was the first to be awarded a Michelin star in Buda in 2015 (exact location here). You can expect to leave the bistro only short of 15€ for fine-tasting, quality food. Word of advice: reserve in advance or risk being turned away.
Directions: Situated in an upmarket shopping mall, take Bus 105 and get off at the terminal stop.