This district is located in the hills of Buda, overlooking the Danube and the flat plains of Pest and is usually referred to as the castle district. It is one of the most popular tourist areas and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
There are about 35,000 inhabitants in this District who enjoy not only the historical atmosphere but also the benefits of the many green areas of the district. The Castle District is filled with charming, cobbled streets and grand medieval monuments like the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion.
Other attractions include the thermal baths, e.g., Rudas Turkish Bath. (NB: Budapest Spas are excellent for recreation or certain medication purposes. Some of them, the Széchenyi in summer, the Lukács during winter months, host the famous Saturday Night Bath Parties.)
The Danube bank between Castle Hill and Margaret Bridge was once spotted with fishermen’s cottages and docks, which is why this area is called Víziváros (Water-town).
The area is easy to approach, and explore. Two bridges connect it to Pest, and the Buda end of Margaret Bridge is also close by. Of course, a pleasant and romantic way to admire the scenic riverfronts is by taking a Danube cruise.