The 1st district of Budapest, officially known and shown on maps as District I, is on the Buda side and just opposite the heart of the city on the Pest side.
District I includes the whole of the Castle Hill with the one of most well known attractions in Budapest like the Buda Castle Royal Palace, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, the 19th century authentic little Ruszwurm Confectionery, the Hospital in the Rock Museum (and nuclear bunker), and a whole range of museums in the various buildings of the Buda Castle like the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum.
The most important Budapest attractions in District I are in and around the Castle District (Varnegyed) on top of the green and romantic Castle Hill (Varhegy) which can be easily reached with bus number 16 from Deak Square, or taking the short but fun Funicular Railway (a 19th century cable car) from the edge of the Chain Bridge on the Buda side.
District 1 Budapest attractions are as follows:
in the Castle District (Varnegyed)
- Fisherman’s Bastion (Halaszbastya)
- Buda Castle Royal Palace (Budai Var)
- Matthias Church (Matyastemplom)
- Budapest History Museum
- Hungarian National Gallery
- Cafe Ruszwurm
- Hospital in the Rock
- Funicular Railway (Siklo)
- Faust Wine Cellar
- Wine Cellar Museum
- Golden Eagle Pharmacy Musem
- War Museum
District I is a nice and peaceful area, touristy by day but pretty quiet by night time.
District I Map of Attractions and Restaurants in Budapest:
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