was founded near the Roman garrison and settlement of Aquincum. You
can see the Roman Ruins just north of the city. But overlooking the
modern capital, on the Buda side of the Danube, is the medieval town
on Castle Hill with cobble stone streets, picturesque houses, statues,
gas lamps, the Royal Palace, Fisherman's Bastion, St. Matthias' Church,
and a few zillion tourists. You can see the hill from about anywhere
in the city.
you may like to hike. And, it probably is possible to figure out how
to find a bus to the top, but so little was in English. So, I opted
for the easy way to the top of the hill. In 1870, a funicular (sort
of a cable car) was built from the base of the Chain Bridge to the
Royal Palace. Yes, it was touristy, but it was so convenient and the
view was wonderful.
favorite part was the Fishermen's Bastion. It has been described as
a stone wedding cake. It is just a beautiful place to stroll. And,
it provides such a great view of the Parliment. I never could take
enough photos of that!