Castle Hill is placed high above the city on the Buda side. In the 13th century, Mongolian tribes were advancing from the east to the Europe, leaving only death and horror behind. The whole Europe was trembling in fear, so the Hungarians were left alone to fight the aggressors. Their king at the time Béla IV, decided it would be best to keep his people safe by retreating to the hills. That is when this magnificent pride of Hungarian architecture was made on top of this hill.
Some parts of the castle were demolished and rebuilt many times trough the history, so nowadays the Castle Hill represents the mixture of various artistic styles, predominately baroque and gothic. The palace these days serves as the cultural establishment, offering visitors different artistic exhibitions.
Take the Funicular from Chain Bridge; the public bus, called Várbusz, from Széll Kálmán tér (formerly Moszkva tér) or one of the many paths leading up to Castle Hill.
Entering the Castle Hill is free for everyone.