The Buda Castle [Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014 Hungary] was first completed in 1265 and it is a sight many people make an effort to see today whilst in Budapest. That’s what I call stayput power. Coming from the Pest side of town we traversed the Chain Bridge to get there, which added to the enchantment. The Chain Bridge is a popular suspension bridge, and has Hungarian cultural significance similar to New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. As you step onto the bridge you can see the Buda Castle on the other side of the Danube.
A funicular railway moves trams up and down steep hills using cables, the opposing cars balance one another. This was the second funicular to be created, a very interesting mode of transportation. We made our way up to get a closer look.
The guards on duty seemed to be having a good time with us. Anytime we turned our heads they would playfully beat the butts of their guns on the ground, or make a noise! So different from the serious guards we saw at the Kings Garden in Copenhagen. We explored the grounds of the castle and its former ruins.