Sights of Buda – beyond the Castle

Gellért Hill and Citadel

The Citadel is one of Budapest’s most emblematic places, making it worth climbing to the top of Gellért Hill, whether you are a tourist or a local. On the top of the Citadel, you will find our very own Statue of Liberty, the woman who has been guarding the city since the 4th of April 1947, holding a palm leaf.

From here you can also enjoy the panorama of Budapest, a World Heritage Site, in all its splendor. Other sights on the hill include the statue of Bishop St. Gerard and the Church of St. Gerard on the Rock.

Buda - Castle District


Normafa & the Chairlift

Normafa is one of the most popular spots for day-trippers in the capital. It is not surprising that it is such a popular destination for locals, as it is easily accessible from the city center.

There are several hiking trails through the forest, and once you reach the top, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. A visit to Normafa may be easily combined with a visit to the Chair-lift or the Elizabeth lookout.

Normafa chairlift

Tomb of Gül Baba

Gül Baba’s Tomb and the surrounding rose garden is an important Muslim historical site, located just next to the Buda end of the Margaret Bridge. In 1541, Gül Baba arrived in Budapest with the Turkish army to establish a Muslim monastery, but this was not accomplished due to his death.

His tomb is now one of the most picturesque parks in Budapest, which was renovated in 2018. The surrounding cascading rose and lavender gardens are also a wonderful sight. We highly recommend it to all who want to relax in peace and tranquillity, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Tomb of Gül Baba