After visiting Matthias Church (which you can read about here) and exploring its surroundings, my mother and I decided to venture down towards the Danube and Chain Bridge.
But you see, the thing is, if you go downhill towards the Danube from the top of a huge hill… that sort of means you have to walk back all of that distance uphill to go back to the hotel….. We didn’t think about that… All I can say is that our legs had a major work out that day.
On our way down we also had the opportunity to see the changing of the guards in front of the Hungarian Presidential Palace. For those who wish to view this – it occurs by the Funicular. I looked online to see what times it occurs at, and it appears to happen Monday to Sunday between 8:30am – 5:00pm (every hour, by the hour).
They had phenomenal choreography (i.e., saluting, turning their rifles, etc) and I had a staring contest with one of them (which I would like to add that I won). I’ve included a short portion of what I saw below:
I would highly recommend to anyone who goes up to visit Castle hill to walk down to the Danube instead of taking a bus. Although it takes longer (and a biiiit more effort), the views and the buildings you will come across are stunning! There were even some places on Castle hill that really made me imagine what this portion of Budapest looked like hundreds of years ago.