One of my favorite places in Budapest is definitely the Castle district with its historical charm and medieval atmosphere. As a tour guide and traveler, I'm strolling the streets regulary, looking for hidden beauties to capture. Let me show you the Jewish heritage and what's left behind in the old Buda.
The Castle District on the Buda Hill was first established in the 13th century, when King Béla IV. built his residence here. On the very same place where the royal palace is standing today, a fortress was constructed in order to protect the nation. Ever since the city of Buda got established, a considerable Jewish community was immediately playing an important role in the everyday life, since their legal statues was protected by the king and Jews were successful in the coin-minting industry. The first Jewish quarter came to life on the today's Szent György street, near the Royal Palace.