District II

District II, the Rozsadomb, or 'Rose Hill,' is where Budapest's elite live. Dotted thickly with old villas and embassy residences, it got its name from the Turk Gul Baba, whose tomb is reached via a cobblestone lane.

Turk Gul Baba


Janos Hill
Janos Hegy is the city's highest hill. It is 527m high and offers wonderful views, especially from the tower at the top. This Neo-Romanesque lookout tower (a project by Schulek Frigyes) was finished in 1910. From the top of the hill, you can take the chairlift back down to the city. Getting to the hill is easy: if you've taken the children's railway, Janos Hegy is the fourth stop, followed by an easy ten to fifteen-minute walk. Alternatively, you could take the chairlift up. This is one of the most picturesque spots
in Budapest.



chairlift starts at the top of Janos Hegy and takes you back down into the city. It is quiet and peaceful and the views on the way down are spectacular. You can also ride up the chairlift, starting from Zugligeti utca (the last stop of Bus 158 from Moszkva ter). On the way down, you will get a bird's eye view of many beautiful homes and gardens. 9am-5pm daily (mid May-mid Sept); 9am-4pm daily (rest of year)




Moszka tér