Normafa, a green spot frequented by both locals and tourists and located in the Buda hills, is known for its impressive panoramic scenery of Budapest. It is located in close proximity to Jánoshegy (John’s Hill), the highest point in Budapest, and the splendid Belvedere Tower. The surroundings of Normafa are also famous for their 19th century cottage-style villa-architecture.
Normafa is a very popular destination among hikers in Budapest, as it has beautiful panoramic scenery and a great number of routes in the protected forest to walk. The district is still one of the most prestigious living areas in the whole country.
Belvedere Tower in the Buda Hills, also called the Elisabeth Tower, was built in 1911 by architect Frigyes Schulek in a style of Gothic revival. The intriguing design of the structure makes it a tourist attraction on its own, popular among many visitors.
Jánoshegy (John’s Hill), the tallest of the Buda hills, rises to the height of 528 metres. From the tower on top of the hill, known as Erzsébet kilátó, one can get an imposing panoramic view of Budapest. The hill can also be accessed by the Libegő, a chairlift which connects it with Zugliget.