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Citadel

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Address: Citadella setany 1 | Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118, Hungary
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Located on the summit of Gellert Hill, this fortress was built by the...

Located on the summit of Gellert Hill, this fortress was built by the Hapsburgs in 1854 to keep the city under surveillance.

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Hike/walk up, well worth it

Hubby and I hiked up to the citadel/ statue and it was definitely worth it. The hike is slightly steep but nothing you can't do in normal trainers/skechers The views are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nada E
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I hiked up to the citadel/ statue and it was definitely worth it. The hike is slightly steep but nothing you can't do in normal trainers/skechers The views are stunning and would do it again if we had stayed longer

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'd recommend waking up, using the steps just at the end if the bridge, it's only about 15 mins to the top and is a nice stretch out on a sunny day. Great views from the top and a little cafe.

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Pristina, Kosovo
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting grand statue and history. The views are incredible from this point! A 5 minute walk from the drop off point to the views overlooking the city.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Gellert hill and the views from here were stunning. We really enjoyed climbing the hill. We had a 3 year old in the buggy so had a good workout :D

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St. Petersburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

and a very good view. I assume signs might be better, so tourists can easier find a right way up. Very nice park on the top.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a hike and a half to get up if you don't use the roads that the buses use but great views at the top, worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked to this monument and it was worth the effort for the amazing views of Budapest. Watch out for the man who is scamming tourists with street gambling. He hides a pea under a bottle cap and charges 40 euro for a guess where it is. He has at least two men in his group who pretend to pay... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

took the hop on hop off bus to the top for a fantastic view of city and the river .only bad thing is the biggest ripoff café next to stalls £15 for plate of goulash

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

best in the evening - summer preferred - best in the evening - summer preferred - best in the evening - summer preferred

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get M4 Metro to Zsigmund Korter and then Bus 27 up to the Cidadel. The views are stunning and well worth the short trip.

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Gellert Hill
If you want to treat your camera to some amazing scenery, Gellért Hill is a must on your itinerary. A funicular journey from the Chain Bridge along the hillsides provides a fast connection between Buda and Pest, hoisting visitors to panoramic vistas. Once on top of the hill, you’ll find the Citadel dominate the landscape with its imposing 19th century construction, a site that’s hard to keep your eyes on without being distracted by the phenomenal view over the Danube and the eight bridges crossing. Once on Gellért Hill however, one mustn’t miss the famous Gellért Baths. Budapest is renown for its thermal waters and its baths, and the Gellért Baths are housed in an impressive art nouveau structure. Its interior design, with its many mosaics, recalls the preceding relationships the city has had with healing springs and saunas, traditionally used within this neighborhood since the Ottoman Empire.
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