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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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Great Evening Views

I climbed part of the citadel with a group. The hike was easy and the views were spectacular. I'm sure the view is great during the day, but it was just fantastic at night... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kirkwood, MO
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Kirkwood, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I climbed part of the citadel with a group. The hike was easy and the views were spectacular. I'm sure the view is great during the day, but it was just fantastic at night. Really gave me an idea of just how big Budapest is.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up here was semi difficult, not great if you aren't in peak physical condition! Lots of steps, however there are places to stop off along the way to enjoy the view. When we arrived at the top the views were good (it was very overcast when we went, I'm sure it would've been better in the sun) but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The basic dose of old brick walls for the history buff, but also great views over Budapest. Plus toilet facilities which is always important.

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Thank Mikko R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesn't really matters what the actual weather is. Just put on a comfy shoes and go! One of the best landscape in Europe. Comparable to Prague.

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Ramat-Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Many tourists come to the citadels, mostly by buses, because it is on the top of Gellert hill. NOt much to do there, but stroll along, see beautiful views of Budapest and take some photos

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

As the title says. I just love walking up here through Gellért Hill. It's best if you go in the evening or very early in the morning when the sun rises. You can see the whole city waking up, it's beautiful.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

A walk under the stars and you have the nicest view of Budapest. Only some stairs to climb to see it :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

It's quite a hike to the top but it's totally worth it! You can see the Donau river and the skyline of Budapest! Beware of the guys that try to get your money with a game on the top. It's a scam.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Quite a steep walk up, lots of steps and not very well maintained during winter, so it was very slippery and even dangerous at some points due to snow and mostly ice. Other than that, excellent view once you reach the top! Totally recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Well worth visiting the citadel for the views of Budapest. Even though it was winter the views were amazing. I can only imagine they would be even better in the summer months. If you have a couple of hours spare well worth spending it here.

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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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