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Gellert Hill and Statue

Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary (Várkerület)
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Ranked #24 of 238 attractions in Budapest
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Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The best views of Budapest and the Danube River are from this hill, which also features the imposing fortress, the Citadella, at its summit.
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Boras, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We actually walked up to this hill from the Elizabeth bridge, not knowing if you could take the bus or not. It took some time and we were quite tired afterwards, but it was quite worth it and no problem to find water to buy after either. You will be granted a great view over both sides of the city!

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Auckland, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I hadn't planned on visiting this attraction. At first, I looked up at Gellert Hill and thought it might be something to pass by (lots of effort), but curiousity got the better of us when we saw there was another large statue half-way up/down. So, we hiked up the more direct path on the north-eastern end... it didn't take too... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Walking up the hill to see the Statue of Liberty ain't that easy but it worth it as you can see all Budapest from up there. View is not amazing but it worths the effort!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It was quite a climb up from Gellert Spa to the statue, but well worth the views at the top. Took the bus back down to save the knees!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Lovely, completely unexpected surprise -not only is the view good, but the atmosphere when I was here in spring (lovely, sunny weather, +- 20C) was paradise-y. Calming, soothing. Echte aanrader!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is the best viewpoint in Budapest. From here you look down onto the Danube and out over the city which spreads right to the horizon. On Gellert hill you have the Liberty Monument which can be seen from many miles away. There is also the Citadel and half way down the hill is a beautiful church set inside a... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Decent hike to get up there, but not too bad. Once up, the view is good, especially as the lights are coming on over the city, but the statue itself isn't that exciting and there the views are better from the castle. It does give a good sight down the Danube though and could be fairly romantic. Recommended if you... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We spent a bit of time during our recent trip to Budapest climbing the trails up Gellert Hill and enjoying the views of the city. This is a nice place to spend a bit of time outside, in the fresh air, and taking in the sights of this beautiful city. On the southern side of Gellert Hill, you can visit... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We walked to the top from Elizabeth bridge side and it's long and steep walk up but so worth it for the amazing views of the city! I loved every second of it there are other ways to get up around the other side which are much less steep but also much less picturesque! It's amazing to see and the... More

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Kapolei, HI
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Again with the gorgeous views of the city. Lots of tour buses here, it's a good idea to park and then walk a bit to avoid the congestion. If you've had a full morning of walking, there are places to sit and have a bite or a drink and refresh yourself. Some nice historical postings, as you walk along, also.... More

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