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Gellert Hill and Statue

Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary (Várkerület)
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Ranked #28 of 261 attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It's a good walk, and all steeply uphill, but the views at the top justify that. It's beautiful and interesting in commemorating a piece of history and I'd certainly recommend it, however the views from the Castle are better and there's not much else there besides, which is the real thing that keeps me from giving this a five. It... More

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Batesville
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you like a wonderful photo of the city visit Gellert Hill at dusk. The view is spectacular. Pack a picnic and watch the scenery change as it becomes nightfall.

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Cupertino, California
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55 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Citadel and Gellert hill overlooks the danube in Budapest. Gellert Hill was named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill. The Gellert square hosts the famous Hotel Gellert and the Gellert Baths at the foot of the hill, next to Liberty Bridge. At the top of the hill is the Citadel, from which a view is... More

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Deinze, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We weren't well informed about where we were going, only that "the view at night was marvellous". So we started climbing, and it wasn't too easy, but the biggest problem at night is that there are no lights on!! Sometimes the paths were pitch black, so be sure to bring a (cell phone with) flash light. When you reach the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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79 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We really liked Gellert Hill. There are a number of paths that get you to the top. It is not signposted, but if you just keep walking uphill, then you will reach the summit. Yes, you will probably find your path criss crossing other people you have seen, or it may take you a little longer than the next person... More

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Dabrowa Gornicza
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

While the views certainly are great (it's a hill in the heart of a vibrant capital, after all), what you're going to find on the very summit isn't anything to write home about. Sure, it's one of the symbols of Budapest and, despite the negativity you may sense from the review, you should see it just to have your own... More

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Many of the locals will refer to this as Liberty Hill or the Citadella. There is road access but for the able bodied there are a couple of ways of getting up here on foot. One is via an initial staircase adjacent to west end of the Erzsébet bridge. The way we used was the pathway on the northside of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Exhausting climb up the hill, especially for young travellers, but view of the city is worth that. Don't forget to take some water with you.

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Palermo, Italy
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229 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Quite "difficult" to be reached, but definetely worth to climb. Wonderful sight, nice statues, fresh air, nothing else to ask from a hill!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I would highly recommend this! We climbed from the bottom to the top with plenty of opportunities to stop and take breathtaking pictures! I would say to be careful with children or adults unsteady on their feet as there are VERY low handrails around very high drops! The photo opportunities are great as there is hardly any other objects to... More

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