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Address: Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: The best views of Budapest and the Danube River are from this hill, which...
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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Worth the climb. Use tripadvisor map for scenic route.

There are a lot of bozos saying it's a hard climb. They're not smart travelers. Use the TripAdvisor map that you can download using the app, and take the scenic route up where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of bozos saying it's a hard climb. They're not smart travelers. Use the TripAdvisor map that you can download using the app, and take the scenic route up where there are like 5 different look out points as you ascend. They're like 100m apart and you take a rest at each point and enjoy the view.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Climbed the hill mid day, quite hot but totally worth it, as the views were stunning...many shady resting and sitting areas, came in quite handy...definitely a site not to be missed when visiting Budapest!

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saarbruecken
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

the best view over the town and the danube also to fishermans bastion. specially at night when so many attractions are lighted

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London,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We did this climb on a nice warm spring morning. Even so, it is quite a hike but has some great views all over Budapest.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

the hopon hop off bus takes u there. please buy this tkt as it gets u to all distant sites. u will waste a lot of time if u go alone. u can spend time there and get the next bus after 20 minutes. very easy. beautiful of the city. radha aiyar.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We decided to bus to the western side of the park as we were already on the Buda side at lunch so it was an easy walk thru the park to the statue and lookout, then walked down the many stairs to the river side just near to the Gellert Hotel and Spa.

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Carrollton, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a must-do on a visit to Budapest. Great views of the city, and interesting to walk around the citadel. Easy to get to on a hop-on-hop-off.

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Skanderborg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you like to walk it is a beautiful walk up the mountain from near Elisabeth Bridge. It is quite steep, though, so bring something to drink with you. If you don´t like walking up it is possible to take the Hop-On Hop-Off buses which goes all the way up. The view when you walk up the mountain is fantastic,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The views from the top of the hill are amazing. We got the open top bus to the car park then walked up. Panoramic views, great for photos.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were looking forward to visiting Gellert as part of our recent trip to Budapest and were rather hoping it would be possible to just relax in the extensive outdoor area behind the hotel and take in the atmosphere. It seems this is not possible however unless you pay the full price of admission - as if you were intending... More 

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