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Address: Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Well worth the walk up for the gorgeous views of such a beautiful city. Avoid the wooded area at night and take the road up instead, just using common sense.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth the walk up for the gorgeous views of such a beautiful city. Avoid the wooded area at night and take the road up instead, just using common sense.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The monuments are breathtaking. They truly represent both the struggles for communism and joys of liberation. The views are some of the most incredible anywhere - seeing Buda and Pest with the Danube river and bridges across the two cities.

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Joensuu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had a baby cart with us, so it was a long and sweaty climb up the hill. I'm still glad we did it, because the view over the city was amazing!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Gellert spa (an absolute must when in the city) and afterwards, feeling refreshed and relaxed took a stroll up Gellert hill. We were not disappointed. The views over the city from here are lovely..

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you start at the bottom of the hill it takes about 20 minutes to hike to the top. But the hike is well worth the views of the Danube and Budapest.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

First of all I definitely recommend going up around an hour before sunset. This way you can get your pics during the day light and also after the city lights have come on. Originally I was going to walk up but due to the 37 degree heat, I decided to get the bus instead. After coming out of the Móricz... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A great vantage point to behold the sight and lights of Budapest. Many tourist buses should attest to the popularity of this site where it gives the visitor an amazing and awesome view of the City. This is one of the few highlights of our holidays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Although this mightn't be a must-see for a lot of people, and there mightn't be loads to do, the views over the city from up high are so amazing that I just had to give this a five star review. Not to mention that the place is so easy to get to- you can go by tour bus, regular bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views to be had from here and we loved the murals filled with history. Our daughter loved running in the garden area and having her photo made by the beautiful flowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a view! They removed the statue in the middle due to politics, and the citadel is closed, but the view... amazing. There are a lot of tourist busses but simply use any tram from Deák Ferenc (end station of 47, 48, 49), change at Móricz Zsigmond körter, and take the half-sized blue bus 27. You will find bus 27... More 

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Address: Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary
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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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