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Gellert Hill and Statue

Address: Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest Tour with Optional Danube River Cruise
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Ranked #28 of 394 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: The best views of Budapest and the Danube River are from this hill...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Take your camera and go on a clear day. It took us a couple hours to get to the top and back down, taking our time and lots of pictures, and we could have taken even longer! Windy and cold in December but as you walk you warm up. This was one of the (literal) high points of our trip,... More 

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Blaencwm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth walking up, especially on dry day. You can see this statue from miles and there is just over two hundred steps to reach it. Views of Budapest are great, but as one of other reviewers said- you don't go there for statue, but for views.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Gellert Hill has an incredible story! it's visible from everywhere in the city and is worth the walk up the hill to see the beautiful views of budapest!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous views above the Danube River with fantastic strolls. Take your comfortable shoes and camera to get the full effect. Great snacking opportunities from vendors along the way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We made the steep walk up the Gellert Hill to reach the Citadella, which was a little tough, but well worth it to see the statues up close. We were sold the idea that being up here gave you the best views of the Pest side of Budapest, however it was very thick snow on the day we decided to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Wether you walk up to the hill by foot or you choose the bus( I recommend) it's definitely worth to visit this place. You will get an amazing panoramic view so if you are a photography freak like me you will love the view. If you decide to visit this place go in the late afternoon just before sunset so... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the 1st monument what you can notice when you starting to go around the city, a sepecial historical place of the capital. And you can do a healthy walking to the top of the hill, a bit long, but believe me worth it! The freedom what you can fell in that calm atmosphere, around you the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The bus goes up here (but not between Jan-Mar) but it is much better to get on your leather personnel carriers and walk up - its not as intimidating as it first looks. The views from the top are the best in the city and on a clear day you will get some top photographs.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Don't miss this! Make sure you're there just before the sun goes down, so you can watch the lighting of the chain bridge. It's a great way to see the city. You can get there by a sightseeing bus but we prefer to go by car there. You can see the Parliament and all the hotels by the Danube, and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Quite a steep climb up but the views are worth it! Great to see the statue that is visible throughout Budapest. Benches at the top to sit and look at the view

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