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Gellert Hill and Statue

Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary (Várkerület)
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Ranked #31 of 293 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

From the bottom of the hill, Gellert's hill doesn't look so high..but, there are a lot of stairs. We're in fairly good shape and took our time for picture-taking, but did get winded at times. The stairs...which alternated with both asphalt and dirt paths were uneven, but fairly shallow. That said, the views all along the walk to the top,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is definitely one for the 'To Do' list in Budapest. It's one of my favourite memories from my trip there. I believe you can either get the Hop on Hop off bus straight to the top, or climb up. I climbed up, and it was most definitely worth the seemingly endless steps! The views at the top are breathtaking.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We were spending two weeks in Budapest directly across the Danube from this monument, and every night we saw it glowing on the hilltop. Of course it quickly got added to my "To Do in Budapest" list. The climb up the hill is not that difficult and there are actually many ways up the hill. The Liberty Monument is pretty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

As we are keen on walking, we decided to venture to the top of the hill. The vantage points & winding paths up the side of Gellert hill allow for spectacular views & numerous photo opportunities. When you do reach the top the view is by far the best of the city & well worth the climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

To get to this point, first you need to walk a couple hundreds meters but its fun and worth it. and after all you can take some photos with the giants statues

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I took the evening tour with grayline , my first visit on budapest was from this hill in night , you can't imagine what is the view from their on night you can see the Parliament and the bridges with lovely lighting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fantastic views of the city! Panoramic views of both the city and the Danube river. Definitely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The steep climb and seemingly never-ending steps are definitely worth it when you reach the summit of this imposing rock and look out over a panorama of Buda and Pest! Not a huge amount of information about the statue but round the side of the building there is a plaque explaining the various occupations of the cluster of buildings. Might... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It´s worthy climbing up! Only 20 minutes. I´ve done this in the early morning and it´s very refreshing. Better would be in a sonny day so you will see the city clearly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The gellert hill statue also called the liberty statue was erected to commemorate the liberation of Hungary from the German/Nazi occupation by the Soviets during the 2nd world war. The statue was erected in 1947 and has a main statue on the central plinth flanked by 2 on either sides. Its located on the far side of the Citadella -... More

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