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Gellert Hill and Statue

Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary (Várkerület)
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Ranked #30 of 282 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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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took the bus to the citadel and then walked down. The views of the city were amazing. We were lucky to be there at sunset and this enhanced the view.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Catch the 'Big Bus' tour tour to Gellert Hill for the easiest way to the summit, about 250m high, between Erzsebet (Elizabeth) and Szabadsag (Liberty) bridges, for spectacular views across the whole city. The main monument, Liberty Statue, was raised by the Soviets after WW2 and is magnificent. From the main viewing point (just follow the crowds) you can take... More

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My friend and I wanted to climb Gellert hill and walked from the castle district over. For the life of us we couldn't figure out the best path up. It's not very well marked in my opinion. We finally just decided on one path and kept going straight. We finally ended up at the top and the views were well... More

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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We gone there by bus , after stop climbed further , beauty was further in sight , as we reach at statue point , very scenerio of whole city was vidible . Lovely place. As u go down to bus stop , see the walls with still marks of bullet , further see the pics of 150 years old upto... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

take it to Moricz Zsigmond Korter station, and than get on bus no. 27 up to the Citadella, it's the 7th stop. get off the bus, turn right and walk up the hill. bring some food (or buy it there) and sit on the hillside to watch the sunset. then walk around to the backside to the statue and see... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Standing next to this statue affords great views over the Danube and city. It was a fairly steep climb to the top - a combination of steps and flat - but worth the climb. On a bright sunny day, you can see for miles.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A good climb to the best view over the city, the bridges, and Parliament. A bit deceptive as you don't realize the magnitude of the citadel and it's large monuments until you're at the top. One could drive (as tour buses do) but it's much better to walk up the front side (river side) - there are benches along the... More

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ipswich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Climbed up here in the rain and quite a climb,but made easier by the hearts painted on the paths to follow. Stop at the large cross on the way up, and take a camera for the awesome views.get here from Pest side of river by the metro (about £1.50) or the hop on hop off buses.theres also a church about... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I got on one of those hop on and hop off buses that brings you to Gallery Hill and the statue. If you are young and love hiking you can walk up and down the hill At the top you will find a panoramic view of Budapest which is quite fascinating and beautiful. I would highly recoomend... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Gellert Hill and the Citadel is a must visit in Budapest if only for the stunning views it provides across the city. Don't miss this while here.

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