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Gellert Hill and Statue

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Address: Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary
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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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They were preparing for an event or something, so some areas was closed off incl. around the statue, which was a disappointment. However, the hike but the hill was full of great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

They were preparing for an event or something, so some areas was closed off incl. around the statue, which was a disappointment. However, the hike but the hill was full of great views of both Buda and Pest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Gellert hill is more than just a great viewpoint with sweeping vistas of Budapest. It houses some important statues such as the Liberty Statue which was erected by the soviet army as a symbol of their victory in World War. It shows a girl holding an olive branch which is a symbol of freedom from the oppression. On either... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Super views from the top of Buda side. Can be a bit if a walk depending on how far up the hill the traffic police will let your driver go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is a local bus to the Citadel & a shortish uphill trek. Visitors are not permitted to the front area of the statue....hoardings obstruct. Views across the city are rewarding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is on the Buda side. Nice walk, not too far, but quite steep. Great view on the river and the Pest side of Budapest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited the hill in the night for night view of the city, and this is the very right choice after I went to the hill!! This is basically the highest place for you to enjoy the while view of the city and it is not difficult to approach by taking bus 27 in the Buda area. Don't miss this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A must see if you visit Budapest. The views from here are stunning, as are the statues and buildings, you really do get a full view of Budapest. Make sure your camera is charged up. Fantastic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's quite cool to see Budapest from the hills, but it's certainly cooler if you get there on foot. The statue is not that nice if you look at it on the photos, but it's kind of emotionally involving when you reach for it. Lots of tourist though (due to the buses coming up from the other side of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We walked up this hill on a very hot day but it was totally worth the effort. The view of Budapest was superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went up with s private tour guide who shared the history of the hill with us and explained how the statue became their "statue of liberty" after the Soviets left. The history of the various statues and the Citadel are interesting, but the best reason to make the trip to the hilltop is the fabulous views. We were there... More 

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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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