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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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The best views of Budapest and the Danube River are from this hill...

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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A good climb on a a pleasant day for the fit.

I climbed all the way up. IT took longer that I thought as it was a winding climb. I enjoyed it as the weather was good. I recommend it for people who are fit and like a good... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I climbed all the way up. IT took longer that I thought as it was a winding climb. I enjoyed it as the weather was good. I recommend it for people who are fit and like a good climb. the view is worth it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We reached this Hill via our Hop on Hop off bus! Worth the walk up the hill to reach here. The views were fantastic from up here so this is a great photo opportunity and well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has the best view of the city. The statue itself is magnificent already, but the view that the hill provides you with is just breathtaking. The only bad thing is that it is a little bit tiring to get up there by foot.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i took awalk up Gellert hill..it was well worth the effort asthe views from the top are wonderfull.The statue is huge once you reach it .

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked/hiked up from the side of Gellert hotel/spa. We took some steeper route but is was sprinkled with some playgrounds and parks but it was a pretty hike well worth getting to the top and the view.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At the top of the hill you can see the whole of Budapest panoramically, amazing to see and you can get some fantastic pictures and see all the sights

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Going up the hill was a nice trekking, you could do pauses to catch your breath while enjoying the good view. Please bring some water with you and wear proper shoes. If you don't have much time in Budapest, you can skip this one. As I think the view you get is not that much different from that of Fisherman's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This gives you fantastic views over Budapest, although if it is sunny the view does become very hazy. It is a steep climb up the hill through the park. Follow the arrows painted on to the path for the quickest route up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In order to avoid the steep hike up, we visited the Citadel on our Vespa tour. It offers views of the side of the city that are hard to catch from Castle hill. It is definitely worth a visit for the photo op.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up from the Church in the Rocks...it's an invigorating steep walk uphill through the trees (good paths and plenty of people around). The views over Pest at dusk were fantastic...everything lit up was really romantic. The Liberation monument at the top is pretty impressive and it's a good vantage point to catch your breath and get some photos.... More 

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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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