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Gellert Hill and Statue

Address: Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary (Várkerület)
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Budapest City Walking Tour
Ranked #22 of 228 Attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We took a bus here on the advice of Sir Steve's of Rick...It was quite the hill coming up but we did make it with little trouble. Follow this guidebook...it covers all your questions, then some. The view is unreal. An overview of Pest can be seen and on a clear day the entire Hortabogy can be seen. The crowds... More

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

From here you can see most of the city. I advise you take a hike up to the top. The feel of doing it yourselves will sum up the experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you can stand a little bit of a hike up a steep hill, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the city. The statues at the top of the hill have a typical Eastern bloc feel to them and are very interesting to look at.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We decided to walk up this hill after visiting the Central Market Hall and viewing the statue from there. Well after crossing the bridge we started on a path upwards. And we climbed and we climbed. It took forever, but fortunately there are several places to stop and soak in the views. When we made it to the top and... More

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The climb will wear you out, but cheat a little and take the bus that goes from Moricz Zsigmond Korter. If you are looking to get some amazing night shots of The Var (Castle) this is the spot to do it from. Also worth a look during the day. The statue, Szabadsag Szobor (Freedom/Libery Statue) sits atop an old bunker.... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

It is a bit of a trek up here but you can get the full appreciation of this monument after dark and the rest of the city for that matter

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The climb won't take very long but it may seem a tad tireing. However, the views of Budapest will take your breath away! If only you can, go there at sunrise and then at sunset. And make sure in advance the visibility is good and there's no fog.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We took a taxi up to the top as it is high up with either a long winding walk up the road, or a lot of steps, but really do recommend going up here mainly for the sights over the city - they are incredible from the very top, but also some really good ones on the walk back down... More

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Sidney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We chose to walk up to the Statue of Liberty from Erszebet Bridge, not knowing that there is a network of paths and that taking the wrong ones can pretty near double the distance. The view from the climb gets better and better, so the hike had an upside. The statue is magnificent, much larger than one realizes from the... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Warning : there are lots of steps and, unless you're fit, you should take the bus, especially as a small portion of the steps is quite uneven. There are also some missing stair rails. For those who like a climb, there are several paths to the top and you can also visit the Gellert Monument, as well as the Liberation... More

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