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Address: Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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It's worth the climb

You may get a little breathless going up, but the views from the top are simply magnificent. You can see for miles around. All the famous landmarks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You may get a little breathless going up, but the views from the top are simply magnificent. You can see for miles around. All the famous landmarks.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the climb to the top. We had a very nice day for this climb not to warm. The views from the top are amazing. Look across the Danube to the parliament buildings.

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We managed to visit Gellert Hill late evening on the night before our departure and we are so pleased that we made the effort to climb the hill. We were glad that we visited in the evening rather than the daytime, as we feel the view was probably more spectacular due to the city being lit up. The view was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Great place to get scenic pictures of Buda and Danube. Highly recommended if you are into scenic photos.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

A bit of a trek to the top on a warm day but worth if for the exceptional views from the top. Utterly stunning. Plenty places to sit with a picnic to

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

If you start walking up the Gellert Hill from Hotel Gellert (on your way you can visit the church carved out in the rock!) the access to the top of the hill is quite easy. Your effort will be rewarded by unforgettable view from many different perspectives.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

wonderful views over the city a must visit so many thing to see and do the history of the city is amazing

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Rosh Haayin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went to Gellert Hill at night. The view is breathtaking! From the hill you can see the entire city, and at night all the lights make it even more impressive. If you are in walking mode - you can easily walk there. its very romantic at night - recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This monument is well-lit at night and seen from afar either by land or along a cruise on the Danube. We took the train and disembarked at Gellert Baths walking up the many stairs and winding pathways to reach the top. A great photo op for panoramic views of Budapest and the Danube, but nothing was opened at the top... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Took a slow steep walk (but fairly quick and short) from the Gellert hotel to the top, stopping at various points for photo opportunities, of which there are many. Great views all the way. not much time needed at the top, worth the walk for the views.

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