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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, 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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Liberty liberty..where are you

Our guide explained a lot about Hungary. Changing the system, the current political situation. I dont want to underrate this (worth to go)...but where are you liberty?

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia

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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our guide explained a lot about Hungary. Changing the system, the current political situation. I dont want to underrate this (worth to go)...but where are you liberty?

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Though quite a hike the view from the top is absolutely worth it!!! From the top you have a 360 view of budapest where you can take great pictures to show off where youve been! this is a must do while you're here

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santorini greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friends told us to go and visit but when we arrived it was late in the afternoon so dark and foggy was not the best view but the drive was fun.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a bright, warm day for this which helped. It does get very busy but there's a big park and lots of space to chill if you want to. We went by public transport - in fact we used a four day Budapest card, which was excellent value for money, enabling us to travel by bus, tram and subway. All... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gellert Hill is easy to hike as i take a slow walk up because i was so busy clicking here and there. I started by walking across the green Liberty Bridge in Pest and then walked up to this lovely hill. It has many lookup points that offer the visitors a panoramic view of the flat plains of Pest. Up... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you will have to climb a bit but i say it is totally worth it. The view over the city is absolutely wonderful both during the day and in the evenings.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had to pretend I wanted to take pictures at every opportunity as i didn't want my boyfriend thinking i was struggling up the hill. How did everyone else look so energetic?! It nearly killed me. Not sure I would like to do it in the heat, we had a perfect sunny,crisp,cold afternoon. Great views of the city so worth... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I climbed the hill to get to be top. It was great for us because we love hiking, but older ones would probably hate the climb. It looked like there were tour buses at the top and many people came up that way. However there are many pretty photo ops on the way up if you go... More 

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selby n yorks england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

firstly do not attempt this if you are not good with steps, that being said the view is well worth the effort, just gald we did not need refreshments as they were closed when we got to the top , i counted over 300 steps , without including the steep inclines in between , size of buildings very impressive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited Gellert Hill and Statue in late January and definitely recommend it in dry sunny days. The walk up to Citadella is quite steep but through the park there are places to have a rest in nature and enjoy with fresh environment.

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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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