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“great for photos” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gellert Hill and Statue

Gellert Hill and Statue
Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary (Gellert Hill)
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Ranked #23 of 423 things to do in Budapest
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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.
Exminster Exeter devon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“great for photos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

A rather braising walk up the hill from the gellert hotel but worth it and the panoramic view is fantastic frequented by young lovers who enjoy a drink and a picnic.

Visited February 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“a good hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I started at the Gellert hotel and walked up the hill to the citadel. There is a bunker used by the Nazis, complete with pictures and reconstructions, which is worth the trip. Also the artillery and the views make it a good visit. I went up and over and came down the far side, through lovely parks and pathways to Elizabeth bridge.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent also for the Gellert Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Worth going up to check out the statue, but don't miss the very famous Gellert Hotel whilst in the area! Don your costumes and swim amongst statues, columns and gargoyle fountains and go right back in time. Lots of swimming pools in this hotel and also lots of really warm thermal baths both inside and on the rooftop where lunch can be bought from the restaurant. Expect to pay £15 to enter inside the baths and you will have to pay for a bathing cap too. Best to go in your cossies as a "cabin" is extra if you need to change your clothes. Beware too the locking systems of the lockers. Do make sure you hear the click of the back of the watch they give you otherwise you could walk off thinking you've locked everything up safely and the locker could still be open!

Visited May 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Panaramic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Once again able to take amazing photos of both Buda and Pest from the top of Gellert Hill, both during the day and at night

Visited May 2013
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Novi Sad, Serbia
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“A hillside monument”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Gellert, a medieval monk, attempted to baptise the unruly heathens that Hungarians were and ended up being rolled down the hill straight into the Danube. Smart? Probably not. Brave? Insanely. Meriting a huge monument? Well...
If you are taking the castle-Citadel route, this bit of art-meets-history is on your way and should be checked out. The problem is, the monument cannot be fully admired from vicinity and it is perhaps best seen from a certain distance.

Visited May 2013
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