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“It's a long way up” 4 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 422 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.
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“It's a long way up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

But well worth it, for both the statues and the overall view of the city. Recommended especially during twilight, at which the statues shine in the foreground.

Visited November 2013
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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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“Work of art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Its a long way up on foot but worth it when you get there. Better to take one of the bus tours as they take you right to it. Great views of the city from on the hill and the statue itself looms large and majestic on the top of a high plinth.

Visited November 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Must see while in Budapest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

As we were nearing our final day we decided to check off all the sightseeing we still had to do. Gellert hill was one of the last things, getting here when it was getting dark it was quite a steep climb to get to the statue. But once we were there, the view was breathtaking, seeing all the lights of the city from atop was one a romantic and beautfull thing to see. Go here for the view defintly, its worth the climb.

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“Worth a wander”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Great view, bit of a walk but plenty of benches & you can always get buses up too. Interesting museum at the top along with stalls & wine refreshments

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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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“Go there for a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Nice (long) walk from the very bottom of the hill, we made several stops on many viewpoints along the way. At the very top of the hill is great monument and a Citadele, but there is not much to see from outside (well a couple of howitzers), just go there for the view.

Visited January 2013
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