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Citadel

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Address: Citadella setany 1 | Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118, Hungary
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Located on the summit of Gellert Hill, this fortress was built by the...

Located on the summit of Gellert Hill, this fortress was built by the Hapsburgs in 1854 to keep the city under surveillance.

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Great views and a fun walk

We have a tendency to meander when we travel... walking up one street and down another, getting lost (happily). This is how we came upon the Citadel -- a true treasure for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have a tendency to meander when we travel... walking up one street and down another, getting lost (happily). This is how we came upon the Citadel -- a true treasure for the city. We walked up to the top (worth it) and enjoyed the great views.

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Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Check out this venue at sunset! You gonna have a beautiful view on the city and the bridges over the Danube river. Romantic walks are recommended here.

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Erding, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are a interested in history, you should not miss to visit the citadel. It is situated next to the statue on Gellert hill, from where you have a great view all across the city.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After a little climbing (via steps ;) ) you find yourself at a place with breath-taking view on both sides - Buda and Pest. Worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be ready to walk, but this is a great way to see the city. The views of the city are worth the effort.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk from the Gellert side is more rural than the other side. However, that approach gets you to the Church in the Rocks. This is not for the fainthearted. It is a very wind-y, very steep path, no signs, just common sense.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

CItadel was built by the Habsburgs after the 1848/49 revolution in Hungary. Today it is a toursit spot with restaurants, café and a wonderful possibility to see the city from a different angle.

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Newport, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to walk up to the Citadel on Valentine's Day! It was knackering but we did it. There's a great view at the top - go on a sunny day! There are buses which take you up there as well if you don't feel like climbing that massive hill!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location was right at the end of Liberty Bridge and the Cave Church. It is quite a hike, but the views were spectacular. Not very crowded at the top, but beware of the con artists that were playing the shell game - it's a scam.

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Kirkwood, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I climbed part of the citadel with a group. The hike was easy and the views were spectacular. I'm sure the view is great during the day, but it was just fantastic at night. Really gave me an idea of just how big Budapest is.

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Gellert Hill
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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