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Citadel

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Address: Citadella setany 1 | Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118, Hungary
Phone Number: 36706393757
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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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Officially spelled Citadella, the definition is the same: A fortress, typically on high ground, dominating or protecting a city. Constructed in 1851–1854—a decade before America’s... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lodz, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes you can go for a walk, or take the Hop On Hop Off bus to reach the hill. But do not expect nothing special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Officially spelled Citadella, the definition is the same: A fortress, typically on high ground, dominating or protecting a city. Constructed in 1851–1854—a decade before America’s Civil War—for the Habsburg Monarchy after the 1848 Hungarian Revolution, the 720-foot-long U-shaped Citadella occupies most of the 771-foot-tall Gellért Hill plateau. There’s a central courtyard visible only with admission to the fort. Think of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very impressive building but disappointed that you cant actually get inside. History is amazing. Photo opportunities spoilt by the tourist stalls all along the structure.Waste of an attraction.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great views of the Danube and the city , if your are on a hop on hop off bus tour worth the stop if not the Castle views are just as good.

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting for the view all over Budapest, especially for the Sunrises ( around 5.00am at the moment ) and the Sunsets too. Prices charged by the stall vendors are outrageous so I recommend you to bring your own sandwiches and drinks

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, beautiful views, there is more than 5 exciting viewpoints! But I met a lot of tourists on the top. I think the view from funiculars bridges, from museums hill is very nice too and less tourists. But if you want to see great panoramic view from the one of the highest point in Budapest, you should visit Citadela!... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I went there the views where what struck me. not much else to do but worth a wonder about if you get a tourist bus up there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the citadel as a stop on our hop-on/hop-off bus tour. This was key since the bus drove us up this extremely elevated location. Bring your camera; bring cash; bring sunscreen; and bring a blanket! We went on a beautiful day. You get a great panorama view of Budapest, including the chain bridge and parliament. There was not a... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First place we visited on our trip was totally blown away by the stunning views. Spend time reading the history displayed. Just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Citadel.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very important historical place in the city. It also has a great view over the Danube and a nice walking path up and down the hill.

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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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