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Located on the summit of Gellert Hill, this fortress was built by the Hapsburgs in 1854 to keep the city under surveillance.
Citadella setany 1 | Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118, Hungary
Gellert Hill
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All reviews highest point panoramic view of budapest statue of liberty hop on hop off bus worth the effort views are amazing worth the climb entire city photo opportunities walk up gellert hotel nice walk worth the trip danube river buda side both sides beautiful city
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Military structures are not built for aesthetic reasons and this citadel is no exception. Construction started almost immediately after the Hungarians lost their struggle for independence in 1849. Haynau, the hated Austrian commander of Budapest forced Hungarians to build it. Ready in 1854 it never...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't forget your camera!! Top spot for viewing the Danube and Pest side of the city. You can also witness the guards changing and visit the museum. Worth a visit as it is close to other tourist attractions.

Thank dave h
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On top of the Citadel is a beatiful Statur, the liberation monument. There, my husband took the most beautiful of the Danube river, the bridges and Budapest city.

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Citadella by night. Absolutely impressive views of the Duna, castle, parlament.....When the area is busy, it might be difficult to park your car.

Thank Sherpa787733
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth walking up Gellert Hill to the citadel. It only takes about 30 minutes. The citadel is a landmark of Budapest and the views from there over the city and the river are good. There is the liberty statue next to the citadel,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the stops in my Hop in/Hop off Bus tour of Budapest. As most, if not all attractions in the Buda side, this attraction requires some uphill walking. Though it was raining and very windy during my visit, I persevered and was...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst in Budapest make sure you visit as there is gorgeous views. You can get a tourist bus however we walked. It is a bit of a climb but very worth it.

Thank sjh92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a hot summer day when I decided to go up to see Citadel. It was a bit of a climb especially in hot weather but it was so worth it. The views were stunning, it's probably one of the best viewpoints in town!?...More

Thank IevaLaur
Reviewed September 14, 2018

The Citadella is a very high point in Buda, offering very good views along the Danube, particularly towards the North. It is quite a steady climb on a steep path, though access to the bottom of the hill is very easy - just opposite Hotel...More

Thank VeniVidiViaje
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We got the Budapest sightseeing on/ off bus that dropped us off at base of citadel and had to walk up, and yes, it is a climb and it was hot and there’s little shade. Once up, you can appreciate iate the enormity if this...More

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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
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Ashley C
September 19, 2018|
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Response from JayAngie2014 | Reviewed this property |
It is not safe after dark due to the dark road leading up to it. Plenty of good lighting at the top, making for spectacular views, but no lighting at all to get up there. It is fine in light spring or summer evenings, but is... More
February 22, 2018|
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Response from theaterEva | Reviewed this property |
it's permanently closed with no plans yet to reopen and I can not get a straight answer as to why. Locals say various things about the reason but the cultural ministry just says permanently closed. The focus seems to be more... More
Michael v
January 4, 2018|
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Response from theaterEva | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that the citadella is closed by the government and I asked a number of the people that work near it why and I got a couple of different stories about the closing. First I was told it was closed because of... More