Gellert Hill

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Gellert Hill
4.5
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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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2-3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Gellért 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.
How to get there
  • Szent Gellért tér • 8 min walk
  • Fővám tér • 9 min walk
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Ian
London, UK19 contributions
A must while staying in Budapest
Jun 2020
An absolute must while in Budapest. Incredible expansive views of the city. Whether you go up in the evening, stopping at restaurants on the way, or go up for drinks at night, or go on a hangover walk in the morning, you must must do this while visiting Budapest.
Written November 4, 2020
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FCL
Everett, WA11 contributions
Gellert Hill
Nov 2019
It takes o bit of a hike, but it well worth it when one reaches the peak and see the monument and a magnificent view of the city of Budapest.
Written October 15, 2020
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Otto R
Fitzroy, Australia12 contributions
Good exercise, good views.
Oct 2019
A half hour plus walk up an established track which includes stops at different vantage points. The starting point near the end of Elisabeth bridge gives you the best views. Take the left side of the stairs. If you see the Statue of Liberty you have reached the top. This lady celebrates the freedom of liberty from the Nazi occupation. Great at sunset or walk up at night and see the lights of Budapest. Walking shoes recommended.
Written September 26, 2020
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Stanislav
Budapest, Hungary8 contributions
Nature and spiritual growth
Sep 2020
The views and sights which you can witness there is definitely something else. We were so happy to see the whole city, especially in the night. Worthy!
Written September 10, 2020
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holidaymaddd
London, UK1,005 contributions
Exceptional view of the Danube !
Aug 2020
Beautiful view. We got a taxi up from Buda castle (use the Bolt app in Hungary, good value), and had to walk up a short while.

There is a view of the Danube as you walk up almost at the top of the hill with the citadel on your right (together with food / knock-knack stalls). Keep walking until you come to the Liberty statute at the very top. There is a bar too with music. The views at the very top are the most outstanding. We sat on the walls watching the Danube, drinking beer.

There is a walk down the hill, starting from the liberty statute. Very easy to follow.

Toilets are 1 euro, almost at the top.
Written August 31, 2020
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mjayx2
Wokingham, UK56 contributions
Fantastic views
Oct 2019
Great place to walk to when the sun is setting to see Budapest and Danube entering darkness with the lights starting to come on. Requires a bit of walk up - fairly steep but rewarded with a near 360 panorama.
Written August 27, 2020
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,717 contributions
One of the best views
Aug 2020
Gelert Hill is a must place to visit. There are a lot of trails going up and down the hill.
On the top you can see the Citadel, there is also a waterfall and the statue of Gellert bishop.
An absolute must!
Written August 17, 2020
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium10,987 contributions
Hiking heaven
Aug 2020 • Friends
A myriad of trails runs up and down this hill, anywhere you look the views are amazing, and at the top there's a huge statue, and an open air bar with draft beer in case you got thirsty (which I most certainly was!)
Written August 4, 2020
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Aisling
Ireland7 contributions
Hidden Gem
Feb 2020
I was just walking down the street and we stumbled onto this hill by accident! The sights are breathtaking and its certainly an experience i wont forget! Its a little bit steep but its not too strenuous . The day we went it began to rain very heavily so we managed to hop on one of the red tour buses. Even despite the weather we had a great time. I would definitely recommend visiting!
Written July 29, 2020
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arshadmian786
Middle East709 contributions
Spectacular Views on both sides of Budapest
Aug 2019
Gellért Hill is the place to go for the best panoramic views of Budapest. From the top, you get unrivaled views the Danube river and both sides of the city- Buda and Pest. Depending on where you are in the city, one of the best to go there is by taxi and have the taxi driver wait while you explore, take in the views, and take amazing photographs. It's also worth a visit as it is listed as by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Written July 16, 2020
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