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Gellert Hill and Statue

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Address: Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The best views of Budapest and the Danube River are from this hill, which...

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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A Great view from the top.

A High hill over looking the Danube river,named after Saint Gerard who was thrown from the hill to die. At the top of the hill is the citadel,a good view of all the Districts and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A High hill over looking the Danube river,named after Saint Gerard who was thrown from the hill to die. At the top of the hill is the citadel,a good view of all the Districts and the Danube river, which separates Buda and Pest.There are a few shops on the top that sell souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will have to work for it as it is a bit of a walk up but I will recommend it. Of course you can always take a bus there but it won't be as fun :-) Work for it and you wont regret it. Every step up you will be able to see the city from a different angle.... More 

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Targoviste, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gellert hill is nice to walk if you are in good shape and have enough time to spent in Budapest. The statue is an old communist relicvs. I do not recomment a trip there, better to visist St Gellert cave at bottom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Am a big sucker for places with a view and nice vibe and gellert hill is one such place. Its quite a climb for people who are not used to walking but the view especially during the sunset is quite worth it. While climbing also, you come across special points that can offer you the view incase someone is not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although originally erected in honour of the valiant Soviet Soldiers who liberated Hungary, this monument was not relegated to the Memento Park, for two reasons I understand: its actual design predated the arrival of the Soviet army and following the collapse of the Socialist System the inscription was changed to be more inclusive: to all who fought for freedom etc.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked up on a very hot day and wanted to give up on several occasions. Keep going, it's worth it. However you could get the 27 bus from metro stop Moricz Zsigmond Korter. There is an extensive souvenir market at the back of the Citadel if that is of interest to you. We went up for the view and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful refuge in the heart of the city. Check out the Citadel but then leave quickly for a stroll in the park located at the back of hill. A beloved park by locals, couples, people with children and dogs. You get a nice view over the city and can enjoy the shades of trees. Don't miss if you visit Budapest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must visit if you are into city views! I would recommend going before the sunset so you can find a place to sit (as it does get crowded) and enjoy the sunset along with the night view of the beautiful city of budapest. The sculpture itself is good too but the city views take over. Be warned there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a fantastic view and well worth the walk up the hill from where the hopon hop off bus dropped us.. There was a little craft market and stalls selling snacks and drinks which we did not use. There were also public lavatories up there. Under the actual statue there were quite a lot of people but a short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing the area surrounding is worth the visit . The artwork is superb . Easy accessible location. Towering statues breathtaking by their stature.

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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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