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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 bit of climbing and great view

At the top of the Gellert Hill the Statue is placed. It is monumental which makes you feeling the piece of history of it. There are lots of benches where you can sit and enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Krakow, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

At the top of the Gellert Hill the Statue is placed. It is monumental which makes you feeling the piece of history of it. There are lots of benches where you can sit and enjoy the view. Great place for photo shots.

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared for a steep walk with a mixture of steps and steep paths but all made worth by the stunning views you will get at the top over both Buda and Pest. There are lots of benches and view points along the way up so you can take your time and take it all in. The statue is strong... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're in the area then it's a good long walk on nice views for pictures the higher up you are but some areas have been plastered with graffiti and litter and there's not a hell of a lot to do once you're at the top, granted I didn't go right to the top and stopped about 5 mins before... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed photographing this statue from many places, as we walked through Budapest. Then we hiked tot he top and got photos up close. Worth the climb.

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Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You should visit the hill just before sunset! You can have a beautiful sunset view over the city from the top,where the Liberty Statue is also located. Highly recommended to visit this venue during your stay in Budapest!

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Erding, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gellert hill is really my favourite hill. This gigantic statue can be seen from almost everywhere in the city (if houses don´t block your sight). From up there you have probably the best view at the city and all the bridges, also at the castle hill. My secret tip for you is to go there in nighttime. Don´t forget your... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked up Gellert Hill from Gellert spa end. Lots of steps no slopes but the hike was worth it for the views over Pest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and i debated about if it would be worth us walking up to the top of this hill. I am so glad we did! The view is gorgeous, it is 100% worth the walk. If you want to see the perfect picture of the city, come here. The little stalls are so adorable, very friend staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It took a while to get up here but it is definitely worth it once you are up there. This is Budapest's Statue of Liberty and the highest point so the views are great of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought I might be able to find a tram to take me up but alas I ended up walking up the maze of trails to the top. Very rewarding! With each rise the view were more incredible. Take time to enjoy the walk up many little viewing points. I climbed up from the entrance off the liberty bridge (which give... 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 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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