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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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As art of our tour we went up Gellert Hill towards the statue, however we did not actually see the state close up due to time constraints on our visit. The views from Gellert... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As art of our tour we went up Gellert Hill towards the statue, however we did not actually see the state close up due to time constraints on our visit. The views from Gellert Hill are absolutely amazing and any visit to Budapest would be incomplete if not undertaken. We took some stunning pictures from here.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredibly walk up a steep hill, very physically demanding but the best view ever at the top. You can get the hop on bus to the top, but the effort seemed to make it more enjoyable - a must see!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This statue is visible from almost everywhere in the city and a climb up this mountain tells you why, on a clear day you can see forever! There are some vestiges of soviet art at the base of the liberty figure.

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Thank Betty M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Getting up to the Gellérthegy was a challenge for my friends, but I love climbing. You can decide between lots of ways to go up there. Either slower but not that edgy path, or just a short but tiring stairs way. On the half ways you can also get a rest on benches, so it's not that bad for some... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is near the cave church so you can visit both on the same trip. It is a good climb via steps and slopes to the summit to see the statue, if you have limited time in Budapest i perhaps wouldn't bother, yes there are good views over the river and city but just as good from the castle and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a stop on a hop on hop off bus, and provides a beautiful view of the city, as well as the liberty statue. Great place to walk around and check out the views, there's snacks and places to stop and absorb your location

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can get a very wide view of Budapest from up here, I'm pretty sure it's higher than the Fisherman's Bastion and the full spread of the city is visible. I was actually up here during a thunderstorm and it was quite a sight to see the clouds moving across the city. Then they came over the hill and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Miraculous statue towering over the city even more than the emperor and the king of the castle. You can fall in love with the view very well accessible from Pest and Buda Castle and the mountains. The view is poignant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great views of the town and Danube. A bit of a climb so needs some degree of fitness but hop on hop off buses stop there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I walked up from the "backside" on my way from my accommodation to meet a friend staying at the Hotel Gellert. A bit of a strenuous climb but I'm out of shape. Streets and paths meander up to the top which offers a fabulous view of the Danube and Pest. Stunning!

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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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