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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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bit of a hike up the hill but well worth it . great views of buda and pest . Lots of little eating places on the hill and on the way down .

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Nottinghamshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

bit of a hike up the hill but well worth it . great views of buda and pest . Lots of little eating places on the hill and on the way down .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favorite pastimes in Bp. is to run up Gellert hill. Start around Kosztolanyi ter/Feneketlen to area and run towards the church by the lake. Behind the church are steps which lead to more steps and crooked streets. Lots to see during the run: the Gardening University has an arboretum (free) with lots of plants/trees, cozy little crooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the bus up to the hill and then there was a short walk uphill to the statue. Many viewpoints along the way overlooking Budapest. Also lots of hawkers selling souvenirs that were actually cheaper than the centre of town. The statue itself is quite impressive offering an almost 360 degree view of the city. The walk down from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view from the top is just outstanding! Be prepared as it is a long tiring hike up. There were stalls selling food, drinks and souvenirs near buy, some more expensive than usual as it is a touristy area. Fun fact the Liberating Soviet Soldier in Memento Park used to stand here.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely views from here. Used the hop on hop off bus which saved a big hike up, still got a walk to reach the top, but it was pleasant, past nice gardens and nice cold beer on the return to the bus stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked all the way up and it is quite exhausting, even if you use the bus there is still quite a climb up to the statue. Well worth it though as there are some fantastic views on the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was quite hard to climp up the hill but the view was definately rewarding as it was the most beautiful view of Budapest at night we saw!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

High above the Danube is this statue to liberty. freedom is precious to a people, occupied by the Nazis, and the Soviets. Many people remember the dark days of Communist rule. They treasure the return to a sense of freedom and liberty. And they enjoy a good joke. This statue does look like a bottle opener from the distant reaches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most memorable statues I have seen. It is installed on the top of the hill so it stands above the city. The statue has such a long history. Funny and sad at the same time. Looks even more beautiful at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hill is crowned by the Citadel and is a privileged viewpoint, with its privileged view from the top of the town

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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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