Statue of Queen Elizabeth
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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.
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  • Ferenciek tere • 10 min walk
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,685 contributions
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Mar 2014 • Couples
After crossing the Elisabeth Bridge from Pest to Buda, you can find a bronze monument dedicated to Empress Elisabeth in a small garden just off the side of the road. Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sissi, was the Austrian-Hungarian Queen who was assassinated in 1898.

The statue was made by Gyorgy Zala and unveiled to the public in 1932 to much celebration. It seems that Empress Elisabeth was much loved in Hungary as she had great affection for the country and people. Overall, this is one of many statues you can find throughout Budapest. It is worth a look if you are passing by this area of Buda.
Written March 27, 2014
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
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May 2019
At the western (Buda) end of Elizabeth Bridge is a statue Elizabeth, the Hapsburg empress and Hungarian queen, and wife of Franz Joseph I. 'Sissi' (married at the age of 16) was popular among the Hungarians for her kindness, non-conformist behavior (just like the Hungarians she was constantly disagreeing with her husband, Franz Joseph) and her ability to speak Hungarian. She surrounded herself with Hungarian servants and advisers, and spent long periods in Hungary, especially in Gödölö, her summer residence. Tragically, she was assassinated by a deranged Italian anarchist in Geneva in 1898. She was rumored to have the Hungarian Count Gyula Andrassy as her lover (another point for the Hungarians against the Austrians!). The large bronze statue (1932, by Gyorgy Zala) stands in Dobrentei square surrounded by flower beds. The crowned Elizabeth is depicted in flowing royal robes, sitting on an elegant couch and holding flowers in her left hand. An inscription on the marble plinth reads, "Erzsebet Kirayn 1837 - 1898." In 1953, the communist government removed the statue, but in 1985 it was restored and placed at its present location. The statue is softly lit at night, and is accessible at all times with no entry fee.
Written March 10, 2020
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria20,951 contributions
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Dec 2019
Located near the Elizabet bridge on Buda's side. The place is not very convenient to visit, but the statue is interesting. I think Budapest was the Empress's favorite city.
Written January 1, 2020
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filmex
Budapest272 contributions
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Jun 2015
Coming of the Elizabeth Bridge you will descend into the Park and this iconic Bronze Statue of Queen Elizabeth..(Hungarian Queen not Brits)..This a pretty little park and a great way to make your way to the castle district and the Varkert Bazaar ( The Jewel of the Danube)..Across the tram rails is Dobrentei Square and a terraced restaurant and bar which opens at 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. A popular venue for most visitors in the summer ..for a beer and a people watch..
Written June 3, 2015
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Mostafa A
Giza, Egypt2,095 contributions
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I was touched by how much the Hungarian people adore this kind queen Elizabeth sissy till the very moment the statue stands for eternal kindness and love
Written December 21, 2014
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,525 contributions
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Nov 2019
As you walk across Elisabeth Bridge you have to walk under the bridge into a park to find this huge and fine Statue, not that easy to find, but worth a look.
Written November 25, 2019
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,651 contributions
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Jun 2019
During our first full day in Budapest, we undertook a very long walk in an an attempt to see as many attractions as possible.
After crossing the Liberty Bridge, we walked along the Buda side of the River Danube heading for the Buda Castle. As we reached the point where the road traffic turns on to the Elisabeth Bridge from the approach road, we came upon this lovely statue of Queen Elizabeth, wife of the Austro- Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph.
The statue depicts a seated queen cast in bronze perched atop a small marble plinth. The statue is situated in a pleasant small park with well kept garden beds. There are some park benches within the park and so we took the opportunity to rest our legs for a short time while admiring this impressive statue commemorating a popular queen.
This statue is certainly worth a few moments of your time to take a look should you happen to be in the vicinity!
Written October 23, 2019
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Sladana K
Calgary, Canada176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Very nice city with historical buildings and nice squares, monuments and bridges over the Danube River. Queen Elisabeth statue is just the tip of the many excellent spots to visit in Budapest.
Written May 9, 2019
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hulagirlSurrey
Staines, UK815 contributions
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Nov 2018 • Solo
Queen Elizabeth statue is situated in a small park at the bottom of Gellert Hill close to Elizabeth bridge. Walked through this park before my trek up Gellert Hill.
Written November 15, 2018
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,827 contributions
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Sep 2018 • Couples
This is a statue of Sissi, Queen Erzsebet (Elisabeth). She was a popular empress of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, who was assassinated in 1898. The statue is a bit out of the way at the base of Gellert Hill, near the Erzsebet Bridge.
Written October 1, 2018
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