Garden of Philosophy
Garden of Philosophy
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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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Marc L
Veenendaal, The Netherlands931 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This park is the ideal location for chilling at the end of day in the busy city.
It’s basically a big lawn with on the side the statues of the great philosophers.

On the lawn all kind of groups do relaxing evening activities, like Tai Chi and Yoga but there are also small acoustic concerts without amplifiers, on things like soundboards and guitar types.

The highlight of the location though is the magnificent views over the city, especially with a beautiful sunset.

It’s not far from the city center but pretty high up so go for a taxi, public transport - or best, a scooter.
Written July 18, 2023
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JLB47
Washington DC, DC168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Solo
The Garden of Philosophy is a hidden treasure tucked away on the back of Gellért Hill. Created by Hungarian sculptor Nándor Wagner to promote "mutual understanding," the Garden of Philosophy comprises eight life-size statues: Abraham, Ekhnaton, Jesus, Buddha, and Lao Tse in the center and Mahatma Gandhi, Bodhidarma, and Saint Francis off to the side. Not a typical stop for tourists nor well known with locals, the installation provides a break from the city and a potential moment of reflection. There's also a sculpture nearby of the union of Buda and Pest with a fantastic vista of the city.
Written February 27, 2014
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Attenzione Attrazione
Florence, Italy160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Magnificent View from the top!
Easy to find, and very nice to visit. It is free, except your stamina and a few steps to the top. :)
It's quiet and really worth to visit it.
Written December 26, 2022
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sheilal921
Albany, NY605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Although this is a frequently missed sight when visiting Budapest, try to get to the garden on Gellert Hill. It only takes a minute or two to walk into the small park and up the hill to the statues designed by Nandor Wagner. It's a moving tribute to the greats of history including Ghandi, Jesus, Abraham, St Francis, and several more.
Written October 25, 2016
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Sara Z
Aarhus, Denmark47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Such a peaceful and lovely place to hang out. The view is amazing and it is a quiet area, very good for relaxing and eating lunch after a long walk through the hill nearby.
Written February 19, 2020
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
In a world of so much turmoil, I wish that this setting was real. Abraham, Echnaton, Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tse, Mahatma Gandhi, Daruma Taishi and Saint Francis are all standing in a circle. The symbolism is so dramatic, showing that different cultures and religions can be at peace, if we try. It is just so striking.

The location of the garden is both good and bad. It's away from the busy city, but it is not convenient to get to.

If you can come here, do so. It is worth the physical activity for the mental stimulation.
Written August 5, 2017
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Maria
Budapest, Hungary34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
If you are wandering around Gellért Hill, visit this hidden place to see bronze statues of great philosophers & spiritual leaders. Nice spot for a picnic.
Written March 18, 2015
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LynW594
Aylesford, UK62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Business
I was on a business trip to Budapest when out for an evening walk came upon this Garden of Philosophy at the back of Gellért Hill. The bronzes are mazing especially of Mahatma Gandhi, so lifelike/ The is also a bronze giving the merging of 'Buda' and 'Pest'. Stunning viesw over the city and river. well worth the visit
Written March 4, 2014
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Ann T
Budapest, Hungary68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We went to visit this garden on our last day as part of a walk round Budapest before our flight home. Beautiful autumn day with sunshine and the garden is just wonderful with lovely statues.
Written November 22, 2019
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Bruno M
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
Amazing and peaceful place. Usually people do not know this place but I suggest to take a little tour. You will be surprised
Written September 19, 2019
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