Liberty Statue
Liberty Statue
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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.
How to get there
  • Szent Gellért tér • 8 min walk
  • Fővám tér • 9 min walk
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Екатерина Н
Irkutsk, Russia66 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Январь 2022, статуя и цитадель на реконструкции, подойти нельзя. Хотя по пути насладились видами Пешта, January 2022, the statue and the citadel are under reconstruction, it is impossible to approach. Although along the way we enjoyed the views of Pest,
Written January 28, 2022
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John B
Norristown, PA245 contributions
Mar 2020
Besides rewarding views of the city and the surrounding area on top of Gellert Hill, you will come across this Liberty Statue. It is a nice statue and suits the scenery very well. It honors those who fought and died for freedom in Hungary's history.
Written April 7, 2020
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Eirini Th.
37 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
it's the most beautiful view of the Budapest. very romantic place with a stunning view!!! but...it is too high to walk it and yes there is NO lift, you have to walk it. also if you go at night as we did get a torch you'll need it!
Written March 11, 2020
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Matkaaja
Lapinlahti, Finland83 contributions
Jul 2019
The view is great, no doubt. Lots of people gather here in the evening to just sit down and enjoy the view to the city lights.

For the crowd the facilities are scarce. Trashes everywhere. Only one small toilet means people are peeing in the bushes on the way up and down.
Written January 2, 2020
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Dysproz
Warsaw, Poland96 contributions
Jun 2022
It'd be really cool trip to hike almost in the city centre. However, it seems that Budapest doesn't really care about the park around the statue. Paths, benches etc. looks like someone has maintained them during USSR times last time. Also I was unlucky to bump into a fence at the top as there are some construction going on. However, at the top I could sit next to a sleeping homeless man and a gang of middle aged Hungarians with huge bellies that were scamming tourists in the game of three cups. I'd say that it was a truly Hungarian experience ;)
Written June 14, 2022
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania11,024 contributions
Jan 2020
On top of the Gellert mountain ( Gellert hegy) at the tip of the Citadel - overlooking the Danube (but sideways to Pest) is the Statue of Liberty.
Originally commissioned as a memento of the soviet victory over the nazis - and in a slightly different configuration from its original design and the current state - today has 3 elements - on the sides there are 2 men:
- one of them is killing a dragon (originally dragon represented the Nazis - still it is debatable since the same artist in different city has another statue where the dragon represents the soviets) - general symbol of defeating an enemy of Hungary.
- the other men is bearing a torch ( that can have several interpretations).
The central piece of the compositions is female holding a branch of a palm tree a symbol of victory and freedom.
Just to mention - a funny nickname in Budapest for this statue is the "beer opener" due to its silhouette ...
Overall it is one of those places you need to visit when you are in Budapest - and since you'll go to visit the Citadel I recommend you check this out too.
Written July 25, 2020
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Alex
Hong Kong, China458 contributions
Dec 2019
1. If you are into walking, definitely walk up here as you can feel the vibrant and energetic city of Budapest (Especially when you walk up to the Liberty Statue at night)
2. The scenery is really nice as you can spot many magnificent buildings (Such as the Hungarian Parliament Building) once you reach the top.
3. Anyway, walk up and you will think it worth it (EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT INTO WALKING)
Written February 15, 2020
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Klara
Riga, Latvia153 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Not only is the statue itself amazing and well... liberating, you can also endure some slow cardio while going up the hill. And the panoramic view is extremely beautiful!
Written August 18, 2020
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Laura PeGr
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,241 contributions
Dec 2019
Really, the view compensates the ascent! Street in the middle of a park, I recommend to bring some torches if you want to go in the evening because it is not very illuminated.
Written November 30, 2020
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kaandSam
Harrow, UK209 contributions
Oct 2019
we decided to walk up to the top starting from the Shoes on the Danube as we could see the statue, we google mapped it and thought 40 minutes on foot was doable. we didn't realise there is a bus that goes to it but we wanted to walk as the weather was perfect. there is a path leading to the top and It can be tiring but well worth it. there are 2 statues either side which are impressive. there is a bar to buy drinks, The walk down seemed easier and the statue is well worth a visit.
Written October 17, 2019
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