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“The best view of Budapest”
Review of Citadel

Citadel
Ranked #64 of 599 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on the summit of Gellert Hill, this fortress was built by the Hapsburgs in 1854 to keep the city under surveillance.
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I think lot of reviewers haver mentioned here the best view of Budapest and the shopping places and nice walk and everything but I think they are missing one thing is this all happens outside Citadel and has nothing to do with what is inside Citadel which you have to pay extra to go inside. They have a hotel and restaurant inside citadel but the reason it is famous is because of its use during the World War II. They have a war measurement inside the bunker where they have display of the World War II incidents by pictures and statues. They also have prisoners cells and information on how they were tortured when Hungarian fascist leader Ferenc Szálasi established a new government, with German backing. In 1945, Hungarian and German forces in Hungary were defeated by invading Soviet and Romanian armies.
When the war ended, Szálasi was captured by American troops and returned to Hungary. He was tried by the People's Tribunal in Budapest in open sessions and sentenced to death for war crimes and high treason. Szálasi was hanged in 1946 in Budapest. Some photographs of the execution are on display in the bunker museum in Citadel in Budapest. I think this has more historic relevance then just the scenic view of the city.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

For me this is one of the best spots in the world .... i have been there 4 times in 2 days .... i hope to be there again

1  Thank Islam F
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Definately a recommended place to visit if you are in Budapest. Absolutely stunning views of the City. It is also free which is a bonus. Also plenty of places to buy souvenirs which we found we cheaper than buying elsewhere!

Thank Beth_A106
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Citadella is situated on the buda side of the river. It is quite hilly to walk to. You can look at the statue for free and walk around the stalls that are located on the side of the road as you walk from the top to the bottom. There are a couple of resturants where the price of food is slightly more than it would be in the centre, still not overly priced. However there are lots of grass areas and a garden where you could take a picnic. The views are absolutely stunning and a very good place to take lots of photos. I found that I could sit for hours just watching the city. You can pay to walk around the inside bit but I dont know what its like as I didnt do it. As its mostly free and a very good place to get a beautiful view of budapest I would recommend this (if you dont mind hill walking!).

Thank sophie b
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

The hike up was awesome! we got up there pretty fast and it was a nice work out! The fortress was pretty and had an amazing view of Budapest!

Thank Hazzouraxo
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