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“Great view”
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Citadel
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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.
Zemun, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Citadella is situated on Gallert Hill. This place is beautiful and as a comlex it provides you beautiful views, place to educate yourself, place to walk, place to enjoy...

Visited June 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Greta view from top!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

The Citadella is a 19th century fortress that offer a panoramic view of the Danube and many famous landmarks of Budapest. This is a must visit place if you are keen on soaking-up the country's culture!

Visited May 2013
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South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“The best view of Budapest”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Wow”
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

Visited June 2013
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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“Stunning Views”
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!

Visited June 2013
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