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Citadel

Citadella setany 1 | Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118, Hungary
+36 70 639 3757
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Located on the summit of Gellert Hill, this fortress was built by the Hapsburgs in 1854 to keep the city under surveillance.
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Citadella setany 1 | Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118, Hungary
Gellert Hill
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The walk to the top is tiring even for the best walkers (which I am not) but the views from the top were soooo worth it! Deffo recommend.

Thank turayarichards
Reviewed 1 week ago

we walked around the outside but we are told at the moment it is closed for legal dispute reasons. would be interesting to come back to view when opened

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once completing the long walk to the top of the hill, the views were amazing!! Although would not recommend going at night as it can be a bit scary going up the hill with no lighting.

Thank ijustlovefoodtbh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yep it’s a climb for very fit people which neither of us are but we did the climb a mix of stairs and slopes. There are benches enroute and some great views. Once at the summit there is a large Statue of Liberty (not the...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a beautiful place, lots of history and the views are breath taking! Definitely go and visit when you're in Budapest!

Thank Becca E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool citadel, full of history, also offering great views. Well worth the climb, and well worth visiting!

Thank lewandsoph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climb up there and really see the city of Budapest! It's very nice and refreshing. This statue is very beautiful.

Thank redman5314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's in the TOP 3 of must visit places in Budapest! The view is absolutely beautiful, especially after the sun set. Best place to take panorama photos in Budapest!

Thank Zoltan m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend took us to the Citadel, & we were blown away by the sensational views. A proviso is weather in Budapest can be fickle, so it may not be a good idea to visit when it’s raining or overcast. It was bitterly cold, so...More

Thank sodesa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to, by hop on hop off touring buses, had fantastic views across both sides of the city with the Danube in the middle.

Thank Lorraine M
Nearby
Gellert 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
...More
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Michael v
4 January 2018|
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Response from theaterEva | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that the citadella is closed by the government and I asked a number of the people that work near it why and I got a couple of different stories about the closing. First I was told it was closed because of... More
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SteveatDurham
18 August 2015|
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Response from Vlasta2015 | Reviewed this property |
It should be about 15 minutes to get to the Citadel from the Gellert square by the river Danube (take tram 47 or 49 from Deak square to get here, or bus number 7 from the Keleti Train Station, Blaha square, Astoria square or... More
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