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.
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
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 security issues and potential terrorism since it was minimally staffed. That could be real since now you see soldiers with machine guns patrolling many tourist areas like vaci utca and the parliment etc. Second I was told by someone else that like the castle it is slated for complete refurbishment which sort of doesn't make sense since the bunker was not in ruin nor the citadella last time I was in it some years back Third I was also told by someone else that the bunker is a negative aspect of Hungarian history but again I don't buy that line as it is simply history and things like the military museum in the castle area have plenty war time artifacts which are not being hid away. So I leave it up to you to decide where the truth is. If you walk as I did it is a very very long up hill walk and sure it has a nice view but if you are elderly or slightly disabled best to spend for a cab or take a bus or tour . Frankly though there are other views like the the churches that allow access to outside the dome. Sadly a number of homeless seem to be camping in the park area around the citadella and using the paths for an outdoor toilet and some areas garbage strewn about so unless you're really inclined to go just for the view I would say there are countless other things to see of better value instead,