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Gellert Hill and Statue

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Address: Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

The best views of Budapest and the Danube River are from this hill, which...

The best views of Budapest and the Danube River are from this hill, which also features the imposing fortress, the Citadella, at its summit.

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Best Vista of Budapest

A wonderful way to view the city from a wonderful height. Not really much else to do here and worth doing at day and night.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful way to view the city from a wonderful height. Not really much else to do here and worth doing at day and night.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After walking round the castle gardens we put our best foot forward and after food made the almighty climb to the statue at Gellert Hill. A lot of steps but there are forms along the way for you to get your breath back! At the top the views are great and far reaching. It was a little misty over the... More 

Thank millymopps
Ramat-Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a hard climb to the top of the hill, but it is worth it. Beautiful view, even in the foggy winter day we were there.

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County Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A long walk up to the top and a lot of steps, but well worth the visit. The view overlooks Budapest and what a view. We had a clear bright day and the view was amazing. Well worth a trip, but not for the faint hearted!!!

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went the long way up the hill, lots of steps and physical walking. Once at the top the views are sensational! You can see lots of the city; unfortunately it wasn't clear on the day we went but still a great view! The citadel wasn't that amazing to see but the statues and views make the walk worthwhile.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Like the title says, this is the place to get the best view of Budapest. Very nice especially on a clear day.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although it is a bit exhausting to go up there, the view is astonishing. If the weather is fine and there is no mist (Like our case) the view is probably one of the best that can be found in Budapest. Apart from that the walk around the hill is great since it's a nice place with nature and great... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its no so easy to climb to the top of Gellert Hill, but on your way you will find beautiful chapel in the rock, and speachless view on whole new part of the city. Its absolutely worth it.

Thank Sylwia D
Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was cold and foggy but getting to the top and seeing the views made it all worthwhile. It was a perfect place to start our tour of Buda, then to the Citadella, Castle hill and then Fisherman's bastion. Just watch out for locals trying to con tourists out of their money with finding the ball under the cups.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent guide who told us that original the lady was holding a propeller, but it was changed by the government in charge to a Palm leaf to show peace. She stands looking over the Danube river

Thank JLSmith007

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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.
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