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“Not the hill, but the CAVE”

Gellert Hill and Statue
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Not the hill, but the CAVE”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

So you've walked over the Danube and had a look inside the Gellert Hotel at the stained glass panel on the staircase; then wandered through the great hall of the baths, and perhaps taken a dip. Now just over the road and on the side of Gellert Hill is something...but what is it. Go up and take a look. This is no ordinary church, but one built into the back of a cave by the Pauline order of monks. Pay your 500huf (400 if your a student or over 62), pick up your guided talk and let the atmosphere and history flow over you. This place is quite emotive. It is a gem but not publicised by the tourism board. Much more moving than the posh gilt and gold churches around Buda and Pest. Don't miss it - we may have been church and castled out by our travels but this place will stick in our memories.
There is wheelchair access to the main cave and church but one small area that cannot be accessed - however the commentary covers that bit very well.

Visited November 2013
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Dunwoody, Georgia
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“Nice walk up and great views”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

A statue on a hill, and a hike to get to it. Plenty of tour buses headed up and dropped people off but it was nice walking through a park and taking a winding pathway to the top. The statue is stark against the open sky and provides lots of interesting angles for photographers. You can do it in an hour and a half if you are pressed for time.

Visited October 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“worth a quick visit, esp. by night”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

do not plan too much for this place, but it worth a short visit. just a few meters walk from the parking there is a spot, from where the view is excellent! I am strongly suggesting to visit by night, as the lights of Budapest and the city view is superior! do not worry about safety at all, as there are always someone walking around.

finally I would not suggest the statue and the upper part, there is nothing special there....

Visited September 2013
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Isle of Wight, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Amazing view”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

So good we did it twice!
Once in day time when the view was good but a bit hazy and again next day late afternoon when it was clearer and you could see the mountains in the distance, lovely and autumn colours too.
We had dinner in the restaurant up there and watched the lights come on over the city, sitting outside, not bad for October. Lovely

Visited October 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Great photos at night”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

Great location for photos across the city taken from many places along the walk up to the statue. Some old reminders of the military influence around the citadel as well.

Amazing photos in the evening of Budapest lit up, it is an amazing sight.

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