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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.
Citadella setany 1 | Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118, Hungary
Gellért Hill
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All reviewshighest pointpanoramic view of budapeststatue of libertyhop on hop off busworth the effortviews are amazingworth the climbentire cityphoto opportunitiesgellert hotelwalk upnice walkworth the tripdanube riverbuda sideboth sidesbeautiful city
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a hot summer day when I decided to go up to see Citadel. It was a bit of a climb especially in hot weather but it was so worth it. The views were stunning, it's probably one of the best viewpoints in town!?...More

Thank IevaLaur
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Citadella is a very high point in Buda, offering very good views along the Danube, particularly towards the North. It is quite a steady climb on a steep path, though access to the bottom of the hill is very easy - just opposite Hotel...More

Thank VeniVidiViaje
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got the Budapest sightseeing on/ off bus that dropped us off at base of citadel and had to walk up, and yes, it is a climb and it was hot and there’s little shade. Once up, you can appreciate iate the enormity if this...More

Thank sunknee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to walk up to the citadela, in hindsight that was a bad idea. The upward climb is hard work, even more so on a hot sunny day. Made it to the top and wow what amazing views. The best was to see Budapest....More

Thank John K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are doing a hop on hop off bus I recommend it. It’s a big hike up. Beautiful views of the city.

Thank ollysd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can be a bit of a hike during summer, but one is rewarded with some great views and a peaceful place to watch over Budapest

Thank Brenton K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On my 69th birthday, my wife and I strolled up 775-foot Gellert Hill to the Citadella and Victory Statue. We started at the signpost across from the Gellert Hotel and Spa. We took the first right turn and followed, more or less, the quickest and...More

Thank Donal W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up from the Elisabeth Bridge, which was a long and windy path (not so good on the very hot day we decided to climb). It was shaded, and slowly unveiled the expanse of the city. Once at the top, there was a couple...More

Thank IanThomas84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the citadel itself is not special, the hill offers many magnificent views to the castle hill, parliament, the river and downtown. As the paths are poorly lit, don’t forget a torch or your mobile. We found the area to be very safe even at...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This citadel is interesting to walk around view around Nice and some parts fantastic over to the pest

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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
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23 February 2018|
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Response from theaterEva | Reviewed this property |
it's permanently closed with no plans yet to reopen and I can not get a straight answer as to why. Locals say various things about the reason but the cultural ministry just says permanently closed. The focus seems to be more... More
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5 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
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