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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 on the castle district renovations presently which is a huge project so I assume funding is simply not there though the sidewalk shops at the citadela have all sorts of weird explanations about the citidela closure. if you just want a panoramic view from high it might be worth the climb but there's really nothing there at present in my opinion worth the effort. If you're looking for the bunker at the citadela that's closed and the military museum is much better anyway or the police museum. Years ago the laborintus was bigger and that closed but is smaller upon the reopening and no plans to make that what it use to be. Also use to be catacombs under the bombed out church up by the castle area (chuch where only the bell tower remains), but the tower has been closed and so have the catacombs. Perhaps someday in the future these will be opened again but all my inquires go unanswered as to if there are any plans for these once awesome tour sites. Flea market by hero's square is also gone for good and just a big lot now where everything is dug up for some building project.
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
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,
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
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 Ferenciek square). The path to the Citadel is visibly marked with international marks so you cannot get lost. The paths are shaded by the trees, which makes the long and steep hike a lot more pleasant even on hot summer days.
There is also a bus which will take you directly to the top of the Citadel: take bus 27 from Moricz Zsigmond square on the Buda side (unfortunately there are no buses to the Citadel from Gellert Hill near the Liberty Bridge, but you can get to Moricz square easily with tram 47 or 49, or bus number 7).