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Citadel

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Address: Citadella setany 1 | Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118, Hungary
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Located on the summit of Gellert Hill, this fortress was built by the...

Located on the summit of Gellert Hill, this fortress was built by the Hapsburgs in 1854 to keep the city under surveillance.

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Best view of Budapest!

We visited the citadel as a stop on our hop-on/hop-off bus tour. This was key since the bus drove us up this extremely elevated location. Bring your camera; bring cash; bring... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We visited the citadel as a stop on our hop-on/hop-off bus tour. This was key since the bus drove us up this extremely elevated location. Bring your camera; bring cash; bring sunscreen; and bring a blanket! We went on a beautiful day. You get a great panorama view of Budapest, including the chain bridge and parliament. There was not a... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

First place we visited on our trip was totally blown away by the stunning views. Spend time reading the history displayed. Just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Citadel.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

It's a very important historical place in the city. It also has a great view over the Danube and a nice walking path up and down the hill.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

For WW II lovers, specially the bunker with different levels, you can fell what final battle for Budapest was in January 1945. Also nice views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

It is one of the best locations in Budapest to take a photo of the city. It is easy to get there even by using public transportation. A must to come here! :-)

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

By far, this is the best point from where you can get the best view of Budapest. It is a green area, spectacular view. Try to visit at sunset.

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indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

My son and I are travelling around together for a week in Europe. We wanted to see this attraction. The views are great and the statues are good too. There is not a lot there other than that. I definitely wouldn't take young children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

It has been a long and winding uphill walk on a hot July day. The view from the top was worth the effort. The view was breathtaking and fascinating. We spent quite some time catching our breaths and recovering from the walk... Take something to drink on your way up there specially on a hot day..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

this place is worth a visti if only to get a view of the city, well woth it if using the hop on hop off bus to see teh city but i wouldnt pay extra to simply visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Went to the Citadel on a hop on hop off bus, it's nice nothing special with brilliant views down to the Danube and Pest. At the top there are souvenir shops and luckily only one fast food outlet. My wife wanted water so we went here to buy one and with me being greedy she bought me a chicken kebab... More 

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Staying in Gellert Hill

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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 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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