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Citadel

Citadella setany 1 | Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118, Hungary
+36 70 639 3757
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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.
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Citadella setany 1 | Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118, Hungary
Gellért Hill
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"highest point"
in 19 reviews
"panoramic view of budapest"
in 9 reviews
"statue of liberty"
in 15 reviews
"hop on hop off bus"
in 27 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 17 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 13 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 14 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 10 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 9 reviews
"walk up"
in 12 reviews
"nice walk"
in 14 reviews
"both sides"
in 16 reviews
"buda side"
in 23 reviews
"danube river"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful city"
in 9 reviews
"chain bridge"
in 16 reviews
"fisherman's bastion"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On a clear day, you can see all of Budapest! Both shores of the Danube are so breathtaking. You can see Buda Castle, all the bridges,Margit Island, the breathtakingly beautiful Parliament Building which is a such a wonderful stamp ON Budapest! To go up, take...More

Thank maya w
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Standing at the top of the Citadel was incredible! The views were amazing and just breathtaking. We visited twice, once in the day time in the glorious sunshine and once in the evening. Both times we were blown away by the views. The city looked...More

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to either by walking (or via well-priced shuttle buses/taxi if you're not keen on walking)! Stunning views over the whole city. It was a beautiful sunny day when we went so we managed to see miles out across the city it was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to view one of the remaining soviet statues and also the Citadel, then headed over to Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church... Do all these on the same day, then Buda side is pretty much done. You could also include hospital in the...More

Thank Grant D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite some of the other reviewers, as long as you are reasonably fit and under 100 this really is a walk in the park. There are vendors at the top that sell water/beer/food. The views are spectacular and although there isn't a huge amount to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's provides an amazing view of the city and its a great workout. There are several different viewing spots to stop and gaze at the city. Its free, and breathtaking so that's hard to be. Also the best spot to have a bottle of wine...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up to the citadel, using the path opposite the Gellert spa (from the Liberty bridge), it wasn't too bad from this side. Steep paths and stairs but not impossible! (the other routes seem much harder). The view at the top is incredible! Managed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beware this is all uphill. I had no problem and enjoyed the view, but anyone with walking problems should seek other ways to get up to the hill. Once you’re at the top, great view of the city... not much more.

Thank Joey R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. What an amazing sight to visit in Budapest. It is a top of the capital city. Awesome views of Pest and the Danube. Their was a snowfall when I was their so lot of Snow. Great place to visit to have good views of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting the city you should definitely go to this place in order to get the best view of Budapest. Prefer sports shoes if you plan to walk to the top.

Thank Alexandros R
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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
...More
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kazmazeina
22 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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Michael v
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
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SteveatDurham
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
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