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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"
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"panoramic view of budapest"
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"statue of liberty"
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"hop on hop off bus"
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"worth the effort"
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"views are amazing"
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"entire city"
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"worth the climb"
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"photo opportunities"
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"nice walk"
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"worth the trip"
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"walk up"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Citadella offers you a perfect view of Budapest with deep angle. You can take much better photos from here than from any other spots!

Thank OZS969
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You should walk and it might be tiring, but its worth it. you have an amazing view of Budapest, you can see both sides of the city, itºs wonderful!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Citadella provides stunning views of Budapest and if you get a bus up, the hill is very manageable. It only takes an hour to get up and look around, worth the visit!

Thank Rachel D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I understand the value of Citadel at the top of Gellert Hill, but after taking so much pains to trek over an hour and after reaching at the top, I found that the Citadel was closed. No one has any clue why, or when will...More

1  Thank Arvind S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Citadel is the ideal place to take a first view of the city of Budapest! Impressive view, nice atmosphere, I reccomend it for the first day in town, gives you a sense of knowing better the city!

Thank Afroditi G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing place to visit. I recommend you take a public transport to go up the hill and definetly walk down. If you are fit the walk up would also be recommended. The views are just mind boggling

Thank akshay c
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the hike was not easy but was enjoyable, on the way up there are small rest stops that let you enjoy a nice view of the city, also there is a small kids park with interesting slides. when you're up there the view is breathtaking.

Thank AliaImam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as part of our E bike tour of Budapest. very fun to bike up the hills to the very top and overlook The Danube River lovely visit good photo opportunities

Thank TBMARE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place! The citadel is so busy with visitors yet so calm. We took absolutely loads of photos of the interior, as its charm blew us away. Ensure you go here when you visit Budapest. The sightseeing tours take you three-quarters of the...More

Thank JayAngie2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are no fees for climbing this hill but it was a trek and a half. The weather was about thirty degrees Celsius when I climbed it a month ago. My face turned red when I took more than ten steps and I was out...More

2  Thank Roisin G
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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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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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