One of the highest point of the city. Located at the right bank of Danube, it is dominated by the Citadella fortress with the monument of liberation, made as a fidure of woman with a laure in her hands.
Gives the breathtaking view down to the city and river.
On the hill there is also statue of Szent (St.) Gellert, one of the first Christians who refused to give up Christianity and was dropped from the hill by pagans. On that place there is a water source.
At first we wanted to forgo the allmost obligatory stop to the Citadel and do something else on the sunday i was to fly back from Budapest to Amsterdam. But after we had had a lazy breakfast in the september sun on the balcony of our B&B, we just didn't have enough time anymore. So we went with the car up to the Citadel. And although the place is very very touristy with all the shops and that and all the tour-buses stopping there as well.. i still enjoyed the view immensely. And of course trying to puzzle out which building was what... which kept us amused for a while too.
I was just glad we didn't have to climb up the hill. It was still around 25 degrees (in september) and it is quite a climb..
Unfortunately the Citadel itself is not much.
Gellert Hill offers more great views of the Danube. Crowning the hill is the Citadel, which was built by the Hapsburgs after the revolution of the mid 19th century. Today it houses a restaurant and a hotel.
Just below the Citadel (and from everywhere else in Budapest) you'll see the Liberation Monument which was erected by the Soviets as a reminder that they 'saved' Budapest from the Germans. Most locals hate it.
One can enjoy a breathtaking view of Buda castle and the city of Budapest from the Citadel on top of Gellert Hill. There are 2 famous spots at Gellert hill beside the Citadel, St. Bishop’s Memorial and the Liberation Monument. St. Bishop’s Memorial marks the place where bishop St. Gellert was martyred and rolled down the hill into the Danube in a barrel in 1046. Atop the Gellert Hill, 130 m above the Danube, the Liberation Monument occupies the most eye-catching spot in the city. The bronze female figure together with its pedestal reaches 40 m.
The 235m high hill, a rare sight in the moddle of the city, is a natural reserve area and a favourite strolling place. The view which opens up from the top, with the 14m high Liberation Monument (1947), is said to be even more breath-taking than the one from the Fishermens' Bastion. The Citadel, which was built by the Austrians after the repression of the 1848-1849 War Of Independence to provide military control over the town, and was reffered to as "Bastille on the Gellert Hill" by a Hungarian newspaper in 1855, soon lost its significance as a fortification. Today it is a tourist sight with hotel, restaurant and cafe. The St,Gellert Monument, errected in 1904, is one of the ten "royal statues" donated to the capital by Emperor Franz Joseph. Flood-lit at night, it is a marvellous sight with the cascading water-fall.
The Gellert Hill (Gellert Hegy) is 236 m high and offers a beautiful panorama of the city and the Danube. In 1854 The Austrians built a fortress Citadella on the of the hill. Moreover the 46 meter tall Liberty Statue can be found here.
On the Buda side of the river, this hill is a great viewpoint with a historical fort and a communist era sculpture, the Liberty Sculpture.
If you want to enjoy a magical view over the whole city and how river Danube splits the city in half, climb up to Gellert Hill - Citadella and enjoy the nice wheather and sights.
The freedom Monument at the Citadella on Gellért Hill.The central form of monument shows a woman it keeps up to her head a leaf of palm. With the pedestal it has height 14m measures.
Unfortunatly, did not reached the Citadellia itself, but came across not bad photo spots on the way.
I saw just a thing that makes it worth to go up there...and it was the precious seesight from the city... so dont waste the time going up !!
St Gellert brought Christianity to Hungary and he was the one who went down the hill in a wheelbarrow.
Monument of Liberty (Citadel). This Soviet monumnet statute was erected to commemorate the defeat of Nazis.