Gellért Hill

Gellért Hill: Offers some of the best panoramic views of Budapest

The Gellért Hill is Budapest’s most centrally located hill, the favourite of visitors, due to the glorious view of the city from the hilltop. It is a part of the World Heritage since the year 1987. It is named after Bishop Gellért, who was killed by rebellious Hungarians in 1046 who opposed Christianity. His statue, facing Elisabeth Bridge, was erected in 1904.

As a consequence of the 1848-49 Revolution, the Habsburgs had built a citadel (fortified castle) on top of Gellért Hill. Later, during World War II it was used as an anti-aircraft defence base.

The Statue of Liberty on top of the hill is visible from everywhere in the city. The statue was built following World War II, commemorating the liberation of the city from German occupation.

The most famous cave of the hill is the St. Stephen’s Cave on the southern side, which was rebuilt as a rock chapel in 1926, modelled after the Lourdes Sanctuary

Best things to do on Gellért Hill, Top sights of Gellért Hill:

  1. Liberty Statue
  2. Citadel
  3. Gellért Thermal Bath
  4. Rudas Thermal Bath
  5. Cave Church
  6. St Gellert Monument

Gellert Hill, Liberty Statue Budapest

Gellert Hill Address

1118 Budapest, Citadella sétány 1

Gellert Hill Opening hours

Best time to visit: after sunset for the view of Budapest.

Gellert Hill Transportation

Bus: Nr 27 – Stop: Rezeda utca

Gellert Hill Budapest, Rudas Bath

Gellert Hill, Budapest, Várkert Bazar

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