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:
1118 Budapest, Citadella sétány 1
Best time to visit: after sunset for the view of Budapest.
Bus: Nr 27 – Stop: Rezeda utca
Citadel (20 m)
Statue of Liberty (26 m)
Gellért Thermal Bath (650 m)
Liberty Bridge (800 m)
Rudas Thermal Bath (950 m)
Castle Garden Bazaar (1300 m)
Royal Palace in Buda Castle (2300 m)