- Address: Budapest, Hungary, 1118
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-14665794
- Fax: +36-13860505
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort, Social, Arts, Museums
Citadella in Budapest is basically a fortress on top of the Gellert Hill. Citadella is the hungarian term for the word Citadel which actually means a kind of a fortress. It does not only hold a very important scenic value, but also a very important place in the military history of Budapest. Lot of wars have been fought with the support of this fortress. The need to build this fortress was felt in the year 1851 post the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. It also has an amazing collection of Red Weaponry by it that you should definitely have a look at. Citadella is also a representation of the Austrian-Hungarian compromise. After being built by forced labourers, it was home to various Austrian soldiers. After the need for recognizing the association between the two countries subsided, the city took control of the Citadella and today it is a part of their heritage. About 220 meters in diameter, it almost covers the entire 235 meters of the plateau. The panoramic view of the Citadella is as breathtaking as is the view of Budapest from here.
- Wear hiking shoes as you need to trek to reach the fort.
- Carry your camera to capture the panoramic view of the city.
- The World War II museum of the Citadel has separate entry fee. Ask the authorities about the details.
- Nearby bus station: Búsuló Juhász (Citadella)
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10.47% of people who visit Budapest include Citadella in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
44% of people start their Citadella visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Citadella
60.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Citadella
Great view to the city. It takes some time to go up but it worths it. There is a nice guy on the top who has arrows and bows where you can practice Archery lots of fun!
The view from the top of this hill is unmatched. I recommend going up there an hour before sunset and staying for at least an hour. The entire city lights up after sunset and the view from this hill was absolutely mesmerizing.
A very light hike up the hill and to be rewarded with amazing view of the city! A must go place in Budapest. There is some nice little shop for food and drinks as well. Get up there and enjoy:)
The hike down is easier than the way up😂 but the view from this area is amazing. It cannot be beat. Highly recommend it!
Visited this while I was on a tour. So didn't get to spend much time. Everything in Budapest was beautiful including here. Would definitely visit again if I am in Budapest.