Gellert HillCurrently Open
- Address: Gellert-hegy, Budapest, Buda, District 1, Hungary
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, View Point, Walking Area, Historical Site, Monument, Statue, Family And Kids, Hill
Gellert Hill overlooks the city of Budapest. This hill is a wonderful place to spend a Sunday. If you climb to the top you will be able to see an amazing sight. The Danube in all its glory can be seen expanding on both sides of the Hill.
The place has become an affluent residential place with some of Budapest’s most important people having set up house here. It is also a part of the World Heritage site which spans over the borders of the Danube. The verdant surroundings and the pristine buildings are sure to enchant one and all. The liberty monument, the Gellert Monument and the Cave church are must see places on this hill. With its current political importance, historic importance from the Middle Ages onwards and indubitable beauty, Gellert hill is a beautiful and calming place that should be added to any history or nature lover’s intinerary.
As you move towards the hidden areas of the Hill, you will come across and enchanting garden named Garden of Philosophy. Wander around the garden and walk up to the viewpoint from where you can get the most stunning panoramic view of Budapest. And this view is definitely not going to be same as you have seen from other observation decks of the city. Another unique feature of this garden is the group of statue, where among other Buddha and Jesus Christ are seen. The legend says, that Buddha and Jesus Christ met for the better understanding of each other.
Another important attraction of Gellert Hill is the Liberty Statue. According to the history, this statue was erected in 1947 in memory of the commemorates who sacrificed their lives for the independence and freedom of Hungary. This statue remarks the Soviet Liberty of Hungary during Second World War.
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69.14% of people who visit Budapest include Gellert Hill in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
31.72% of people start their Gellert Hill visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Gellert Hill
91.01% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gellert Hill
Absolutely beautiful Roman Catholic Church dating back to 1924, run by the Pauline monks. They still hold mass 2 or three times a day. There are several different branches of tunnels once you get inside, and all are stunning little caves, so peaceful beautifully decorated. Only costs roughly £2 to go in, (free if you are attending Mass), and for this you get an audio headset to guide you around the church, and a short video presentation about the history of the church. There's also a lovely little gift shop where you can buy rosary beads, prayer rings, and lots of other religious items, along with the usual tourist items such as magnets and postcards. Definitely worth a visit, even if just for 30 mins. Or longer if you want to have a quiet place to sit and reflect for a bit.
Perfect spot to see the bird-eye view of the capital city. I visited this place first among the other city attractions and by seeing the whole city from here, I can easily locate the route to take to reach all the key places in the city. You could dump the map and save your phone battery on Google maps.
Gellért Hill is steeped in history and set in a wonderful natural environment. Visitors be warned though that some of the routes up to the top of the hill are very steep and can affect those in poor health. However, whichever way you take to get up the hill, once you're there, you'll find amazing statues and architecture rivalled only by the fantastic views! You get a 360 degree panoramic perspective of the city with the Danube intersecting Budapest at your feet. The hill also has great facilities for children in the form of playgrounds along the way to the top. Not to be missed.
Great opportunity for a challenging walk for the fit. If you're a bit adventurous, go up to the top after dusk, and you get an amazing view of Budapest by night. Be careful though and choose your shoes wisely, because some of the paths are not in the best condition and after a rain or during winter time, they can be a bit slipper and muddy.
This is a must see in Budapest, especially at night. You get to see the city for all of its lit up beauty. I recommend going at night because it isn't as busy, the lights, and maybe a potential hedgehog siting. You can really see all of the world renowned sights from here (parliament, the eye, the castle, chain link bridge, etc...) Plus the best part, if you have a friend that can drive you up there its completely free, otherwise a cheap taxi ride is a worthy investment.