Gellert Hill, Budapest
About Gellert Hill, Budapest
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Address: Gellert-hegy, Budapest, Buda, District 1
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Garden, View Point, Walking Area, Historical Site, Monument, Statue, Family And Kids, Hill
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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.
How To reach Gellert Hill by Public Transport
Restaurants Near Gellert Hill
- Matyas Pince Etterem
- Trattoria Toscana
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Great place! One of the "must" in Budapest. Natural thermo-mineral bath located in historical building near Danube bank. There are few pools various sizes and temperatures with mineral water. Unforgettable interiors in "Roman" style with lot of statues, ceramics, color mosaics, marble... Various kinds of massages (book in advance), sauna, outside hot and cold pools... Recommended to have bathrobe, towel and sleepers. All these may be rented inside. Don't buy it in lobby shop - not worth the money.
I highly recommend a visit to Gellért Hill because it is a lovely place to go for a hike, with the added benefit that you get a bird's eye view of the entire city once you reach the top. We went after a rainy spell so the trails were a bit muddy, but in general it was an easy hike that took about an hour. This is a family-friendly activity if your children are up for a climb. I would not recommend going after dark as the trails are not well-lit. Once you reach the top you are at the Citadella where there are many small stands with souvenirs and a couple of eateries serving up fast food. The waterfall at the bottom affords you some good photo opportunities. There is a type of fortress at the top but unfortunately it was not open during our visit.
If you visit Budapest, this is a must go-to place. If you go up the hill from the bridege on foot, you will have a wonderful experience. The parks and meadows of this place are marvellous. Perfect for a family program or any kind of program really.
Went for a bath early in the morning and there were barely anyone there. The wave pool is not turned on for this reason, but it is more than compensated by the quiet and calm atmosphere. It is hard to navigate the place and I've probably spent 20 minutes figuring out the place on my own.
You can go for a small walk around this natural reserve on the way of visiting the Liberty Statue. It's probably best to take the walk down, as it's easier, but if you're in shape, the walk up isn't a biggie either, but there are a lot of stairs. There are cool things to see, like a waterfall you can stand over, an area with statues. There are nice views of the city along the way.
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