Gellert Hill6117 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Gellert-hegy, Budapest, Buda, District 1, Hungary
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- 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.
How to Reach Gellert Hill
- Matyas Pince Etterem
- Trattoria Toscana
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58.69% 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