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Citadel, Budapest

4.3
Climb the hill to Citadel for a panoramic view of the city, the Danube, and its eight bridges. Built in 1851 by the Habspurgs to demonstrate their control over the Hungarians, this fortress was never used in battle. Climb the winding stairs to the top of the hill or take a bus, taxi, or car and park in the available spots. Plan your visit to Citadel and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Budapest day trip planning app.
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  • My partner and I walked to the Citadel/Statue of Liberty on our first full day in Budapest. We firstly visited the Fisherman's Bastion, then walked to Buda Castle and on to the Citadel. After walking....  more »
  • Citadella is a Hapsburg fortress located upon the top of Gellért Hill (235m high). The fortress was built after the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 by Julius Jacob von Haynau, a commander in the...  more »
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  • One must climb some stairs but even that is a nice part of the experience. The top is magnificent and the whole city can be observed from there. It is especially good place for enjoying the sunset. Definitely a must! Highly recommended.
  • Breathe taking views. Go at sunset and watch the city lights come on. The views are the best in Budapest. If you don't do this your missing out on a must see thing in Budapest

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