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Citadella - Citadel, Budapest: 29 reviews and 63 photos

  Citadella from the Pest side of the city
by MedioLatino

The Citadella was made in 1851 by Franz Josef as a fortress from where he could shoot to both sides of the rebellious dual city.

The building was designed by Emanuel Zita and Ferenc Kasselik, but was far from being technicly modern even at that time. It was more to frighten the people then to actually be used as a war fortress.

The Citadella is 220m long, 60m wide and it's walls are 4m thick. The once fortress is now a tourist attraction. It offers a nice view on the city, but not forcliy better then from just outside...however it's worth to visit!

Address: 1st district, On top of Gellert Hill
Directions: Once up there, you just can'T miss it :)
Bus no 27 takes you up from Moricz Zsigmont korter.

Phone: 36706393757
Website: http://www.citadella.hu/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 13, 2005
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