"Citadella, Budapest, Hungary ..." Budapest Off The Beaten Path Tip by TrendsetterME
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The top of the Gellért Hill is a strategical point from where u can have an overview of both Buda and Pest and shoot perfect photos ... From the panorama terraces there is a stunning view of the city and by a short walk Liberation Monument is reachable.
Though it was equipped with 60 cannons, it was used as threat rather than a working fortification. After the reconciliation with the Habsburgs the Hungarians wanted to demolish the buildings, but after all it did not happen. In the mid 20th century it was converted to a tourist center.
The Gellért hill received its name after St. Gellért who came to Hungary as a missionary bishop upon the invitation of King St. Stephen I. around 1000 a.d. The statue was erected in 1947 after the second world war. The main figure is a woman, holding an olive branch, the symbol of peace in her hands.
If u dont want to use a cab, The Citadel can be reached by bus 27 from Móricz Zsigmond körtér.
Very recommendable point to have an amazing view of the city and also to dine w that view ... :)
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