"Géllert hill" Gellert Hill - Gellert Hegy Tip by belgianchocolate

Gellert Hill - Gellert Hegy, Budapest: 59 reviews and 138 photos


By now you are wondering who that nut is
waving in a static way (he's a statue) with
a cross high above the road here.

Well it is mister Géllert. I already told you
that king Stefanus (Esteban) had this
missionary from Venice to help out to
Christianize the people.

When the king died in 1046 an unstable
period began. Pagans nailed the bishop
in a ton and pushed him of the hill.

In 1083 the Vatican made him holy and that is
why he is still up the hill. (It doesn't take much
to become holy , get burned , crusified ,
thorn in pieces etc. For a lot of holy people
see my Rome page)

You can walk towards him by stairs
coming from two sides
and an artificial water fall in the middle.

But we where going bathing? No?

Address: Buda side.
Directions: High above the Elisabeth Bridge on the
Géllert hill.

Website: http://www.citadella.hu

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 20, 2004
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