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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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  • Free! The cost being only a walk up a paved walkway! Lots and lots of places to take great photos of the city of Budapest, the Danube, and the picturesque bridges from many angles. There are a few...  more »
  • Visited on Sunday using my city from hop on hop off, views from here are impressive, looking up and down the Danube  more »
  • Well worth the climb if only for the amazing views from the top. Statue marks the liberation after WW2. The citadel was built in 1851 by Julius Jacob von Haynau, a commander of the Austrian Empire...  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
  • The walk through the park was great. Keep an eye out for tiny gecko's . However,the castle is closed & looked like it had been for a good while. Glad we made our own way there & not on a tour bus. Which were still operating as if you could still get in the castle. 👎
  • Amazing place to visit, great view for photos. Be aware that there are a lot of stairs to climb, so if you do not want to do the effort, there are tour busses that can take you almost to the top of the mountain
  • Great views at the top when you reach the summit. They even sell craft beer for your walk back down! Quite a steep walk up from Gillert spa side of the mountain. There is a more gentle slope from the other side. Lots of viewpoints on the way up the steep side so there are many stops with nice views along the way if you need
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