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Liberty Statue, Budapest

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You'll encounter some of the best views of Budapest and the Danube at Liberty Statue, home to the Citadella, a World Heritage Site. This hillside played host to several vineyards in the 18th century and currently features several embassies and expensive homes. The reigning Habsburg Austrians built the citadel atop the hill after the Hungarian revolts of 1948 and 1949. Hike to the fortress at the summit of this 235 m (771 ft) rock hill for views of the city below. Plan your visit to Liberty Statue and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Budapest vacation trip planner.
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  • We decided to spontaneously climb to the top because the sun was starting to set and we wanted to look at the views. The climb took a while but it wasn't very hard to walk up there since there were st...  more »
  • Another piece of Hungarian history, beautiful location, beautiful views. Is worthwhile location to visit and relax whilst admiring the location and the statues.  more »
  • Worth a visit to get a good view across to Pest. Stop of on one of the bus tours or if feeling fit walk up. It is not that bad. But beware of the guys doing 'chase the lady' they are working together!  more »
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  • Wear comfortable shoes, as this is well worth the trek. The actual statue, according to our guide, is a communist era statue that has been repurposed to be called the "Statue of Liberty" but the views from this hill is well worth the effort. Sunset is blah as the sun sets behind the mountain but I'd bet sunrise would be amazing.
  • Feels rewarding when you finally climb to the top and see the statue up close. It can be tiring but it's well worth it. Beautiful nature, clean and amazing views of Buda and Pest. Tip: bring water. You will be thirsty, trust me.
  • Good spot for running to in the morning. A lot of people go for sunsets.
  • It is visible from all over the city. Beautiful, serene​. Some other nice sculptures surround it.
  • Amazing view of the whole of Buda and Pest. I'd recommend going before first light and watch the sun rise. The sun sets behind the mountains so that's not really worth it, but it rises behind Pest, guaranteeing a beautiful view. Plus, in the morning it's not crowded or even fully vacant.