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. Add Liberty Statue to your Budapest travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Budapest day trip planning app .
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  • This is one of the best views of the city and a must-see for tourists. There isn't much else around, so be sure to budget time wisely. Bring your good camera for great panoramic shots!  more »
  • There is a good view of the city, but I particularly like most from the fishermen's Bastion. Anyway if you have time is a good visit.
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  • Completely worth it for the views 360 degrees. Fantastic from that height. Also, walk down the side towards the Gellert Hotel and visit the Cave Church at the bottom, which is fascinating.  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.

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