The Citadel is a fortress atop Gellért Hill. It was constructed by the Habsburg Empire in 1854, following the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. The Citadel offers a beautiful view of the city, including the Buda Castle, the Parliament, the bridges over the Danube, all of Pest, and the Buda Hills. No wonder in 1987, the UNESCO named Gellért Hill a World Heritage site, together with Castle Hill and the panorama of both banks of the Danube. The Citadel and its Liberation Monument have become icons of Budapest.
Budapest Fortress is located on the top of Freedom Hill. Freedom Hill is the highest point in Budapest. It crosses the Freedom Bridge from the side of Pace to the foot of the hill. On the left side of the road is the Gellert Hot Spring, and on the right side is the way up the hill. On the way up the mountain, it felt that there were not many tourists in Free Mountain, but there were more people at the top of the mountain. By the time we reached the top of the hill, it was evening and no entrance to the fortress was found. Many people come to see the sunset; at the same time, as the highest point in Budapest, Freedom Hill is a good place to overlook the whole city.
Located at the top of Gellert Hill. It's quite a hike to the top but the view is worth it.
The view of the city from this point is amazing and even greater in the evening with all the lights along the river.
Great views of the city can be enjoyed from there.
Perfect view from the top!I really love it!
The Citadella at the top of Gellért Hill is a strategic point from where you can get wonderful, panoramic views over both Buda and Pest. It can be reached by public bus, but is also a stopover on the hop-on, hop-off tour bus. The fortress of the Citadel was built by the Habsburgs in 1851 to demonstrate their control over the Hungarians. In the mid 20th century it was converted to a tourist center. Just a short walk will take you to the Liberation (Gellert) Monument.
Take a picture at the top