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Citadel, Budapest

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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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  • First thing to point out is that there are really two ways to get up the hill to see these amazing views. If you're not in the mood for a hike or can't physically handle stairs, take a bus or a tour s...  more »
  • Maybe I will have been unlucky myself, but once I got to the top of the hill Gellert I found nothing but a fence. Ok The Citadel is that, but I would have been happier if I had a chance to even get inside. Too bad, because the hill is really nice, but once you do some photos and a walk around the Mure the game is over. I repeat maybe I was unlucky I...
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  • Up n up you go. Great views as the sun goes down... The lights come on down in the city and sparkle. View points on the way up. The route up is a mix of steep slopes and steps...
  • Best views of Budapest!! It includes a wide array of small shops arrayed in a sort of market. Great offers: you can find here products that are not on sale in other places.
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