Gellert Hill

budapest, hungary


Gellert Hill

budapest, hungary

Famous for: Outdoor Activities, Hills, Nature, Adventure, Viewpoints, Hiking
Gellert Hill is the most popular viewpoint in Budapest offering panoramic view of Budapest. Liberty Bridge, Citadella and the Gellért Hill Cave are the popular attractions in Gellert Hill. Adventure seekers prefer to hike up the Gellert Hill which takes 20 minutes.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
access_time Timing:
08:00 - 19:00 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 2.5 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: Free
info Tips: Best days to avoid crowd are weekdays, Best time of the day to avoid crowd: 10 am to 12 pm or 2 pm to 4 pm

Gellert Hill is basically a 140-m high dolomite rock rising above the Danube in Buda side of the Budapest. This hill is named after bishop Gellért who was thrown from this hill by pagans. It is famous for offering panoramic view of the city, and many of the tourists hike to the hill starting at either the Elisabeth Bridge near the Gellért Monument or the Gellért Hotel.

Things to see

The Citadel: Fortress built after 1849 by the Habsburgs, acted as a military checkpoint, prison and anti-aircraft missile launchpad in the past.

Liberty Monument: A female statue, Statue of Liberty, stands in front of the Citadel and can be seen from all parts of the city

Cave Church: There is a network of caves located above Szent Gellért tér, opposite the entrance to the Gellert Baths. It served as a chapel and a field hospital during World War II. Currently, it serves as a church and a popular tourist attraction.

Gellért Monument: A memorial for Bishop Gellert.

Hiking Gellert Hill

Starting Point: Gellet hotel or end of Elisabeth Bridge
Route: Stairs plus elevated path
Duration: 20 minutes (one way)
Level: Easy


How to Reach

By Tram: No. 41, 47 and 49

By Bus:
No. 7, 86; Stop at Szt. Gellért tér


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Gellért Hill District I. Budapest Hungary 1016
City center: Váci Street
Nearest airport: Budapest Airport

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