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)
How to Reach
By Tram: No. 41, 47 and 49
By Bus: No. 7, 86; Stop at Szt. Gellért tér