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Citadel, Budapest

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#12 of 265 in Historic Sites in Hungary
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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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  • You should visit the Citadella above Budapest city. The view from there is nice. I recommend you to visit the Citadella at the sunset time to enjoy the view and the sunset. 
    You should visit the Citadella above Budapest city. The view from there is nice. I recommend you to visit the Citadella at the sunset time to enjoy the view and the sunset.  more »
  • Find your trekking shoes and climb the place. At the top a fabulous view is waiting for you. It was worth the efforts. Go go 
    Find your trekking shoes and climb the place. At the top a fabulous view is waiting for you. It was worth the efforts. Go go  more »
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  • Although the very top hit around the statue is fenced off, you can still walk to the top and get incredible views of Budapest in lots of directions. It does not take long to walk up and is definitely worth the walk once you get to the top. The trail can be accessed from the west end of the Liberty Bridge. The first section is steps and then after that it is an inclined path. Although on google it says “temporarily closed” don’t be put off, the main bit is open and definitely worth the effort!
  • Citadella is a small trekking place , after crossing the bridge which is located in the old city called buda , it took one hr to climb the small mountain , they have steps and also road to climb , awesome climate in the morning and very cool place , it was under renovation when I visited , at the top of the climbing you can see 360 deg view of the city , fantastic location. You can see old city and new city as well . Must visit place , take less luggage when you are climbing . At the top they are statues and resting places . Don’t recommend to climb with children

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