Gellért Hill in Budapest
Gellért Hill cave church in Budapest
Inside the cave church on Gellert hill
The panorama of Gellert Hill
The statue of Liberty on top of Gellert Hill at Citadel
On Buda side of Budapest there is a 235-m-tall hill rising above the Danube, its name is Gellért-hegy (hill).
It is a favourite target for tourists since there is a breath-taking view of the city from the top of the hill. Budapest guides often mention it as the diamond of Budapest. It became part of the World Heritage in 1987. The hill is named after bishop Gellert who – according to the legend – was pushed into the river from the top of the hill, locked inside a barrel. His memory is preserved in a beautiful statue with a nice waterfall underneath it. The Gellert-hegy is a perfect destination for a small hike, either hand in hand with your sweetheart or just simply a nice walk to enjoy the view of the beautiful sights Budapest has to offer.
On the top of the hill, you can see the Hungarian Statue of Liberty, in form of a beautiful lady holding a palm leaf in her hands. Originally it was a memorial statue for the Soviet armies for having liberated Hungary from the Germans but now the gigantic statues of soldiers have been moved to the Statue Park with many other reminiscences of our past. The statue now is a popular meeting point for couples, friends and tourists.
Few Budapest guidebooks mention that you can also find a great sliding park and playground for the children in the hillside and that there are several spas in the area, such as Gellert Spa
Rácz, Király, and Rudas.
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