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Gellért Hill & the Citadel

Buda, District 1, Budapest, Hungary

The hill got its name after St. Gellért - a missionary bishop who came to Hungary around 1000 AD in order to convert the Hungarians to Christianity. But pagan leaders captured him and rolled him down from the hill in a barrel. The St. Gellért monument and its fountain representing his martyrdom can be found on the Northeastern slope of the hill facing the Elisabeth bridge. The fortress of the Citadel was built by the Habsburgs in 1851 to demonstrate their control over the Hungarians. From the panorama terraces one can have a stunning view of the city. By a short walk one can reach the Liberation Monument.


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