Fortress with a View in Budapest, Hungary

Living The Q Life

The Citadella is a fortress that sits on top of Gellért Hill on the Buda side of the Danube River. The Liberty Statue that is located next to the citadel can be seen from throughout the downtown area of Pest. The bronze statue features a woman raising a palm leaf toward the sky and, although it was built by the Soviet Union, it still represents Hungary’s freedom from Nazi occupation. As interesting as the fortress and statues are, the main reason for making the trek to the top of Gellért Hill is for the views of Budapest. You can see the Buda Castle District, the Parliament Building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Danube River, and the heart of Budapest.

DSC_0440 Liberty Statue

DSC_0445 View of the Danube River

DSC_0455 Vendors Outside of the Fortress

DSC_0419 Looking Up at the Fortress and Liberty Statue from the River

We walked from our hotel down to the river…

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