Citadella, Budapest

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Located upon the top of Gellért Hill in Budapest, Hungary is the Citadella. The Citadella is a fortress that was used over the past two centuries by military forces in Hungary. It was built in 1851 but wasn't completed until 1856, it has been used and occupied by many armies over the years due to its strategic position over Budapest. It was built in a U shape around the courtyard and held sixty cannons. Today it attracts sightseers both for its history and for the panoramic views it offers over the city.

Getting there

The best way to get to the Citadella is by getting the 47 or 49 tram to ‘Móricz Zsigmond körter’, then the 27 bus up to the Citadella. Alternatively, you can walk up the hill to the sight.

Opening Times and Admission

The Citadella is open throughout the year, in summer months it is open from 9am-8pm and in winter months 9am-6pm. Admission to the fortress is set at 2400HUF.

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