Gellért Hill in Budapest

One of the best views of the Pest side of the city is definitely from the Gellért Hill in Budapest. Home to the Liberty Statue it is one of the best places to see in Budapest for those that enjoy photography.

The hill is a 235 m (771 ft) high and was named after Szent Sagredo Gellért, a first century Italian bishop who educated the son of the famous Hungarian king, St Stephen.

Gellért martyred himself on the 24th September 1046 by jumping from the hill an act which gave the hill its name.

The hill was formerly the home to a huge number of vineyards producing some of the best Hungarian wines but as the city grew and prices rose the vineyards moved further away from the city and were replaced with residential neighbourhoods.

During the 1956 Budapest Revolution the Soviet army used a gun placed on the hill to fire artillery shells and high calibre ammunition at Budapest’s city centre.

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A Map Showing the Gellért Hill in Budapest

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Gellért Hill 47.483333, 19.050000 Gellért Hill, Budapest, Hungary

 

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