Vantage Point


This vantage point lookout to the northwest of the Citadella along Citadella sétány offers one of the best panoramic views of Budapest, the Danube and its bridges.

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1. St Gellért Monument

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Gazing down on Elizabeth Bridge from Gellért Hill is a large and quite theatrical monument to St Gellért, an Italian missionary invited to Hungary by King…

2. Citadella

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3. Queen Elizabeth Statue

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4. Liberty Monument

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5. Elizabeth Bridge

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6. Former Swedish Embassy

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7. Semmelweis Museum of Medical History

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8. Buda Creative House

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