The Citadella of Budapest and Gellert Hill

Citadella is a must-see part of a journey in Budapest. This spectacle at the top of Gellert hill is a fortress that has never known struggles. It was built by the Habsburgs after the independence war of 1848-9 to defend the city from other insurrections. Later, the political climate changed, making the fortress obsolete. Today, the Citadella hosts some weapons and a war museum situated in a large air-raid shelter from WWII. It houses wax statues and a large exhibition with wartime photographs of Budapest. The bunker has three floors and 17 rooms. Enjoy the great view from the top of the hill over the city, the Danube and its eight bridges. Today the monumental Citadella fortress has a lot of features. Many of radio stations broadcast their transmission from the top of Citadella, while among the thick walls of the fort are restaurants and hotels. You can find a military history museum in the dungeon. In addition, there is a beautiful photo exhibition, which evokes images of the rapidly growing cities of the XIX. century. 47.486989, 19.046706