Gellerthegy (Gellert Hill)

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Gellérthegy (Gellert Hill), 761 feet high, is the most beautiful natural formation on the Buda bank. It takes its name from St. Gellért (Gerard) of Csanád, a Venetian bishop who came to Hungary in the 11th century and, legend has it, was rolled off the top of the hill in a cart by pagans. The walk up can be tough, but take solace from the cluster of hot springs at its foot; these soothe and cure bathers at the Rác, Rudas, and Gellért baths.



The sweeping views of Budapest from this fortress atop the hill were once valued by the Austrian army, which used…

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Rudas Gyógyfürdő

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Gellért Szálloda és Termálfürdő

At the foot of Gellért Hill the beautiful art nouveau Danubius Hotel Gellért is the oldest spa hotel in Hungary,…

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