Citadella – Budapest

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Citadella - Budapest

(Szabadság szobor) on top of Gellert Hill

is the Hungarian word used for Citadel. It is a kind of impressive fortress built in the mid 19th century by the Habsburg. It is adjacent to the beautiful Erzsebet Bridge and visitors can easily climb the steps from there.

The history of Gellert Hill and Citadella dates back to thousands of years ago. It is located on the West bank of the impressive in .

The instant precursor to the current Citadella was a fortress that was built in 1851 by Julius Jacob von Haynau. He was a Hadsburg army commander. The fortress was designed by Emanuel Zita and Ferenc Kasselik following the Hungarian during 1848 – 1849. It was built by the Hungarian laborers’ and was completed in 1854.

In the 1960’s, after much controversy, it was finally decided to make citadel a tourist centre. There is a wonderful view of the city that opens up from the walls and terraces of Citadella. It offers photographers the chance to capture some unforgettable and amazing moments forever of Budapest, the Danube, and the eight bridges that connect Buda with Pest and almost all the landmarks in the city.

The was first put up in 1947. Its unique and attractive location over the Gellert Hill makes it a noteworthy traveler’s spot for Budapest’s cityscape. The present statue which is 14 meters tall and made of bronze, stands over a 26 meter pedestal and shows a palm leaf in its hands. There are many other located bordering the base. The original monument had many more which have been removed from the place and moved to the Statue Park. The beautiful monument was designed by Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl.

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