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There aren't too many cities that can brag about having such a fortunate geography as Budapest. Every landscape photographer's ambition is to find a picturesque river with a hill nearby that provides sweeping vistas of the surrounding landscape. And as a city that is home to a plethora of fascinating attractions, Budapest and its Gellért Hill do not disappoint in any way! The Citadel, which is located atop the hill, offers a view of the city that is practically unobstructed in every direction! 

The employees at Hop On Hop Off Budapest are in perfect agreement with the statement that a trip to the Citadel is an essential component of any authentic hop-on, hop-off sightseeing journey in Budapest. Stop 17 on the green route will bring you directly to the summit of Gellért Hill, which serves as the primary entrance to the Citadel (or Citadella in Hungarian). 

In 1851, the Citadella was constructed as a stronghold; but, due to the rapid advancement of technological capabilities in the military during the subsequent decades, it was swiftly rendered obsolete. Still, the fortress has seen its fair share of historical action, including being occupied by Austrian soldiers in the 19th century, being bombed during the second world war, and Soviet tanks firing upon the city from here during the 1956 revolution. All of these events contributed to the fortress's rich historical legacy. 

The Citadel features a number of excellent vantage points from which visitors may enjoy a picture-perfect panorama of Budapest's most famous landmarks, such as the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the Parliament Building, Buda Castle, and a great deal more besides. The castle is most popular with visitors in the late afternoon or early evening, and most people would agree that there is no more romantic time to see Budapest's landmarks.

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