Arrived at a new city? A good rule of thumb to get yourself oriented in a new place before starting your explorations is to find the highest point in the area, and go see the city from above. Whether it’s an observation deck or a mountain, it not only gives you a better feel for the city to plan out your expeditions but also give you grand views of the city and surroundings. In Budapest, that peak is the Citadella at Gellert Hill. A quick 5-min Uber from most of the city center, and you’re up there on the hill overlooking this gorgeous city. It’s not just panoramic scenic views in all directions, there are also some walking trails and parks as you make your way down, and just next to the hill close to the water are some terrific and very affordable SPA places to soak in and relax (of which I can personally recommend Rudas Baths).
What’s to see up on Gellert Hill?
This lovely Citadella monument…
With these terrific views:
And these pleasant walking trails…
A good way to kick off your explorations of Budapest. Be sure to combine this with one of the wonderful nearby SPA.