Budapest - Gellert Hill & Taban (Chapter)
This is the Gellert Hill & Taban chapter from Lonely Planet’s Budapest guidebook.
Proclaiming freedom atop Gellert Hill, the Liberty Monument looks down on leafy Taban, originally settled by the Serbs and later turned into Budapest’s Montmartre, with Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) here.
- take in incomparable views of Castle Hill, the Danube and Pest from Liberty Monument, then moving on to any of those three to look back at Miss Liberty herself, proclaiming freedom throughout the city
- soak in the art nouveau Gellert Baths, which has been likened to taking a bath in a cathedral
- restaurants & bars
- be moved by the former Swedish Embassy, from where Raoul Wallenberg and others rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Sleeping and Entertainment.
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