Budapest - Gellért Hill & Tabán (PDF Chapter)
This is the Gellért Hill & Tabán chapter from Lonely Planet's Budapest guidebook.
Standing atop Gellért Hill and proclaiming freedom throughout the city is the lovely Liberty Monument, Budapest’s most visible statue. She looks down on the Tabán, a leafy neighbourhood originally settled by the Serbs, and a great many students.
- taking in the incomparable views of Castle Hill, the Danube and Pest from the Liberty Monument
- soaking in the Art Nouveau Gellért Baths – an experience that has been likened to taking a bath in a cathedral
- reliving history at the former Swedish Embassy from where Raoul Wallenberg and others rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews from deportation and death
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Sports & Activities.
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