Xploring Budapest: The Citadella

  • 26 Sep 2013 9:00 AM
Xploring Budapest: The Citadella
"The Citadella is situated in the most beautiful point of Budapest, on the top of the Gellért Hill giving a fantastic view over the city. It was erected in 1854 by the Habsburgs, after the suppression of the 1848-49 Hungarian revolution and war of independence, to keep an eye ont he the city. It is 220 meters long, 60 meters wide, the walls are 4 meters tall and the brought here 60 cannons. It was designed by Emanuel Zita and Ferenc Kasselik. After the conciliation the Hungarians wanted to pull down the Citadella. It was tranformed into a turistic point in the sixties.

The restaurant offers the best dishes from the Hungarian and international cuisine in eight different sized rooms giving seats for 500 guests altogether. They offer special menus and discounts for groups. In the evenings there is a folklore show in the restaurant.

The restaurant is perfect for all type of events: weddings, banquets, meetings... In the café you can try coffee specialities, exotic cocktails, ice creams while enjoying the great panorama. The grill terrace offers steaks on charcoal, beers and live music.

Monarchy Courtyard has been restaured and transmits the feeling of the times the Hungarian- Austrian Monarchy. It is waiting for you with craftsmen, fairs, historical characters and different programmes everyday.

The Citadella was an important point during the second world war. It hides a three-level air-raid bunker hosting a waxworks exhibition and an exhibition of historical objects and documents.

You can get here by the bus number 27 from the Móricz Zsigmond Square or on foot from the Erzsébet Bridge, or from the St. Gellért Square through the Gellért Hill."

Source: Online Hotels Budapest

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