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#About the Citadel with the Impressive Lookout of Budapest

The Citadella is an impressive fortress, that was built in the 19th century on a hill that overlooks the city. The Citadella was built by the Austrian Emporer, after the Hungarian Independence War. It was created to strengthen the control of the Emporer and ruler of the Hapsburg house, over the residents of the city of Budapest, after they rebelled against the empire.

To tell the truth, the Citadella itself is not so interesting. This is an impressive place for panoramic photos that can be shot here - of the city, of the Danube, and the rest of what is around.

Want romance? - Get here at night, or at sunset, and you will be rewarded by a romantic and pretty view of the city at twilight and the twinkling lights.

Next to the Citadella is the famous Freedom Monument, that was established by the Communists as a memorial for Soviet soldiers, who freed Hungary from Nazi rule. Go see it yourself - it is beautiful and well lit up at night.

A Closer Look:


Photos from the Summer:

Liberty Statue
#About the Impressive Monument at the Top of Gellert Hill

The Liberty Statue (Szabadság-Szobor) is a particularly impressive monument, displaying a woman in the wind, carrying a branch of a palm tree. The woman's statue, which stands 30 meters high, commemorates the memory of the Russian cavalry from World War II, the same soldiers who fought and conquered Budapest from the Nazis. It was designed by Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl and installed here in 1947 by the Soviet authorities.

After the collapse of the Communist regime in Hungary, there was a public debate about whether or not to remove the monument, which reminded many here of the Soviet oppression. The final decision was to leave the large statue of the large woman holding the palm tree branch, but to remove the statue of the Soviet soldier, which stood at the base of the monument and erased all the statements devoted to the Soviet army. Instead, the Hungarians preferred to write general thanks to "all those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom and prosperity of Hungary."

Historically, by the way, the monument was planned before 1947 by Admiral Horthy, the ruler of Hungary at the time, but in the end, it was the Soviets who built it.

How the Statue Fits Into the City of Budapest:


A View from Above:


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