Gellert Monument – Danube River Sights in Budapest

One of the landmarks of Budapest is Gellert Hill and the Gellert Monument which can be seen from all over Budapest and from the river Danube. Gellert Hill is part of the UNESCO World Heritage sights, the historically rich hill offers interesting sights to visit, such as the Cave system, the Citadella or the Liberty Statue.

The monument stands on the spot where it is believed that the martyr, St Gerard died in 1046. The statue of the bishop stands since 1904 and it was designed by sculptor Gyula Jankovits. The twelve meters tall statue of St Gerard holding a crucifix is framed by a semi-circular colonnade. At the statue’s feet, there is a furious Hungarian pagan, that figure and the base for the statue was made by Aladar Gardos. The picture is complete with the man-made waterfall underneath the monument.

The best point to see the Gellert Monument is Elisabeth Bridge, or a Danube River Cruise. The monument can be visited via the stairs of Gellert Hill, we recommend the Cave Church and Gellert Spa in the neighbourhood.

 

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