A Bird's Eye View
While visiting friends and Budapest locals, I was taken to Gellért Hill, just past the citadel fortress to overlook Budapest, the Danube, and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge. You can sit and admire this incredible view on one of the perfectly positioned benches, or use it as a backdrop for a fabulous photo op. Nearby you will also find Budapest's "Freedom Statue," which is worth a visit. On the way to the top of the hill, we passed a series of souvenir stalls that offered more than your typical, As-Seen-In-Every-Major-City-Souvenir-Shop- souvenirs, which is always refreshing. There is an area to park, but to get to this spot and the Freedom Statue, it is a little bit of an uphill walk. If you're planning a trip to Budapest, don't forget Gellért Hill!
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