Budapest Gellert Hill, Hungary - Hill

Scenic, Mountaineering

Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the landscape of Budapest is the panoramic Gellért Hill, a block of dolomite, the east flank of which falls sharply down to the Danube, while the west side consists of terraces. Alongside its geological responsibility several medicinal springs surface which supply the Gellért Baths, Rudas Baths and Rác Baths. The hill is named after St Gellért (St Gerald of Csanád), a Benedictine priest who did good works during the time of King Stephen I. He was made the first Magyar bishop, and died a martyr's death in 1046. On the northeast slope of Gellért Hill, above a man-made cascade, stands a figurine of St Gellért by Jankovits.

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