Budapest Gellert Hill Citadel To Be Revamped

  • 9 Jun 2020 12:28 PM
  • Hungary Matters
Budapest Gellert Hill Citadel To Be Revamped
Budapest’s Citadel, built as a military fortress on the highest point of the city centre, will undergo a three-year reconstruction, the project’s commissioner said.

The plans for the one-time fortress on Gellért Hill, built by Habsburg Austria following the 1848-49 revolution, include creating a park in the place of a WW2 bunker and a museum commemorating “Hungarian fights for freedom”, says Gergely Fodor.

In a state of disrepair for decades, the Citadel will open to the public in 2022, he announced.

The exhibition space will open in the reconstructed cannon tower in 2023, he added.

MTI Photo: Zoltán Balogh

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