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Statue and waterfall on the Gellért hill

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Hidden : 04/21/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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The Gellért-hill The first recorded names of the hill in the Middle Ages were Kelen-hegy, Gellért Hill was named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill. The Gellért mountain belonging to The Buda Hills largely to Budapest XI.th district, his smaller northern part can be found int the I.th district of Budapest. From east the Danube, from southwest the Sas mountain, from northwest the Nap mountain, from north the castle hill borders it though. At his northeast end The Erzsébet bridge, his southeastern end the Szabadság bridge can be found. The dolomite rising above Danube with 139 metres boulder one of the members of the chain extending on South-Buda for which his substance formed in the upper triad called head dolomite, but his mountains groved out later, in the Pleistocene, and broke up along the local tectonic line. The caves of the Gellért mountain came into existence with the help of the breaks and the hot water leaching. The Szent István cave is the most famous of them, which hosts Paulite monk order chapel today. Gellért Hill also saw action in the Second World War and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, when Soviet tanks fired down into the city from the hill. Indeed, battle scars still pockmark some buildings in Budapest. There is a small military museum in the Citadel’s grounds. At the end of Citadella is the Liberty Statue (Szabadság Szobor in Hungarian), a large monument erected by the Soviet Red Army to commemorate their victory in World War II. Now an affluent residential area, a number of embassies and ambassadorial residences line the streets which wind up the hill. Since 1987, the area is listed as a world heritage site as part of "the Banks of the Danube".

The Statue Nearly 7 metre high bronze statue which looks across Pest from the side of Gellért Hill stands in the middle of a crescent-shaped arcade. The evangelist and bishop St Gerard is raising a cross towards the sky in his right hand while a Hungarian pagan warrior looks up at him from his feet. Gyula Jankovits was the sculptor of the Gerard figure, and Aladár Gárdos formed the pagan in 1904. Imre Francsek prepared the architectural plans for the composition. The Statue of St Gerard is one of ten statues endowed by Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. Its height was originally planned to be 3 metres, but it was suggested its size should be increased to 10-12 metres so it would not be dwarfed by the hill. The saint Gellért sculpture forms a wonderful band, which develops into a waterfall under the sculpture, from the mountain with a budding natural source. World-famous the medicinal baths which can be found at the foot of the mountain: the country's most elegant spa, Gellért bath and two Turkish age baths, the Rudas bath, and the Rác bath.

Saint Gerard Venetian Benedictine monk, one of the chief Christian evangelizers of Hungary. He was a scion of the Morosini family and served as bishop of Csanád in southern Hungary. In the struggle for the throne that followed the death of Stephen I, Gerard became a martyr. In his youth Gerard studied at the Benedictine monastery at San Giorgio Maggiore near Venice. In 1015 he was chosen to be abbot of the monastery. He soon retired from this position, however, first to live in seclusion in Istria, then to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. During his travels he arrived in Hungary, where at the request of Stephen I he undertook the education of the king’s only son, the young prince Emeric (Imre). In 1030 the king appointed Gerard first bishop of Marosvár (Csanád), where Gerard founded a monastery, a cathedral, and a school for priests. Gerard converted many Hungarians to Christianity. It was probably in this period that Gerard wrote his Deliberatio supra hymnum trium puerorum (“Meditation on the Hymn of the Three Young Men”), the oldest surviving work of Hungarian theological literature. When Emeric was killed in a hunting accident in 1031, Stephen appointed his nephew, Peter Orseolo, to be his successor. But when Stephen died in 1038, anarchy ensued as various parties vied for the crown. Gerard stood up against both Peter and the usurper Samuel Aba, a native Hungarian, for control of the throne. Peter reclaimed the throne, however, with the help of the emperor Henry III. During the pagan uprising of 1046, Gerard and Peter were both killed. Gerard’s carriage was pushed down the side of Kelen Hill (today Gellért [Gerard] Hill, in central Budapest on the right bank of the Danube), his body was pierced with a lance, and his head was beaten on rocks. He was revered as a martyr by his supporters. He was first buried in Pest, but his body was moved to Csanád in 1053. He was canonized in 1083. The original legendary account of Gerard’s martyrdom was written about the time of his canonization, but no record of it remains. Later accounts include the 12th-century Minor Legend and, after a number of revisions, the 14th-century Major Legend; both are valuable sources for Hungarian history. Árpád-kori legendák és intelmek (1983; “Árpád, Legends, and Admonitions”) includes translations of these retellings. Gerard’s name is immortalized by the place of his martyrdom, the Gellért Hill in Budapest.
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