Tourist Attractions in Budapest, Sights of Budapest
Statue of St Gellert
Tram: 18, 19, 47, 49
The statue of Bishop Gellért, who died a martyr in the 11th century, stands opposite Elizabeth Bridge on the south side of Gellért Hill. According to legend this is the spot from where pagans pushed the missionary bishop, sealed in a barrel, down into the Danube. The striking statue is enhanced by the semicircular colonnade behind and the natural spring which rises to surface at this point, and which turns into a waterfall bellow the statue.
Source: Budapesti Turisztikai Kht, Budapest Guide, 2003