The Citadella as Event Centre Its historical touch and architectural features make the Citadella especially suitable as scene for a large variety of events. Rooms with different capacity and atmosphere and open places offer many opportunities from elegant dinners to dance events or concerts. Beside conferences, business meetings and receptions there are also locations for special events, such as fireworks, performances, automobile shows, beauty queen selection, sport competitions or even ox-roasting.
The Citadel, located on Gellért Hill, built by the Habsburg Dynasty between 1850 and 1854, is one of the most significant sights of Budapest. The building complex, situated 240 metres above sea level, and visible from almost any point of the city, has become one of the characteristic constructions of the Hungarian capital in the last couple of decades. The Citadel has been a protected historical building since 1965, and became part of the World Heritage in 1987. Gellért Hill was pronounced a protected nature areain 1997. A permanent open-air exhibition entitled "The Present and Past of Gellért Hill" introduces the inner courtyard of the protected historical building. The rock formation of Gellért Hill was formed 210 million years ago. Among other things, archaeologists have uncovered finds of graves from the Copper Age, remnants of the first town-like settlement, and Roman Era gravestones in the area. The exhibition also covers the conditions of the construction of the Citadel in 1850 and 1854, as well as its history during the part 150 years.