Belvedere Tower in the Buda Hills in Budapest

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Belvedere Tower in the Buda Hills, also called the Elisabeth Tower (Hungarian: Erzsébet-kilátó), stands on (Hungarian: János-hegy) above Budapest. Built in 1911, the tower was named after Empress Elisabeth, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I. Frigyes Schulek was the architect. The tower is near Budapest's District XII, and may be reached from the Moszkva tér of Budapest.

Buda hills

At 526 metres, John's Hill is the highest point in Budapest. Other hills in the area, Nagy-Hárs-hegy and Kis-Hárs-hegy, reach 454 metres and 362 metres, respectively. In clear weather, the Mátra Mountains are visible, 80 kilometres distant. On the far eastern horizon one might see the Great Hungarian Plain (Hungarian: Nagyalföld).

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