The Citadella is a fortress that never saw battle. Built by the Habsburgs after the 1848–49 War of Independence to defend the city from further insurrection, the structure was obsolete by the time it was ready in 1854 due to the change in political climate. Today the fortress contains some big guns peeping through the loopholes, but the interior has now been closed to the public while its future is decided. Note the shrapnel damage from WWII and 1956. The Citadella hosts one of the best views over Budapest. Its especially worth visiting at night when the entire city including the Parliament, the Castle and all of the 8 Bridges are light up.