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Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

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The seven fairy tale-like towers of Fisherman's Bastion offer views of the Danube and Pest side of the city. Built in the late 19th century and restored after World War II, this Neo-Gothic and Neo-Romanesque structure within World Heritage Site Buda Castle takes its name from the medieval fisherman who defended these city walls. On the Buda side of the city, walk up or take a funicular to the top of Castle Hill to get to the bastion, near the 14th-century Matthias Church. Step inside one of the seven towers for spectacular views across the Danube River. Using our international travel planner, Budapest attractions like Fisherman's Bastion can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • One of the most beautiful building of Budapest. been there visiting in summer, outside and inside. Worth the visit! 
    One of the most beautiful building of Budapest. been there visiting in summer, outside and inside. Worth the visit!  more »
  • Amazing views here!! Go early to beat the crowds!! (We also got lucky that the barriers were down and so we didnt have to pay to go up to the top (normally about €3 I think)). We got there at about....  more
    Amazing views here!! Go early to beat the crowds!! (We also got lucky that the barriers were down and so we didnt have to pay to go up to the top (normally about €3 I think)). We got there at about....  more »
  • After climbing the steps from the river and then more steps, you can access the side of the Bastion (slightly easier) - or use the front entrance - more steps! At the top there are terrace eateries.....  more
    After climbing the steps from the river and then more steps, you can access the side of the Bastion (slightly easier) - or use the front entrance - more steps! At the top there are terrace eateries.....  more »
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  • Our wedding reception took place in this fine establishment and I could not have been more satisfied. The food tasted rich and unique, the combination of modern and classical was absolutely balanced. Tasted delicious, looked amazing and the ambiance is one of a kind. It's worth it ! Go there!
  • Probably the best place to visit in Budapest. While on the top of the bastion, you can view the whole city by the river. A tip is to get a taxi or a bus (I'm not sure if there is a bus) to the bastion to avoid the hill climbing. You can walk on the way down, which is easier.
  • Really nice place due to the breathtaking cathedral and the whole area full of nice little towers and bridges you can walk around. At the moment, everything is free of charge (except visiting the church, I guess) so everybody will be able to enjoy the beautiful view over Budapest and the Danube. In addition, it's a very nice place to take photos which is also done frequently.
  • Great, highly recommended! You have an amazing view both by night and by day! You do not need to pay the ticket to get on top of the towers, you can have the same view for free from the balcony. Enjoy!!
  • The place is one of the famous in Budapest. Have a beautiful view to the city and even the architect is amazing. I love to go up there any Time when im around. Too Many tourist go there and just took pictures. 2 coffee place use the Best side from the Building and you are not really able to see any good view when is the summer season. In the winter you able to go up to the 1st floor without pay any money.

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