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 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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  • The buildings are not as old as they see, but the whole area is nice, well kept, and the views are great  more »
  • Wander above its terraces and his round. Panoramic view of the Danube, the Parliament and Pest.
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  • If there's one place you have got to see in Budapest, it's this. The place offers spectacular views of the Danube banks, the Parliament building, the bridges and everything in between. The Fisherman's Bastion offers excellent photo opportunities, and the square in front of Matthias Church is equally beautiful. It's especially rewarding if you hike up the hill from the Danube banks below.
  • Awesome view of the city... especially so late night! The castle district itself is amazing.. we frequently go on a stroll in the evenings.. a truly magical experience!
  • Very good views of the city from here. The site itself is stunningly beautiful. I was there at midnight. There was no one around, it was very peaceful and beautiful. I recommend seeing it during the day and going back to visit again in the night
  • The Fisherman's Bastion offers stunning views over Pest from the Buda side of the Danube River (including the Hungarian Parliament building). The gleaming white architecture is striking and makes for a great picture. Equally striking is the Matthias church just adjacent. It's worth the trip (either a challenging climb or a leisurely bus ride up the hill). There are a few restaurants up here as well so you can refuel before your return trip down the hill. Enjoy!
  • Amazing views over the city and river. Our tour guide gave us the tip not to pay to go up it as the view from below is pretty much the same! I'd definitely recommend the free walking tour as they cover all the main sights and finish up here so you can enjoy the view.

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