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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  • In the evening, I advise to visit the observation deck overlooking fisherman's bastion, the best panorama of the city.
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  • Scenic Lookout point over the city well cared for a nice walk with the opportunity to take beautiful photographs.
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  • We were lucky to visit here on a cold, but lovely sunny day. The buildings and views were amazing in the crisp, clear light.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place. Would recommend for all in Budapest to see. Looks like a place out of fairytale. Pretty touristy (as in VERY touristy) so maybe come early if that's what you would like. The reason I am not giving this 5 stars is because you have to pay to go up to the balcony to see the full view which is absolutely ridiculous. Yes, you can still get a view but they shouldn't make people pay to access a part of a public place. If you want a better view head up to the citadel on gellert hill for free but do visit this place as the architecture is so unique. There is a souvenir shop as well where we bought really nice postcards.
  • Absolutely love going back to that place every time we hit Budapest. Perfect view, beautiful surrounding, nice ice cream. Family photos well done here. Plenty of space too for kids to just run and crawl and have fun. Funicular is curiosity and the view on the parliament, Danube and Chain Bridge is breathtaking.
  • I love this place. Take a bottle of wine and come here on a nice warm summer night. Don't forget your date. :) It's really romantic but good for friendly chats too, beautiful view. I prefer it at night as during the day there are too many tourists, really crowded.
  • Bastion is amazing place to stroll around and soak yourself in the beauty of the Bastion's Architecture, beautiful view of Pest side and also Parliament. Most of the places to visit is free of charge, only some parts are charged but i would recommend not to buy as you get awesome views from the uncharged part too. There is restaurant at Bastion, where we had lunch with great live music. It was a great experience. For dinner one must book at least 24 hrs before.Lunch or dinner with great views and music, nothing can beat this. I would also recommend to visit at night as there is 180 degree shift between day n night view.
  • Lovely historic place that offers a stunning view over the city. It can get a bit crowded with tourists though. Very well maintained and clean site, definitely worth a visit. And an excellent starting point for a tour around castle hill!
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