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. Before you head to Budapest, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Budapest tour planner, to make sure you see all that Budapest has to offer, including Fisherman's Bastion.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Be high shock 聳 Church 懾 Gothic Construction and see less House 頂 decorative works really very very beautiful in there still could be far balcony view Landis on the Bank of the Danube, in addition to the United States just the beautiful ~ ~ ~ ~
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  • August 17, 2017
    The buildings are not as old as they see, but the whole area is nice, well kept, and the views are great  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Wander above its terraces and his round. Panoramic view of the Danube, the Parliament and Pest.
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  • June 22, 2017
    The Bastion is gorgeous but the whole area is so beautiful it's worth a few hours or even a whole day to discover. The buildings are well maintained. The air is fresh. The view is breath-taking from any corner. They are like straight out of a fairy tale!
  • July 4, 2017
    A stunning castle! Loved the architecture and the staff was so friendly. Their english was really good and we had a blast! The view was amazing.
  • June 20, 2017
    Beautiful views of the city here, nice to wonder around and enjoy the atmosphere. Would not come here solely for the bastion though as it is just a view point. It is near the castle and Matyas Church so I would plan a visit alongside those attractions.
  • May 15, 2017
    Fantastic (and free) lookout point. According to our tour guide this bastion apparently inspired the castle in the Walt Disney logo. Provides great views of the Pest side of the river and the Parliament building (for the best views go up Gellert Hill to the Citadella and Lady Liberty statue). The bastion itself is also a beautiful setting for photos. Worth a visit if you're coming to Budapest.
  • June 20, 2017
    Must visit in Budapest. Fantastic view of the Parliament. Not overly crowded during weeknights and the best way to get there is Bus 16A. Very clean. Food is a bit overpriced.

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