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Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
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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  • Fishermen's Bastion is one the highlight spots in Budapest. You can have an amazing view on the River Danube. A must to see!  more »
  • The view is the same from here and other places you can go on public transportation. Do not come here.  more »
  • Beautiful view of Budapest while you enjoy the history of Hungary. The first King of Hungary, Stephen (Vajk) on his horse holding a cross. It doesn't get any more Hungarian than that. Area is...  more »
  • Incredible views and architecture! You can enjoy a coffee and a chimney cake at the lookout. There is also a Starbucks nearby, but I wouldn’t recommend that as it’s so busy. Enjoy a tasty treat while you look at the view.
  • This Fisherman’s Bastion is so impressive. All of white stones are so incredible and it makes the bastion more beautiful in my opinion. It is a very good place for a view of the whole Parliament, however, it is very crowded. A lot of people want to take pictures, so you may have to wait for people to finish. If you avoid going there at busy time it will give you more pleasure to enjoy the bastion.
  • Breathtakingly beautiful! The weather was perfect to give a perfect view. Not too busy either. Lovely little man selling sketches nearby, very friendly & not at all pushy to buy his pictures. Highly recommend!
  • Incredible place by day and night! We had great luck that on winter time is free of charge, but also on summer is worth of paying. From up here the views are impressive! Awesome view of the parliament and the Mathias church! Lighted up is really amazing!
  • Panoramic view of Budapest, mostly Pest. It's worth going especially at night, as the view is more amazing and it's less crowded then during the day. The lights during the night on the Bastion and in the Parliament are breathtaking. During the day I wouldn't recommend it as there are so many people, that you can barely see the place and Pest doesn't look as nice.

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