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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  • When visiting Budapest, the Fisherman's Bastion should definitely be on your list of things to do. The architecture of the bastion is absolutely beautiful, and the panoramic views over the River Danube and over Budapest (especially towards the Parliament Building) are second to none. It's free to visit, which is another bonus. It's also in close proximity to the Budapest Castle, so you can visit other nearby attractions whilst you're here.
  • Great place to visit. The unique architecture of the place and the city's panoramic view are incredible. Lively area and the whole city of Budapest will be in front of you. Easily accessible by public transport. Shops and cafes are nearby. All ages can go there. I recommend going there on a bus then walk down on feet.
  • The views and architecture are indeed one of the most beautiful things to see in Budapest. I'm not sure if there was a paid entrance as I've seen on the internet before, but there is no need to pay, it's gorgeous everywhere. Also, would highly recommend to listen to the bells ring at every hour. The sound is enchanting.
  • Unique place! Unfortunately, it is crowded with tourists. I still recommend it to everyone visiting Budapest. There is so much to see. The view over the Danube and the city is gorgeous. You only have to pay 280 Forint (less than 1€), when you want to walk up higher on one of the towers.
  • Historical place. Can view whole Budapest from there. Weather is better than city on top of hill. 3 ways to go on top walk , lift or bus . Bus is what i perfer. As you can see all the small markets in the way and reach fast

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