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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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  • הכל ניראה כמו מבצר מהאגדות לצערנו היה חלקית בשיפוצים אך עדיין התרשמנו מהנוף המרהיב. זו תוספת טובה לסיור בגבע של בודה  more »
  • Located on the side of Buda, the Fisherman's Bastion gives you great views over Pest where you can see the Parliament sitting near the river's edge and all the different beautiful buildings nearby. We...  more »
  • The buildings were very pretty and worth seeing but to enter them the prices were a bit expensive. There are some places with free access that provided a great view over the river but most required be...  more »
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  • In order to see the entire city of Budapest you have to go up to castle hill and this is slightly higher up. Castle hill has good views but the trees don't allow you to get a panoramic view. Fisherman's bastion comparitvely has much better views. When we went the entry counter was closed or temporarily shut but in general there is a €2 access fee which others have already mentioned how to circumvent. Try the hot wine in the cold weather and do try and walk up. The funicular is a hefty €14 which is definitely not worth it.
  • If you are looking for a spot to take photos of Budapest, a place where the Danube and the Parliament building is visible in its full glory, where you can see the beautiful st Stephen's basilica towering over the surrounding buildings... Then this is the place to come. To walk up on the 100m path upon the Bastion will cost you a euro or two per person, which may seem a waste as the rest of the bastion too has great views, I can assure you the pure lack of other people alone was worth the money. So if you are a photographer or just a tourist in search of a view, visiting the Bastion is a must! (Sorry for the lack of a photo after saying what a great place this is for photography! One is on its way ;) )
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  • Absolutely amazing experience. One of my fav places in Budapest. The views were amazing and the walk up to and down from there were worth it!! Just carefull cause prices are way more than they should at the surrounding shops!!
  • Amazing place to see and the view on the city at night is astounding!!! There is no ticket or anything to pay. You can get up with bus 16A or with a car, but the parking is not so cheap. I payed 4.50€ for around 2 hours and you can drive directly to the Fishermans Bastion and Buda Castle. A must see place at night!