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Fisherman's Bastion

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Built during the 19th century for the Hungarian Millennium celebrations, this mock bastion features pointed towers and turrets, reminiscent of the fairytale castles in Disney World.
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Szentharomsag ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 458 3000
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not sure if everything is well maintained or just rebuilt but it looks good. Amazing position on the Buda side of the city with impressive views of the Hungarian capital city. On a good weather I would recommend even the cool located restaurant.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aburel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The fisherman’s bastion is a must when visiting Budapest. The views are great as you are so high up and the architecture is just beautiful. One tip, get there early. The earlier the better. From 10.30am onwards it is so busy and crowded that you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jenefars78
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great views looking over the city especially to the Parliament and along the river looking at all the bridgesl.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Turcanconn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a construction! There are so many small beautiful details, which you might miss if you walk around too fast. Take your time it will be worth it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kristofferm1995
Reviewed 5 days ago

This terrace, with seven fairytale style turrets/towers, sits fortress like along the front of Castle Hill, effectively protecting the Matthais Church. It is clearly visible from the Danube Embankment. The structure was originally completed in 1902 then largely rebuilt just after WWII following its near...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank westy54
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful views of pest side and gallery hill. A bit of too much people even on a dull cold day of November. ..but it's still worth it...the photos you manage to take come out just like a postcard...simply beautiful just enjoy it while you are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marjus77
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's worth the slog up the stairs (or for the lazy the funicular ride or bus trip) for the view over Pest. On a clear day the vista is magnificent. When we were there the barriers were not in use so this was free. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Reviewed 6 days ago

View of the Danube and city through the arches is beautiful. The lighting on the structures is magical. Great close up of the colorful granite rooftop of St Matthias church can be seen.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trek72387
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit some fantastic views from the top, we too the festicular up and then walked from the bastion up gelert hill, great walks and some fantastic views from both

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katyh581
Reviewed 6 days ago

You know this place is not authentic but it is so pretty and has such lovely views you can forgive it. It really is a great design with plenty of steps to climb, battlements to wander along and turrets to look out of. We went...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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4 October 2018|
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Response from AnnaMaria416 | Reviewed this property |
walking around is free and lovely. If you want to go to the top, there is a small charge. the restaurant is expensive.
4 October 2018|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
It is free to see outside and walk on some of it , but you have to pay a small fee to climb the towers for a great view. It is open all year .
Szende D
21 September 2018|
Response from 690mathiasl | Reviewed this property |
Sure, should not be a problem. It may be a little cold, but otherwise i don't see any problem with it. Make sure to visit the church right next to it as well.
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