Fishermen’s Bastion

Fishermen's Bastion is a favorite lookout

Fishermen’s Bastion
A favorite lookout point over Budapest

Why visit: panorama, architecture, walks, history, Matthias Church, Castle Hill

Things to Do and See Around Fishermen’s Bastion

Fishermen's Bastion (Halászbástya) is only 100 years old, and is a favorite lookout. In medieval times, the fish market was nearby and the bastion was built to commemorate the fishermen who protected this part of the city. The seven tent-like turrets symbolize the seven Hungarian tribes that arrived to the Carpathian Basin in 896.

Getting to Fishermen's Bastion: Take the Funicular from Chain Bridge, the public bus serving Castle Hill called Várbusz from Moszkva tér or one of the many paths leading up to Castle Hill

Insider Tip: There is a fee to enter the lookout at the top level of Fishermen's Bastion, however you can enter the lower level lookout for free and the view is equally beautiful.

Fishermen’s Bastion Reviews

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  • Picture of Michelle Yiu Michelle Yiu 03/29/2012 43211

    I did not pay to enter the top level. I agree that the view is excellent just on the lower level. I took many pictures there.

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