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Fishermen’s Bastion

The Neo-Romanesque Fishermen’s Bastion, located behind the Mátyás Church, was erected between 1895 and 1902, on a site where previously the medieval castle walls had stood. The structure, which is a prominent landmark in the city, was designed by Frigyes Schulek.

During the Middle-Ages the fish-market was located next to the church, and the Fishermen’s Guild was responsible for defending the adjacent section of the fortification – hence the name for the new structure. However, at the time of its construction, the Fishermen’s Bastion no longer had a defensive function.

The structure terminates at each end in a bastion. In all, it has seven turrets – representing the seven leaders of the Hungarian Conquest. The most distinctive is the richly decorated northern tower. Elaborately decorated flights of stairs lead up from the Viziváros district to the Bastion. From the turrets, terraces and walkways, a wonderful view can be enjoyed of the Danube, Pest and the Margaret Island.

Budapest - Fishermen Bastion
Budapest - Fishermen Bastion
 

 

Budapest City and House of Parliament Sightseeing Tour

Budapest City and House of Parliament Sightseeing Tour

Visit Hungary's largest building - House of Parliament in Budapest . Walk around this most impressive monument, before enjoying a city tour of Budapest. Visit popular tourist attractions including the Royal Castle on the Buda side, Fishermen's' Bastion , Matthias Church , the Opera and St. Stephen's Basilica .This tour is seasonal and operates from April to October only.

Budapest City and House of Parliament Sightseeing Tour


 

Attraction: The Fishermen’s Bastion (Halászbástya)

Country: Hungary

City: Budapest

Location: Buda, I. district

Transport:M2: Moszkva tér and várbusz

Address: Budapest, Szentháromság tér

 
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