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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 yesterday

My husband and I and teenage granddaughter attended an evening concert at St Matthias Church. The church is absolutely exquisite built on the Buda Castle Hill. When the concert had finished we took a walk around the the vicinity having no prior knowledge of what...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marj H
Reviewed yesterday

The site has lost its special character.A restaurant and cafes took over the public area, so that only a small portion of the fortress is open to the public. It's just a waste of time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jacob B
Reviewed yesterday

The Fisherman’s Bastion takes you to a fairy-tale time due to it’s architecture and history. It has wonderful views of the Danube and at night the Chain Bridge and of the city of Pest (of Budapest). I would stay next door at the Hilton.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank noahsarc99
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located a 5 minute walk from Buda Castle, you'll find Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. There seemed to be a slower less frantic pace in Buda. We arrived as daylight was fading its a busy area, as darkness falls the whole area is lit by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank V5276QFgeorgem
Reviewed yesterday

Breathtaking view of the Danube and Pest. Try and be there early to catch the sunrise. Part of the structure has been made private by a restaurant. You can have a meal there and enjoy the view. There is also a souvenir shop across the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DanielAGeorge
Reviewed yesterday

I went to this place two times. And could not get enough. It's beautiful, with breath taking views of the other side of the city and the Danube river. Make sure to walk all the way from the other side of the castle, so you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ehrlichmann P
Reviewed yesterday

I'm totally in love with this lovely place. Fisherman's Bastion, originally "Halászbástya", is a beautiful terrace located on the Castle hill. It was designed in neo-ghotic and neo-romanesque style and you will have a stunning panoramatic views on the whole city. You'll feel like you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HeyItsMichelle
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful fairytale experience, beautiful views across to Pest, apart from tourists this is wonderful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lorna h
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely stunning views over the city from here. The building it shelf must have been the inspiration to many a movie maker over the years. It dose get a little bit crowded at times. Well worth a visit. We walked up to it but their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johndowney44
Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing place, the buildings are very beautiful and the history is fascinating, you have a fab view of the Danube and the city from the top

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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October 3, 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.
October 3, 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
September 21, 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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Fishermans bastion (10 Replies)
How much time should you allow to look at fishermans bastion, hospital in the rock and Mattias Church? Is 3-4 hour sufficient?
August 17, 2014|
Response fromzizitop|
Hi, for Fishermans Bastion15-20 minutes enough to check the great view. You can walk around in the Mathias church in about 30-40 minutes. There are guided tours at the Hospital in the Rock once in every hour - as I remember. So 3 hours must be enough.
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Best photo moment Parliament and Fisherman's Bastion (12 Replies)
I would like to know when the best time of the day is to take pictures of the Budapest Parliament with the Sun on the building. And the fisherman's Bastion with the Sun on the city view. We are planning to visit the Parliament in the morning and the fisherman's Bastion around noon. Thanks!
March 18, 2016|
Response fromcpfoutz|
The sun rises in the east and sets in the west...take a look at a map and take it from there. Sunrise and sunset changes throughout the year, thus it would be hard for even a Budapest photographer to provide a good answer. Nighttime pictures can be breathtaking if you have the right equipment.
Castle Hill area (5 Replies)
Any particular streets to avoid in day time in this area (safety perspective) even when taking normal precautions? Especially any streets near the Budapest History Museum, Fishermans bastion? Want to make sure I dont wander into "bad" areas accidentally when visiting these places. I have read we can get a good view of the Parliament from Batthyány tér metro statin exit - area around this - safe enough with usual precautions? Thanks
July 16, 2013|
Response fromCharlie T|
There are no "bad" areas of castle hill. You will be as safe as in your own bedroom. Wander and enjoy.