Halászbástya

Halászbástya, Budapest: Hours, Address, Halászbástya Reviews: 4.5/5

Halászbástya
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
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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The area
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Neighborhood: 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 events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
How to get there
  • Batthyány tér • 8 min walk
  • Déli pályaudvar • 10 min walk
Popular mentions

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sulu205
Ralph, AL103 contributions
bucket list
May 2021
I am amazed at the architectural building that are so perfectly preserved for all to see. Amazing sights.
Written May 24, 2021
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Jennifer L
Richmond, VA13 contributions
Best Views of the City!
Nov 2020
We were a little hesitant at first if we'd get time to walk from Buda where we were staying as it looked a long way. The whole experience took about an hour to walk to, but there is an option to pay for a cable car that can take you up to the top once you've crossed the river.

We're so glad we did it! Some of the best views of Pest can be found here, and some wonderful statues, architecture and churches to see as well!
Written May 18, 2021
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,657 contributions
Amazing view
Jan 2021
Fishermen's Bastion is one the highlight spots in Budapest.
You can have an amazing view on the River Danube.
A must to see!
Written February 24, 2021
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MDrozov
3 contributions
Same view from other vantage point
Jan 2021
The view is the same from here and other places you can go on public transportation. Do not come here.
Written February 16, 2021
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rodrick
Bucharest, Romania6 contributions
greast views
Dec 2020
Beautiful view of Budapest while you enjoy the history of Hungary. The first King of Hungary, Stephen (Vajk) on his horse holding a cross. It doesn't get any more Hungarian than that. Area is beautifully restored and protected by police and cameras from any shady people ruining tourist's pictures. Must visit this part of Budapest. Definitely worth it to visit if you're in the area.
Written February 11, 2021
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Laurylau-p
Antwerp, Belgium682 contributions
Gorgeous panorama
Jan 2020
Around the Matthias church is the Fisherman's Bastion. Large building where you have a great view over the city of Budapest.
Written December 31, 2020
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania600 contributions
Look upon Pest
Jan 2020
Some of the best views of Pest can be found here, although it is also the most tourist saturated view in the city. Get here early or late, or when it snows and avoid the crowds.
Written December 21, 2020
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Kate Knelller
3 contributions
beautiful
Dec 2019
So beautiful. worth exploring if visiting Budapest. The architecture and view is wonderful. Can be tricky to get there but w
Written November 28, 2020
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
An amazing vantage point over the Danube river and the Parliament building. NOT 2 B MISSED.
Dec 2019
The Fisherman's Fortress stands above the remains of Buda's ancient defensive walls as well as above a square that served as the fish market in the Middle Ages.
The present structure of the square and the amazing observation deck have been build for the Fishermen's Guild and are therefore known as the "Fishermen's Fortress”.
The terrace of the castle is the most impressive vantage point on the Danube River and its East Bank and especially the Hungarian Parliament building, one of the most impressive (if not the most impressive) buildings in Budapest. In the center of the plaza in front of the balcony stands a sculpture of St. Istvan, the king who brought Christianity to Hungary.
The square is one of the most popular tourist sites in Budapest and a PLACE NOT 2 B MISSED.
Written October 27, 2020
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Catigerfoodie
Hong Kong, China32 contributions
一人
Nov 2019
Hea完就上山去咗Fishermen Bastion
隔離仲有Matthias Church 不過我冇入
呢到係我係BUDAPEST去過最靚嘅地方
好靚但係好多人
國慶夜晚仲會有煙花
本身打算係到等到天黑
不過太凍同埋餓所以走咗
呢到啲車有啲新啲有冷氣 有啲係開窗
Written October 23, 2020
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