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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 today via mobile

This is really worth a trip. You can either walk up or get the little electric buses which meander up the winding road. Once at the top it opens up into this quaint pretty plateau. The views are amazing so be sure to take your...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank C4238WWlouiseh
Reviewed today

We took the local bus up to the Buda hill and the fishermans bastions. From here there where great views over The Pest side, Parliament, the bridges, Margaret island. You can buy a ticket up on one of the bastions, but otherwise you can walk...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Christine738
Reviewed today

Beatiful during the day, magical during the night. Full of people all the time, but that's unavoidable. Matthias Church, next to it, is also a must.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GraciaSaltori
Reviewed today

So clean and open and to be able to stroll around for free was a welcome surprise. Panoramic views across the Danube to Pest. we travelled up on a bus and got the funicular train down. There are often queues to travel up but rare...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Used the funicular to get to fisherman’s bastion. Very nice attraction, giving Disney vibes. Very romantic. Good spot for an engagement proposal 😊

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CharleneC1989
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some people may struggle to walk there due to the hill/steps however it is easily accessible via regular public transport. As a result of the large hill, there are great views over Budapest. There are some paid/ticketed places however you can visit this place for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jckbnghm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here while going to visit the castle. We paid for the shuttle bus up the hill. We wandered around the castle grounds first and then came here. It is pretty and has lovely views. We did not feel the need to pay to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank annamU2902JG
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Halaszbastya complex as well as the Matthias Church during our brief visit to Budapest. The Hlaszbastya is a very interesting complex of buildings located on a hill on the Buda side of Budapest, overlooking the Parliament across the Danube. The area was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank N_and_R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Other than Citadela, this is another best place to see the city of Pest. Good view for the Chain Bridge, the parliament building and the Danube river deviding Budda and Pest. For a small fee, you can go up to have a better view of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paul P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easter Sunday so it was popular but never drowning in people. Enough space to find a view without feeling like you need to move away too quickly. The buildings are impressive but the views of the Danube are what makes it special.

Date of experience: April 2019
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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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