Trinity Square
Trinity Square
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The area
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 • 9 min walk
  • Déli pályaudvar • 9 min walk
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Alex S
Leicester, UK152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Situated in Trinity Square in front of the Matthias Church. It was named after the Guild of Fishermen that once defended Buda's Medieval Riverbank. The Dramatic views from this platform have made it one of Budapest's most visited attractions. Fisherman's Bastion is one of the best known monuments in Budapest located in the Bude Castle, in the 1st District of Budapest. The Bastion was built as a viewing terrace with lookout Towers on the Base of a stretch of the Castle walls, built after the Budha Castle siege. The Bastion was built between 1895 - 1902. The architectural style was inspired in the Neo - Romanesque and built by Frigyes Schulek who also restored and resigned the Matthias Church. The architecture of the Bastion and that used in the restoration of the church Neo- Gothic are intertwined. If one looks at the two styles with the Bastion's T shape it embraces the church and enhances it's beauty. The Bastion was damaged in the WW11 but was restored. If you look at the walls of the Bastion the walls look quite new. The terrace being a beautiful platform with magnificent Panoramic views of the majestic city below.They say the walls were protected by the Guild of Fishermen. They lived under the walls in the so called Fishtown or Waterfowl between the River Danube and the Castle walls. The St Michael's Chapel in the Bastion opened in March 2013. You can visit the Chapel for a small entrance fee. View the elevated statute in Trinity Sq. of King St Stephen facing the church of Matthias. All the elements of the Fisherman's Bastion with its statues, stairs,ramparts, cloisters, harmonise with the Matthias Church. Don't forget to take your photographs from the terrace. Be patient as the terrace can be a very busy attraction and you may have to be patient to get the great shot you may wish. There is an entrance to the wall and an exit at the other end. This is a must tourist visit, along with the Matthias Church (entrance fee) along with the Budha Castle, BudaTower, Military museum which are all within walking distance.
Written January 15, 2020
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Anne C
Glen Rock, NJ1,247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Located up near the Buda Castle on a big hill overlooking the Danube River, there are great views of the Chain Bridge and the Pest side of Budapest from the Fishermans Bastion right on the edge of this square. You'll also find a large statue of St. Stephen on his horse, and Matthias Church with its brightly tiled roof.

There is something about the way the square is situated that feels both majestic and comfortable at the same time.
Written January 29, 2020
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Rabih SOUAID
Düsseldorf, Germany2,212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Trinity Square forms the heart of Buda's Castle District.
The Holy Trinity Square gives a 360 degrees panoramic view of the Buda Castle Hill, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Matthias Church, and the Old City Hall.
At its center stands a large plague column which give its name to the square.
Written February 3, 2019
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,068 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Open space near Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Good space to meet and mingle, Lots of tour groups crowd in here at tour times so it can be hectic!
Written July 5, 2019
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This square is nothing but a sidekick to the nearby Matthias church and Fishermen's Bastion.
There's a decent looking column at its center.
Written September 13, 2020
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,525 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This has to be my favorite square in Budapest, the buildings, statues and church's are stunning. Its very busy so get there early if you cann
Written November 26, 2019
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We had walked a long way on a hot Sunday to get to Trinity Square. When we arrived there, the vast square was jam-packed with people. Many of them were members of large tour groups, some of them were independent tourists like us and some were locals attending services at the large Matthias Church in the middle of the square.
As it was hot, many people were trying to find a bit of shade but unfortunately there was not much available as it was the middle of the day.
Whilst we were there, we viewed the wonderful exterior of the fine church and took in some of the wonderful views from the somewhat limited public viewing spots along the bastion walls. There are several large statues in the square to be admired.
We were a little disappointed to discover that the square tends to be dominated by commercial enterprises like cafes and bars attempting to exploit the tourists and gain a maximum return from the views available from the location.
Certainly a “must-visit” location but be prepared to be exploited!
Written October 26, 2019
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Arvind S
Hamburg, Germany517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
It is very easy for someone to forget and ignore the trinity tower, as it always lies in the shadows of St. Matthias Church. Just by the side of it, it does not boast of a grand view, rather it is used more as a resting place for some tired tourists.

The intricate sculptures certainly would draw the attention of the ones who like to view art. But as the history goes, this tower was built to keep the Plague off the city. This was built around 1700 and earlier there was a smaller tower. But then the plague returned and people built a bigger tower.

After the sunset when this entire area of Fisherman's Bastion is lit up, one can behold the beauty of this tower also. I would not suggest someone to come to this place just to see the tower, but when you are at Fisherman's Bastion, make a point to spare a few minutes for it. If possible, come here during the night also. It lights up well.
Written September 20, 2018
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA25,122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Trinity square is one of those places that has so much history and magnificent buildings, that it is very easy to miss one. Situated at the end Tárnok utca the whole right side of the square is dominated by the white stone of the Church of Our Lady, better known as Matthias Church and the walkways and turrets of the Fishermen's Bastion. In the center of the square is a large Holy Trinity baroque-style hexagonal obelisk this is the second monument in this location. The first column was erected to commemorate the people of Buda who died from outbreaks of the Black Plague in 1691, and to protect the survivors from another attack of the black plague. Unfourtunatly this did not work as there was another outbreak of the plague in 1709, so the city council had the first column moved to the suburbs of Újlak. They then commissioned sculptor Fulop Ungleich to make a bigger and taller hexagonal obelisk and to add as many statues as he could, plus stone added the three reliefs with the coat-of-arms of the Emperor, the town of Buda and one for Hungary. The Column was inaugurated on 11th June 1713 and it must have worked as there was never another outbreak of the plague, two world wars but no plague. Opposite the church on the left side of the square is another white Baroque building, this is the Old town hall of Buda, where the district was controlled from until 1873 when the municipalities of Buda, Óbuda and Pest merged to form Budapest. Its cellars have been taken over now by the Hungarian House of Wines, where they offer wine tasting of many different Hungarian winemakers. Last and not least on the north side of the square is the fake neo-Gothic style medieval looking building, home of the Hungarian Culture Foundation a place for cultural exhibitions and events.

TIP: Go really early and take your time walking round the square before all the tour buses arrive.
Written March 28, 2018
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
We really enjoyed walking around Trinity Square as the Church and the column make this place look straight out of a movie set. this was once of our favorite places to take pictures!
Written December 14, 2016
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