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Fishermen’s Bastion

Photo : Juhász Norbert / We Love Budapest
Halászbástya

A faux historic landmark in the Castle District, the ornate confection of the Fishermen’s Bastion (Halászbástya) was conceived to offset nearby Matthias Church rebuilt by the same architect, Frigyes Schulek. Using the remaining sections of the fortress that ran along this panoramic edge of Castle Hill, Schulek created an elegant walkway topped with seven cone-topped towers, symbolising the Magyar chieftains who settled in this part of the Carpathian Basin in the late 800s. Some 140 metres long, the bastion, named after the fishermen’s guild who defended this section of the wall in the Middle Ages, provides outstanding views of the Danube and Pest cityscape. The lower section is free to enter, as is the whole complex mid-October and mid-March, and from 8pm to 9am year-round, while 1,000-forint admission is charged to enter the upper towers mid-March to mid-October, between 9am and 8pm daily.

Opening hours
Monday09:00-19:00-
Tuesday09:00-19:00-
Wednesday09:00-19:00-
Thursday09:00-19:00-
Friday09:00-19:00-
Saturday09:00-19:00-
Sunday09:00-19:00-
 
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