Fisherman's Bastion

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6 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

A visit to the enchanting interior of the Matthias Church is a requirement, as well as time to soak up the view from the beautiful Fisherman's Bastion. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Medieval fishwives once peddled their wares here, but now you see merchants selling souvenirs and crafts, musicians, and—less visible but always present—pickpockets. Full review →


Frommer's 33

The neo-Romanesque Fisherman's Bastion, behind Matthias Church and the Hilton Hotel, has a spectacular panorama of the river and Pest beyond it. Full review →


Let's Go

Named for the fisherman’s guild that was charged with defending this stretch of Castle Hill during the Middle Ages, Fisherman’s Bastion is, despite its parapets and towers, a purely... Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The bastion is a neo-Gothic masquerade that most visitors (and many Hungarians) believe to be much older. But who cares? It looks medieval and offers among the best views in Budapest. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

This set of ramparts and turrets... calls to mind a castle right out of a fairytale. The seven turrets symbolise the seven Magyar tribes. Full review →

The bastion offers the visitor beautiful views over the Danube and Pest.

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