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Fisherman's Bastion

94
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
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Badge 94

Outstanding

say expert reviewers

Top 1% in Budapest About the TripExpert Score

6 expert recommendations

55

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 →

6

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 →

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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 →

58

Let's Go

The seven towers represent the seven Magyar chiefs who first settled Hungary in 896. The view of Parliament, St. Stephen, and downtown Pest is breathtaking, especially at sunset and at night. Full review →

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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 →

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Michelin Guide 53

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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