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Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
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The seven fairy tale-like towers of Fisherman's Bastion offer views of the Danube and Pest side of the city. Built in the late 19th century and restored after World War II, this Neo-Gothic and Neo-Romanesque structure within World Heritage Site Buda Castle takes its name from the medieval fisherman who defended these city walls. On the Buda side of the city, walk up or take a funicular to the top of Castle Hill to get to the bastion, near the 14th-century Matthias Church. Step inside one of the seven towers for spectacular views across the Danube River. Using our international travel planner, Budapest attractions like Fisherman's Bastion can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Defensive walls have been in place here since at least the 9th century. The current structure was built from 1895 to 1902 on the site of what had been 18th Century walls which were part of the... 
    Defensive walls have been in place here since at least the 9th century. The current structure was built from 1895 to 1902 on the site of what had been 18th Century walls which were part of the...  more »
  • Cost a couple dollars to go up on the walkway, but its worth it since most of the crowds don't go up. There is an automated ticket machine so you don't need to wait in line. You can get some great... 
    Cost a couple dollars to go up on the walkway, but its worth it since most of the crowds don't go up. There is an automated ticket machine so you don't need to wait in line. You can get some great...  more »
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  • Wow, what can I say. Amazing views and very busy. Make sure you get there before sunset, you will get a magical view of the parliament House. Make sure you try out the local ice-cream and ask a friendly tourist to take a photo of you looking at the parliament House. Once you're done make your way down to the river. Great spot to view the parliament House.
  • Our wedding reception took place in this fine establishment and I could not have been more satisfied. The food tasted rich and unique, the combination of modern and classical was absolutely balanced. Tasted delicious, looked amazing and the ambiance is one of a kind. It's worth it ! Go there!

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