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Fisherman's Bastion

Local name: Halászbástya

The Fisherman's Tower is a building imitating castle walls on the Buda castle hill, but without military significance. It was made of light stone and has seven towers. Some of the walls are available without restrictions, and some after paying the fee. From the walls there is a perfect view of the Danube, Margaret Island and Gellert Hill. At the walls there is also a statue of Saint Stephen by Alajos Strobel. There is also a restaurant in the Fisherman's Bastion.

The Fishermen's Bastion was created as part of the millennium celebrations in Budapest according to the plans of Frigyes Schulek in an eclectic style combining neo-Roman and neo-Gothic elements. The construction lasted from 1895 to 1902. The name of the tower refers to the medieval guild of fishermen, who were then responsible for defending this fragment of the castle walls existing at that time. In turn, seven towers located along the walls symbolize seven Hungarian tribes that settled the Carpathian Basin in the 9th century.

Fisherman's Bastion map
Hess András tér 1-21014 Budapest , Hungary