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Fisherman’s Bastion – Budapest

1.8 km distance from Budapest city center.

Fisherman’s Bastion is located in the first district of Budapest, up on Castle Hill, near Matthias Church. Built in Neo-roman style in between 1895 and 1902, he famous sight of the Buda side of the Hungarian capital has a 140 long facade overlooking the Danube. The name comes from the historical fact that this part of the city wall was assigned to the fishermen for defense during the Middle Ages. The bastion has seven towers, representing seven tribunal leaders entering the Carpathian Basin. The bastion is connected by a wide staircase, named after the architect Frigyes Schulek. The Fisherman’s Bastion is open to visitors all year around, a ticket needs to be purchased during the summer season (March 15th – October 15th) from 9am until 11pm. Beautiful panorama view on the Danube River and the capital can be enjoyed. Nearby sights: Matthias Church Holy Trinity Square Royal Castle

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