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Fisherman's Bastion: photos, description (Fishers Bastion)

Fisherman's Bastion is located in Buda, on Castle hill in the historic district var. Built in 1905 on the site of a former fisherman's market, Fisherman's Bastion is a beautiful monument of architecture and decoration of Budapest. With its walls offer a wonderful view of the Danube, the panorama of the pest side, perfect view of the neo-Gothic Hungarian Parliament.

Start of construction had in 1897 and was dedicated to the celebration of the Millennium of Hungary. But by 1896, the work could not be finished and the Grand opening took place only in 1905. Together with the Bastion has been reconstructed, the entire Trinity square. Its name comes from the fact that this place was selling fish, and during the war this stretch was to protect local merchants and fishermen.

The architectural ensemble of the fishermen's Bastion

Fisherman's Bastion - just a very beautiful architectural ensemble and the historic value is not. It was built of white stone, the author of the project - architect Frigyes of Sulek. This is a gallery with seven towers and a square in the center. The viaducts connect the towers, symbolizing the seven Hungarian tribes United into a state. In the center of the square the majestic high pedestal of white stone is a statue of St. Stephen, the first ruler who brought the country to Christianity. Magyar depicts the king on horseback with the Holy cross.

The total length of the viaducts is 140 meters, width - about 8, the main and most luxurious tower called Herads. The building style is neo-romanticism with a variety of balustrades, turrets, arcades, viewing platforms and crossings. Under the Bastion underground passages and labyrinths, whose total length, according to legend, is more than four kilometers.

The majestic staircase, which descends to the foot of the statue of Janos Hunyadi, leads to the area of viziváros lower. According to the original plan of the architect, she had to go down to the waters of the Danube.

Fisherman's Bastion was conceived as a backdrop for the Cathedral of the blessed virgin Mary, which is known as the Matthias Church. The Church was built in 1015 on the orders of king Stephen, was repeatedly destroyed and was rebuilt along with reconstruction of the Bastion and the Buda castle in the 19th century.

During the Second world war, the architectural ensemble of the fortress was damaged by bombing but was restored in 1970.

Fisherman's Bastion is a beautiful place for photo shoots, panoramic shots and used as a backdrop in movies.


  • Location: Budapest, Szentháromság tér., 5.
  • How to get there: bus No. 16, No. 16A, No. 116 in the day time, and night bus No. 916.
  • Official website: http://www.fishermansbastion.com
  • Opening hours: all day, every day, but the top level is open from 16 March to 30 April - from 9:00 to 19:00 from 1 may to 15 October, from 9:00 to 18:00.
  • Tickets: free admission, tickets required only at the top level. Price: 700 HUF for adults, 350 children, under 6 years - free of charge.