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5 Szentháromság tér, Budapest, Hungary
(1) 458 3030

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odiseya odiseya
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Little Castle Feb 12, 2017
Fisherman Bastion is absolutely beautiful little castle from a dream. I was very interesting to visit this popular place and it is beautiful then on photos for my opinion.

Thanks to the vision of Frigyes Schulek, the author this monument was build built between 1895 and 1902.

Address: Castle District (Varhegy) in Buda

Directions: It can be reached by the Castle bus (Varbusz) from Moszkva ter.

Phone: +36 1 458 3030

Website: http://www.fishermansbastion.com
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german_eagle says:
I enjoyed the views from up there.
Posted on: Mar 04, 2017
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Andy99 Andy99
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The view from the Fishermen's Bastion Sep 29, 2011
The Fishermen's Bastion, or Halászbástya, overlooking the Danube appears a lot older than it really is. It was designed by Frigyes Schulek in 1895 and is in a combination of Neo-Gothic and Neo-Romanesque styles. The Fishermen's Bastion opened in 1902 as a public terrace. It was dedicated to medieval Guild of Fishermen, hence the name, but has never been a fish market or anything but a scenic overlook. (Well, there once was a medieval fish market in a nearby square.)

What a scenic overlook! The terraces on Castle Hill overlook the Danube River and Pest providing magnificent views.

When here, note the seven towers with cupolas. They represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled what is now Hungary in 896. (The Fishermen's Bastion was one of the Millennial Celebration projects of the 1890s.) The round cupolas represent Magyar nomadic tents.

Adjacent to the Bastion is a statue of St. Stephen (King Stephen I of Hungary, d. 1038) installed in 1906. He was the the first King of Hungary (1000–1038) and established Christianity in the Carpathian region.
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Africancrab says:
Nice review and photos.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2012
Chokk says:
It is a nice place.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2012
sylviandavid says:
Wow... Andy, great job on this review...love the history of this place. Thanks so much for this review. Sylvia
Posted on: Feb 21, 2012

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