Fisherman's Bastion



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Address:

Szentháromság Square
1014 Budapest, Hungary

Neighborhood:

District I Budavár - Buda side

Contact:

tel: +36 1 322 4098 (Tourist Information)

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

NileGuide Expert tip:

During the summer months, a cafe takes over the terrace. Do not let this intimidate you and hold you back from standing on front of the empty tables to take your panoramic photos. There is no obligation of purchasing their overpriced refreshments.

Description:

To the side and behind Matthias Church is Fishermen's Bastion, a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque architecture. The Middle Age fishermen's guild was responsible for defending this part of the hill, thus the name. The seven towers represent the seven tribes that conquered the region now known as Hungary. The panoramic view from here provides a closer view of Margaret Island and the Pest side of the city. Sitting in front of the terrace is a statue of King St. Stephen riding his horse. From the terrace, there are paths to walk down the hill.

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