"Panoramic Views" Fisherman's Bastion - Halaszbastya Tip by Jetgirly

  Fisherman's Bastion
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Fisherman's Bastion is a very cool look-out spot on Castle Hill. Although it looks (and feels!) really old, it just celebrated its one hundredth birthday! That's right, Fisherman's Bastion was built at the end of the nineteenth century and merely named after the medieval fishermen who once protected this stretch of the hill from marauding invaders (okay, I'm not totally sure if the invaders marauded or not...). This "belvedere" has seven towers that represent the seven tribes who originally settled on what is now Budapest. I loved arriving here early in the morning; there were nearly no other people and we were able to take in the best views, uninterrupted. During the day it can get pretty packed, so time your visit well (or just be really patient!). Outside, you will find souvenir and snack vendors, and we even saw a hawk trainer who let customers pose with the hawk for a photo!

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

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 1, 2011
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