Fisherman's Bastion

Local nameHalászbástya
LocationBudapest, Hungary

If you had ever wondered where the castle in Disney movies' logo came from, this may well be your answer. This extraordinary viewing terrace is a must-visit for every tourist who enjoys taking pictures, as it offers a unique look at the city, along with the Danube river, below.

Though it may appear medieval, this unique structure, built in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque architectural style, is only about 150 years old. Notice how there are exactly 7 small towers: each is meant to symbolize one of the tribes that came to the lands of Hungary in the 9th century AD. There is also a bronze statue of the first Hungarian king, Stephen and a chapel.

If you have the time, come see the Fishermen's Bastion at night. Not only will you avoid the biggest crowds, but you will also have the chance to look at the city lit with lights.

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Opening hours

Upper Tower ticket office:
Mar 16 - Apr 30: daily 9 am - 7 pm
May 1 - Oct 15: daily 9 am - 8 pm

Admission

Free entry to the grounds, balconies and 7 towers.

Upper Tower:
Adults: HUF 1000
Students, Seniors: HUF 500
Children (under 6): free

Free Entry to all parts of the Fisherman’s Bastion: any day between Oct 15 - Mar 10 & daily 8 pm - 9 pm

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisherman's_Bastion

Official Website http://www.fishermansbastion.com/

Email info@fishermansbastion.com

Phone +36 1458 3000

Address 1014 Budapest, Szentháromság tér, Hungary

Coordinates 47°30'8.537" N 19°2'5.428" E

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