Fisherman’s Bastion known locally as ‘Halaszbastya’ is a fortified terrace built on Castle Hill in Budapest, Hungary. It was designed and built to a Neo-Gothic and Neo-Romanesque style between the years 1895 and 1902 on the plans of architect Frigyes Schulek. The terrace has seven towers which represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 895. Building the bastion was not easy, the local Dominican church collapsed as the building of the terrace affected its foundations. The terrace offers stunning panoramic views of Budapest and is itself a beautiful piece of architecture.
Budapest is a fairly small city, so walking to sights is not out of the equation for most people. Walking to the terrace is fairly easy for most people as it is elevated over the city so you know what direction to head towards, it will take around 15 minutes up to the terrace. Buses also run from the city centre to the terrace, take the 16 bus especially if you find walking up inclines and steps difficult.
Opening Times and Admission
The terrace is open all hours every day throughout the year. Entrance is free to the terrace but to climb the towers comes at a cost depending on which tower you want to go up and when. You can also book guided tours which also comes at a cost.