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Fisherman’s Bastion in Buda Castle Budapest

The Fisherman’s Bastion – world famous for its turrets and for spires – is one of the most well-known attractions of the Buda Castle area, and provides perhaps the most beautiful panorama of the city from the Buda side over the river Danube and its attractions in Budapest. It is also one of the most famous and favoured destinations for Budapest photo opportunities.

Opening Hours of Fisherman’s Bastion

Budapest Fisherman's Bastion - Robert Muller photography
Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion – Robert Muller photography

Monday to Sunday: always open (any day, non stop)

Entry to Fisherman’s Bastion

Visiting the lower terraces: free of charge on any day, all day

Visiting the upper towers:

Daytime (9am-8pm): HUF 1,000 / adults and HUF 500 / students (free for children under 6)
Evening (8pm-9am): free of charge

Discount with Budapest Card: 10% discount from the adult price.

Getting to the Fisherman’s Bastion

Basically there are 2 ways to approach the Fisherman’s Bastion in the Buda Castle.
The first is by the dedicated Buda Castle bus (free with Budapest Card) which will take you right up to Holy Trinity Square or by Funicular.
The other way is a sportier hiking challenge to walk up from the Danube river bank through hundreds of steps and finally be rewarded by the sights of the historical Fisherman’s Bastion and the beautiful scenery of Budapest.

History of Fisherman’s Bastion

According to its architectural style, the Fisherman’s Bastion  in the Buda Castle may seem to be a very old building, but the truth is it was built on the turn of the century (finished in 1902), to celebrate the 1000th birthday of the Hungarian state (among a lot of other buildings across Budapest).

Learn more about the History of Fisherman’s Bastion

Attractions by Fisherman’ Bastion

Matthias Church Budapest Aerial Photo
Matthias Church & Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest Aerial Photo

The Fisherman’s Bastion is literally only a few steps away from the some of the most important attractions in the Buda Castle.

St Michael Chapel: under the ramparts of the Fisherman’s Bastion there is a hidden chapel dating back to the middle ages, where you can watch a 3D film show of the major events of the Hungarian history

Statue of St Stephen: the Fisherman’s Bastion embraces a fascinating sculptural artwork, the Statue St Stephen

Matthias Church: right in front of the Fisherman’s Bastion, you can see the astonishing medieval Matthias Church

Further sites nearby Fisherman’s Bastion:

Ruszwurm Confectionery – 1 minutes away
Holy Trinity Statue – 1 min away
Statue of Andras Hadik – 2 min away

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