Travel Destination: Fisherman’s Bastion

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Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the most popular attractions in Budapest. It is the large terrace complex right below the Matyas Church on the Buda side of the Danube.

It was purportedly built to honor the contributions of the Fisherman’s Guild in defending the city. Another story was that it was named because there had been a large fish market nearby. Others argue that the naming had little to do with any of these. It was built in neo-Romanesque/neo-Gothic style in 1895.

The views from Fisherman’s Bastion are some of the finest views in the city. It is usually mobbed with tourists but it’s still well worth a visit. You can take great pictures of the city from here and especially of the Parliament.

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