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Fisherman's Bastion - Budapest, Hungary

Fishermen's Bastion (Halászbástya)
The view of Hungarian Parliament Building
Statue of St. Stephen
The famous Matthias Church is over 700 years old
Panoramic view of Fisherman's Bastion
Free viewing 
at the Turrets
The turrets of unblocked view

Fishermen's Bastion (Halászbástya) is only 100 years old, and is my favorite lookout. In medieval times, the fish market was nearby and the bastion was built to commemorate the fishermen who protected this part of the city. The seven cone-like turrets symbolize the seven Hungarian tribes that arrived to the Carpathian Basin in 896. 

 Getting to Fishermen's Bastion: You can either climb up the stairs from Batthyány tér metro or if you don't feel like climbing. Take the Funicular from Chain Bridge, the public bus embark from Castle Hill. 

Built from 1895 to 1902.
Resemble the castle of Walt Disney films, only nicer and older.
 Open all year round, day and night.
Entrance fee: free balconies combined with fee paying top turrets 7 turrets but during my visit the & turrets were free too. Cafe on the terrace of the Fisherman’s Bastion overlooking the Hungarian Parliament Building. The Matthias Church inside the Fisherman’s Bastion (open since March 2013)

 Insider Tip: There is NO fee to enter the lookout at the top level of Fishermen's Bastion, you can enter the lower level lookout for free as well and the view is equally beautiful. 
Pictures by MSW
Fisherman's Bastion - Budapest, Hungary Reviewed by Ah Wee on 2:23 AM Rating: 5

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