Fishermans Bastion

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  • Address: 1014 Budapest, Szentharomsag ter 5, Hungary
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +36-14583030
  • Ticket Price: 700 HUF
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture

The Buda Bank on the Danube is prettily dotted with a construction that looks somewhat like a terrace. This place is called the Fisherman’s Bastion. This structure is built close to the Matthias church.

Built and designed between the years 1895 and 1902 by Frigyes Schulek, this Gothic structure is something out of a fairytale. However it was damaged in the Second World War and reconstructed by  János Schulek who also happens to be the original architect’s son.

There are seven towers built in white which look like they’ve been built with the imagination of a fantasy writer. The pretty towers are a reminder of the seven tribes that made the area their home that led to the formation of what we know today as Hungary. This place is not just a great photo opportunity or a great place to view the city. It has several stories associated with it. It makes this space both stunning as well as historic. A definite must visit for any traveler to Budapest.

One of the most enchantingly beautiful structures of Budapest, the Fisherman’s Bastion is a majestically built building decked with 7 separate towers. Because of its famed beauty expect a number of people when you go to buy tickets for Fisherman’s Bastion. It is best to get tickets for Fisherman’s Bastion in advance if you want to skip all the lines. Our ticketing portal lets you view Fisherman’s Bastion ticket prices and combine the Fisherman’s Bastion tickets with other attractive things to do in Budapest as well.

  • A visit to many of the the balconies and the terrace itself is completely free. If you wish a view from one of the turrets there is an admission fee of 600 HUF for adults. It is free for children.
  • The name of this place refers to the fishermen who protected the area in the medieval times.
  • A cafe and restaurant are a part of the fisherman’s bastion in case you need some refreshment. 

  • Adults: 700HUF
  • Students & Children: HUF 350
  • Children under 6: Free Entry
  • Pensioners (from EU member states): HUF 350

Opening Hours of the Upper Towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion

  • From 9 am to 7 pm (March 16 to April 30)
  • From 9 am to 8 pm (May 1 to October 15)

visiting the Fisherman’s Bastion (lower and upper towers and terraces): 24 hours

  • Nearby bus station: Donati utca

  • Ruszwurm Cukraszda
  • Cafe Miro
  • Ressaikos

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  • Fishermans Bastion Address: 1014 Budapest, Szentharomsag ter 5, Hungary
  • Fishermans Bastion Contact Number: +36-14583030
  • Fishermans Bastion Timing: 24-hrs
  • Fishermans Bastion Price: 700 HUF
  • Best time to visit Fishermans Bastion(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fishermans Bastion: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Budapest include Fishermans Bastion in their plan

  • 69.01% of people start their Fishermans Bastion visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fishermans Bastion

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

81.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fishermans Bastion

People normally club together Shoes On The Danube Bank and Buda Castle while planning their visit to Fishermans Bastion.

People also prefer to start their day with Fishermans Bastion.

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    On 08-Nov-2016


  • A beautiful fairy tale style castle, although not actually a castle. You get excellent views of the city and is worth visiting. The only negative is that at night the lights are very bright shining at you (lighting the building up) so it is difficult to see all views/take photos.

  • Number 1 must-visit location in Budapest! Beautiful to walk around in this majestic building and enjoy the view from here. It is free to enjoy many parts of the bastion. You do need to pay though if you want to go up onto the upper balcony or into the church.

  • One of the most iconic and highly photographed places in all of Hungary. Situated in the castle districts and right by St Mathias church it has great views of the Parliament and the Chain bridge as well as much of Pest. I highly recommend spending a day walking around here and taking pics. Come when it is not so inundated with tourists though... Hungary is the hidden gem of Europe!

  • The Fisherman's Bastion is a very beautifully constructed and crafted bastion to the historic battles of the Fisherman. Personally, I think from here you can get some of the best pictures, videos and views of the Hungarian Parliament Building. It is also centrally located to the public transportation, so coming from and going to the Fisherman's Bastion is quite easy! I recommend checking out the Fisherman's Bastion where you're on the Buda side of Budapest.

  • absolutely beautiful. the view is unbeatable, and you can stand and look at it for hours. the all white aesthetic of the place gives it an even greater touch. Mithias' Church will please your eyes and your heart alike. a few cafes around the area make for a fulfilled trip. loved it!

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