Fishermans Bastion, Budapest

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Fishermans Bastion, Budapest - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 1014 Budapest, Szentharomsag ter 5, Hungary

Phone: +36-14583030

Ticket Price: 700 HUF

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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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.

Fishermans Bastion Information

  • 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. 

Fishermans Bastion Ticket Prices

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

Fishermans Bastion Opening and Closing Hours

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

How To reach Fishermans Bastion by Public Transport

  • Nearby bus station: Donati utca

Restaurants Near Fishermans Bastion

  • Ruszwurm Cukraszda
  • Cafe Miro
  • Ressaikos

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Fishermans Bastion Tour Reviews

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    On 08-Nov-2016


  • If there's one place you have got to see in Budapest, it's this. The place offers spectacular views of the Danube banks, the Parliament building, the bridges and everything in between. The Fisherman's Bastion offers excellent photo opportunities, and the square in front of Matthias Church is equally beautiful. It's especially rewarding if you hike up the hill from the Danube banks below.

  • Awesome view of the city... especially so late night! The castle district itself is amazing.. we frequently go on a stroll in the evenings.. a truly magical experience!

  • Very good views of the city from here. The site itself is stunningly beautiful. I was there at midnight. There was no one around, it was very peaceful and beautiful. I recommend seeing it during the day and going back to visit again in the night

  • The Fisherman's Bastion offers stunning views over Pest from the Buda side of the Danube River (including the Hungarian Parliament building). The gleaming white architecture is striking and makes for a great picture. Equally striking is the Matthias church just adjacent. It's worth the trip (either a challenging climb or a leisurely bus ride up the hill). There are a few restaurants up here as well so you can refuel before your return trip down the hill. Enjoy!

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  • Amazing views over the city and river. Our tour guide gave us the tip not to pay to go up it as the view from below is pretty much the same! I'd definitely recommend the free walking tour as they cover all the main sights and finish up here so you can enjoy the view.

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