This location offers one of the best views in the city. The bastion was built as a commemoration to the fishermen who defended this area in the city during the middle ages. The structure is over 100 years old but remains in impeccable condition considering the amount of visitors it receives each year.
There are two levels to the bastion and each gives you great views of the city. I believe that the second level has a fee to enter but not knowing this I simply walked around the barrier and accessed it anyway for free. The views from the two different levels are almost the same with the second floor obviously having a slight height advantage.
From the second floor I could easily see the main parts of the city including the Parliament Building and the Chain Bridge. This area isn’t very busy either on a warm day so you can easily take your time with photos and there are stone seats available on the top level.
If you have visited Gellert Hill and want an alternative high view of Budapest city then check Fisherman’s Bastion out too.
How to get there:
The best way to get to the Fisherman’s Bastion is taking the Funicular. The first of the two stops is located at the foot of the Chain Bridge and this is where you can get on. After buying your ticket you will be able to enter the car and the journey takes 3 or 4 minutes to reach the top of the hill. The Funicular provides great views directly over the Chain Bridge and there is a viewing platform over the tracks at the stop on top of the hill once you disembark.
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