The Fischerman's Bastion

The Fisherman's Bastion

The Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the most well-knowned art relic of Budapest, which lays in the Buda Castle. It is one of the most important tourist sights because of the stunning Budapest view from the neo-roman terraces. The Fisherman's Bastion was built at the place of the former Buda castle walls between 1895 and 1902 in neo-roman style. The name refers to the historical tradition that this side of the castle wall was defended by the guild of the fishermen.

The Fisherman's Bastion is approximately140 metres long, from which the southern corridor is 40 metres, the northern corridor is 65 metres long. The peaky stone towers symbolise the seven Hungarian settler chiefs.  At the court of the southern bastion next to the Matthias church you can find the statue of King I. Stephen