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Fisherman's Bastion

Castle District - The views from way up here are quite beautiful.


The Fisherman’s Bastion was built in 1905 and named after the guild of fishermen responsible for defending this stretch of wall from enemy attack during the Middle Ages. An almost Disney-like tower dominates this stone wall with seven turrets representing the Magyar tribes who once populated the country. Excellent views can be had from the top of the tower across the River Danube to Margaret Island, Parliament, St Stephen's Basilica and the Chain Bridge. Visitors can also see the nearby Nagyboldogasszony Templom (Church of Our Lady), which was built at the beginning of the 14th century and is more commonly called Matthias Church (AD1443-1490) after King Matthias who held both his wedding ceremonies here.

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Taken on February 17, 2008