Updated: Jul 27, 2022
Although the Fisherman’s Bastion looks like a medieval monument, it was actually built in the early 20th century in a neo-Gothic style, specifically to act as a panoramic viewing platform across the Danube, Margaret Island and Pest.
It is named after the Guild of Fishermen, which was responsible for defending that stretch of the city walls during the Middle Ages.
The seven towers of the Bastion represent the seven Magyar tribes that helped to settle the Magyar people in the Carpathian Basin. Come at sunset to see a particularly beautiful view of the city.
Seeing Budapest from above is an excellent way to take in the beauty of the city. It's a unique location with beautiful buildings on either side of the river.
It's no wonder so many people are falling in love with Budapest.