Fisherman's Bastion is a terrace situated on the Castle Hill around Matthias Church and serves as a lookout tower offering the best panoramic views in Budapest. Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the top attractions in Budapest. The tower doesn’t at all look like a defensive structure but it is a fairytale fantasy world construct restored between 1895 to 1902.
The panoramic view from here includes the river Danube, Chain Bridge, the Hungarian Parliament, the Castle Hill, the Gresham Palace and others. The Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest is one of the most visited places in the city.
The 7 turrets of the tower represents the 7 Hungarian tribes who founded the Hungary. There is a Cafe on the terrace of the Fisherman’s Bastion where you can relax and spend quality time.
TOURS INCLUDING FISHERMAN’S BASTION BUDAPEST
BUDGET BUDA CASTLE TOUR
Includes Buda Castle Attractions, Visiting Fisherman’s Bastion, Visiting Matthias Church (outside).
Timings: Available every day from 2PM to 4PM.
Price: EUR 10 per Adult
BUDA CASTLE NIGHT TOUR
Includes Buda Castle Attractions by Night (no entry included), Nocturnal Panorama of Budapest from the Castle Hill, Magical and dark atmosphere and Exciting stories and legends about the dark past of Budapest & Hungary.
Timings: Available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays throughout the year from 8:30PM to 10:30 PM
Price: EUR 20 per Adult
BUDA HILLS BUS TOUR
Includes Buda Castle attractions, Visiting Fisherman’s Bastion, Visiting Matthias Church (outside), Citadel on Gellert Hill and Liberty Statue on Gellert Hill.
Timings: Available every day from 10AM - 12 PM and 2.30 PM - 4.30 PM
Price: EUR 18 per Adult
CASTLE TOUR, FUNICULAR AND CRUISE
Includes 2h Private Walking Tour in the Castle District visiting Fisherman’s Bastion, Visiting Matthias Church (outside), Funicular Ride and 1h Guided Danube Cruise.
Timings: Available everyday except Mondays on Odd numbered weeks. 10:30 AM - 2 PM and 4 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: from EUR 42 to 130 based on group size and time of the day
ENTRY TO FISHERMAN”S BASTION
Entry to all parts of the Fisherman’s Bastion are free between October 16 and March 15, August 20 the national holiday and any hour on any day between 8 pm and 9 am (night hours). It is one of the few attractions in Budapest which could be visited all day and are open even on christmas, new year as well as other religious holidays.
NEW YEAR IN FISHERMAN’S BASTION BUDAPEST
Every year on New Year’s Eve, Fisherman’s Bastions features beautiful fireworks. This is the time when Hungarians, expats and tourists come together to party in the streets and to watch the fireworks displays near the river Danube. Fisherman’s Bastion is open all day and night as well as entry is free in December and January.
HOW TO REACH FISHERMAN’S BASTION BUDAPEST?
Funicular: near to Szechényi Bridge up to Buda Castle
Bus: Bus no. 16 can be taken from Deák Square in central Pest, stops at Diaz tér, right besides Matthias Church.