Fisherman's Bastion

budapest, hungary


Fisherman's Bastion

budapest, hungary

Famous for: Tours and Walks, Historical Tours, Viewpoints
Fisherman's Bastion is basically a teraace with interesting Gothic and Roman architecture located in the Castle Hill . From Fisherman's Bastion tourists get stunning view of Budapest and Danube river. The architecture view of Buda Castle from here will remind you of Disney's Castle.
About Contact Location
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event_available When to visit: january - december
access_time Timing:
09:00 - 23:00 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 1 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: Ft 1000
info Tips: 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)

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.




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


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


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


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 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.





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.




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.


local_phone +36 1 458 3030
Local Time


2 Szent György tér I. kerület Budapest Hungary 1014
City center: Váci Street
Nearest airport: Budapest Airport

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Frequently asked Question about Fisherman's Bastion

Where to park near Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest?
Cars can be parked in the open street by Hotel Hilton or in the underground parking house of the hotel where parking fees apply. Rates are HUF 550 / €1.81 per hour on the street, HUF 900 / €3.1 per hour in the underground parking space and HUF 9900 / €34 per day in the underground parking space.
Are dogs allowed in Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest?
Small dogs are allowed on a leash and with a muzzle. Guide Dogs are also allowed. Large dogs are not allowed for safety reasons.
Can the tickets to Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest be booked in advance?
Individuals can purchase tickets only on the spot, advance booking is not yet available. Whereas Groups of 20+ can book a short guided tour (including the Fisherman’s Bastion ticket) in advance.
Can card payment be done for the tickets of Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest?
Yes, it is possible to pay by card (all major cards are accepted, except AmEx). Also, cash payment is accepted only in HUF not Euro.
Is entry to Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest free?
Many of its balconies and 7 towers are free to enter, while the upper towers or turrets have a small entry fee. Free entry to all parts is available on any day between October 16 and March 15, on August 20 and any hour on any day between 8 pm and 9 am.