Fisherman's Bastion (Halászbástya) is only 100 years old (Built from 1895 to 1902) , and is a favorite lookout in the city located on the Buda Castle Hill in the I. district. The Danube and the Parliament building can perhaps be seen at their finest from the vantage point of the Fisherman's Bastion. In medieval times, the fish market was nearby and the bastion was built to commemorate the fishermen who protected this part of the city. The neo-Roman Halászbástya has seven tent-like turrets symbolizing the seven Hungarian tribes that arrived to the Carpathian Basin in 896.
Fisherman's Bastion, as part of the Buda Castle District, has been a World Heritage site since 1987.
You can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at the Panoramia Cafe & Bar or try a fine dining meal at the Halászbástya Restaurant located in one of the turrets open all year round.
Free lower level lookout everyday 0-24
The upper level lookout from 16th of March – 30th of April: 9 am-7 pm, from 01st of May-15th of October: 9 am-8 pm
Adults 1000 HUF
Students and EU pensioners 500 HUF
Entry is free between 8 pm-9 am, and between 16th of October – 15th of March, on public holidays and children under 6 years.
Specially suitable for
Roof top, Highlights with a view, Families with teenage kids