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Named after the old Fishermen's Guild and offering some of the most panoramic views in town

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Fisherman's Bastion

An Historic Buda Lookout with Smashing Views

Offering some of the best views in Pest, this building is a labyrinth of stairs and passageways. It was built on the ramparts of the old Pest city walls in the neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style in 1902. It has seven towers, representing the seven Madyar tribes which founded the Hungarian nation at the end of the 9th century, but was named after the Fisherman's Guild, once charged with defending this section of the walls. Highlights include the 1906 bronze sculpture of Hungary's first king, Stephen I, the stone pedestal of which includes carvings of several episodes of his life. Visitors usually also call in at the nearby Buda Castle and the Matthias Church (aim to see these in the afternoon and finish up at the bastion around sunset to catch one of the very best views over the city).



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