Fisherman’s Bastion: The Best Views in Budapest

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One of the best places we went in Budapest was actually the last thing we did. I’d heard so much about the Fisherman’s Bastion that I knew we had to visit during our short break here. Monica from The Travel Hack mentioned this place on her blog and the images she snapped here were beautiful. We decided to visit both day and night to make the most of this spot.

Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest

We headed to Buda via the Chain Bridge and then up the funicular railway to save my very sore feet. It was New Year’s Day when we headed up so were lucky to not encounter a huge queue for the railway nor vast queues at the top. Admittedly there were still more people out for a morning stroll than I anticipated. On top of Castle Hill feels like a model village. The houses are all neatly lined, the ground is mostly cobble stones and cars are sectioned off from some of the areas. It felt totally different to much of Budapest.

There were few places open the morning we went so we didn’t spend too long there and unfortunately the weather wasn’t the best while we were in Budapest. However, during the time we were hanging out at the Fisherman’s Bastion the sun did try and shine which enhanced the views across the city. It was certainly a great start to the New Year and as expected the views were incredible.

The Fisherman’s Bastion itself was located a short walk from the railway and it looked stunning from afar. We’d expected to pay for a ticket but the turnstiles had been turned off while we were there. It’s made up of two levels at the main point and the bottom one looks like a tunnel made from detailed arches. The architecture of this whole place is stunning and the shapes frame the views across to Pest perfectly. I literally couldn’t stop taking photos.

Fisherman's Bastion

I can’t mention Fisherman’s Bastion without telling you about a few spots close by.

Matthias Church

This place is opposite Fisherman’s Bastion and has the most beautiful roof, it almost looks like a patchwork blanket. It stands tall above the other buildings on the hill and is easily visible from the ground in Pest. Although we didn’t make our way inside I’ve heard the interior is worth a visit and it would be a good way to escape the cold if you’re visiting in winter.

Halászbástya Restaurant

We dined at Halászbástya on our final night in Budapest and my was it amazing. Firstly the decor inside this building is incredible, secondly the views are just as magical as from the Fisherman’s Bastion and thirdly the food was wonderful. We opted for a starter and main rather than their five course tasting menu but it was still delicious. Eating here was a special treat as the prices were not cheap, however, it was one of the best places I’ve ever eaten.

Fisherman's Bastion

Have you visited Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest?


Fisherman's Bastion Budapest

1 Comment

  1. 8th April 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Wow…what incredible views! Your photos are so beautiful. I’m travelling to Budapest next month and I’m so glad I found your post, Matthias Church also looks beautiful but you’re the first to mention it from the many posts I’ve read, so I’ll have to give that a visit!

    Issy | MissIsGoode

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