Budapest: Free views at Fisherman’s Bastion

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Fisherman's Bastion

Built in 1905, the Fisherman’s Bastion is a wide, turreted monument in the neo-Romanesque style of architecture. You can reach it and the views are pretty much the same.

The whole thing looks like a medieval wonderland. Hungarians refer to the Bastion in their native tongue as, “Halaszbastya”. It was originally intended for basic decorative purposes, but was constructed in such a way as to encourage exploration by tourists and locals alike. Highlights of the view include St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Chain Bridge, Margeret Island, Parliament, and an unencumbered view of the Danube and all of ‘Pest across the way.


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Meredith Franco Meyers

About the author: Meredith earned an MFA in fiction writing at The New School in New York City. Her feature stories and articles have appeared in Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby, Self, Bridal Guide, Time Out New York, Fitness and more. She joined EuroCheapo in summer 2007.

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