A dreamy construction from the 19th century that looks like a small castle, due to its towers, arches, stairways and statues. Some claim that the bastion got its name after the fishermen that used to live there and protected the walls in case of an attack, while others suggest that the bastion owes its name to the fish market that once stood there. What (literally) strikes you right away about this place is the blinding sunlight that falls onto its white towers. Aside from its architecture, it is also known for its amazing, panoramic view of the city. It’s worth mentioning that there is a small fee for the towers’ highest point, but it’s free anywhere else and offers pretty much the same view. The Bastion is brighter and prettier in the morning, thus it attracts more people during those hours, but at night entrance is free everywhere, it’s less crowded and the sight of Pest dressed in its night lights is very romantic! The choice is yours…
Suggested visit time: 1-1.5 hours
Cost: General Free entrance. 2.5€ for the top for adults & 1.5€ for retirees/children 6- from the EU, everyday 09:00-20:00 (free after that).
The know it all says: The seven towers symbolize the seven Magyar tribes that settled in Hungary in 896!