Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest

Fisherman's Bastion

Opening hours, entrance fees & how to get there

The Fisherman’s Bastion is a very popular sight in Budapest. Both for tourists and locals. This romantic place has an incredible view over the Danube and the Pest-side of the city. And the building itself is stunning too, with all its little towers and staircases. It’s a must see when you visit Budapest. Make sure to bring your camera with you!

Opening hours

The opening hours of the Fisherman’s bastion are easy to remember. It’s opened 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and 356 days of the year. It’s always open, even during Christmas and other special days, and you can visit it whenever you like.

Entrance fee Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman’s Bastion is free of charge. Its an open panorama terrace which you can just walk into without needing to pay. You do need to pay if you want to enter the towers of the Bastion, from which you have a slightly better view then the other parts

These are the entrance fee for the towers:

Standard ticket – 800 HUF
Discount ticket (students, children & seniors) – 400 HUF
Children under the age of 6 – Free of charge

You can visit the towers for free on the following days:

– between 15th of October and 15th of March
– every day between 20.00 and 09.00
– 20th of August
– on the day of Hungarian Language and Literature (different date every year, but at the start of September)

Fisherman's Bastion

Practical tips

Fisherman’s Bastion can be very crowded. The place is well known for its stunning sunsets, so around that time tourists gather to enjoy the spectacular view. I would also recommend you to go see and see the sunset on a sunny day. But… it can also be slightly disappointing to share the place with so many other people who all look for the best photo opportunity. Do you want the place for yourself? Make sure you go as early in the morning as possible. Also after dark you can walk around without being bothered by too many other tourists.

How to get there?

On foot: Walk up one of the paths to the castle hill. How? Walk to the end of Szénechyi chainbridge and then take a right and try and find the stairs there. If you don’t find the stairs just follow the road to the right. There are many paths, so you will find a way to reach there. Just remember to keep on taking the paths to the right and you will need to climb uphill.

By bus: Bus 16 goes to Diaz Tér which is next to the Fisherman’s Bastion. You can take this bus from Deák Ferenc tér at the Pest-side of the city.

Adresss: 1-3 Hess Andras Square

Video Fisherman’s Bastion

Check out this video about Fisherman’s Bastion and discover the beauty of it and learn more about its history:

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