Fischerbastei - Fishermen's Bastion

Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest 2015

The Fisherman’s Bastion is a neo-Romanesque monument built by Frigyes Schulek from 1895 to 1902 in the Hungarian capital Budapest. It stands on the Burgberg at the place of the medieval fish market of Buda. The name comes from a fishing tower for which the monument was built.

In front of the Bastei stands a bronze rider statue of King Stephan I. the saint, who spread Christianity in Hungary. In 1906 it was designed and made by the sculptor Alajos Stróbl. Also in the immediate vicinity is the mostly neo-Gothic Matthias Church.

The unusual structure, which with its conical towers reminds the tents of the Magyars, is used as a view terrace on the Danube and Pest.

 

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