Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Fisherman's Bastion

The Fisherman's Bastion on Castle Hill in Budapest is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style built in 1895 - 1902. Though it looks impressive and is one of the best known landmarks of Budapest, it's more looks than function. The name comes from the fishermen that were charged with defending this stretch of wall in the Middle Ages. The bastion is most impressive at night where you can enjoy the city lights of Budapest.