Fishermen's Bastion and ornate stairway

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Name: Fishermen's Bastion and ornate stairway
Type: Sights / monument
Settlement: Budapest
Address: 1011 Budapest, Halászbástya

Description

Built between 1895 and 1902 by Frigyes Schulek, and rebuilt by his son Janos Schulek after the devastation of the second world war, this Gothic revival monument was designed to complement the Matthias Church and to commemorate the Fisherman's guild that fed the occupants of the city through sieges. Though it obtained the name bastion, it was never actually intended for defensive purposes, as evinced by the wide, ornate staircase leading down to the city. It has 7 spires, symbolizing the original 7 tribes of the Magyars.

Detailed information

Phone:+3614583030
Webpage:www.fishermansbastion.com
Opening period:January 1. - December 31.
Open to visitors:16.03.-30.04.: Mon-Sun: 9:00-19:00<br> 01.05. -15.10.: Mon-Sun: 9:00-20:00<br> The Fisherman’s Bastion is permanently open, and the lower and central parts of it are free to explore at all times. One wing is used as a restaurant and the upper balcony is c
Door money:Adult: 700 HUF/person, student, pensioner: 350 HUF/Person. Under 6 years entrance is free.
Architectural style:Neo-Romanesque

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