Friday, August 8, 2014

Budapest: Fisherman's Bastion

Fisherman's Bastion is an area on the Buda side of the Danube river that used to be a strategic lookout for the city. It was originally a fish market, hence the name. Today, it's a Disney-esque tourist attraction with amazing views of the river and city.
This view is from the bottom. You can take the stairs to the top or a funicular closer to the Buda castle or, as we did, the hop on, hop off bus tour.
One of the spectacular views from the top.
This gives you an idea of the crowd - Budapest was busy everywhere but we never had to wait too long for anything, just work through the crowds a bit.
This is my best photo of the main parapet of the bastion - you can see how Disney may have been influenced a bit.
You can walk along the wall with a cheap ticket.

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