Fishermen's Bastion : Michelin's recommendations
Built at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century using Frigyes Schulek's plans in order to mark the city's one thousand-year anniversary, the Fishermen's Bastion is a Neo-Romanesque set of ramparts and turrets that calls to mind a castle right out of a fairytale. Nobody is sure where its name came from: whether it was from the nearby fish market during the Middle Ages or whether the name was linked to the Fishermen guilds that helped to defend the town from the original ramparts. The seven turrets symbolise the seven Magyar tribes and each tribal leader is represented by a statue. The surrounding path cannot be overlooked as it offers magnificent views over the Danube and Pest, without forgetting the interesting view over the coloured roofs of Mathias church. The statue of Saint Stephen, the sculpture in bronze by Alajos Stróbl, stands in front of the bastion. The first king of Hungary, Stephen I is shown wearing the crown and head dress of the saint and holding the double apostolic cross that symbolises the countries conversion to Christianity. His halo refers to his canonisation in 1083. The magnificent Neo-Romanesque pedestal (by Frigyes Schulek) is a fine example of sculptured limestone. The bas-reliefs depict important moments form his reign. Note the attributes given to the four evangelists: Matthew, the man, Luke, the ox, John, the eagle and Mark, the lion.. Continue along to the end of the rampart. At the bottom of the steps that go down to the Víziváros district, you will see the statue of János Hunyadi, the military leader who defended Belgrade against the Turks in the 15th century.
- Address : Hunyadi János út H - Budapest 10141014Budapest
- Phone : 4880475
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