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Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion and Castle Hill

I have only been in Budapest a week and already I have decided it is my second-favourite place on the planet!  This morning I ventured out and up to Budapest’s magnificent Castle Hill and the amazing Fisherman’s Bastion and have quickly put the photos into a video for you, as opposed to the usual…  It seemed fitting for this place…  (suggest you view full-screen and with speakers on)

Here are some quick facts from Fisherman’s Bastion website:

  • Built from 1895 to 1902
  • Looks like the logo of Walt Disney films, only nicer and older
  • Open all year round, day and night
  • Entrance fee: free balconies combined with fee paying top turrets
  • 7 turrets to represent the 7 Hungarian tribes who founded the present day country in 895
  • Cafe on the terrace of the Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest
  • Chapel inside the Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest (open from March 2013)
  • Protected by the guild of the fishermen during the Middle Ages, hence the name

I couldn’t say it any better than TripAdvisor:

“Lovingly restored after being reduced to rubble during World War II, this picturesque area is located in the heart of medieval Budapest, which is characterized by cobblestone streets, narrow alleys and lovely squares surrounded by baroque and classical buildings.”

Simply stunningly amazingly beautiful…

~ Bella

PS: here are the photos themselves if you would like to scroll through:

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