The Fisherman’s Bastion was built for the 1000th birthday celebration of Hungary. Today, it is one of the best Instagram spots in Budapest.
Monument in Budapest
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The Fisherman’s Bastion was built between 1895 and 1902 as part of the series of developments that were to celebrate the 1000th birthday of the Hungarian state. There were huge investments in Budapest during that time.
The 7 turrets represent the 7 Hungarian tribes who founded Hungary in 896 And the design also includes statues of the 7 original chieftains from those tribes.
And why is it called Fisherman’s Bastion? The best reason historians can think of, is because fishermen used to live in the neighborhood just below this wall. During a siege of the city, they would be the first ones manning these walls to protect the castle. This site was previously an actual medieval fortress wall, but it was updated to be more tourist-friendly in the 1890’s.
Today, it is just known as one of the most beautiful views of the city. With limitless Instagram opportunities. And now that there are no marauding armies laying siege to Buda, you can just relax and enjoy the amazing view.
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