Fisherman's Bastion Castle District, Budapest
The Fisherman's Bastion is part of the castle fortification sculpted in marble and situated in the castle district. It has a terrace from where we can enjoy the best panoramic view of the Danube, the Margaret Island, Pest to the east and the Gellért Hill. It has many stairs and walking paths around and it's seven towers represent the seven Hungarian (Magyar) tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 896.
Designed in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style and was built between 1895 and 1902 according to the plans of Frigyes Schulek. Between 1947–48, the son of Frigyes Schulek, János Schulek, conducted the restoration project after its near destruction during World War II.
The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the middle ages.
A bronze statue of Stephen I of Hungary mounted on a horse, erected in 1906, can be seen between the Bastion and the Matthias Church. The pedestal was made by Alajos Stróbl, based on the plans of Frigyes Schulek, in Neo-Romanesque style, with episodes illustrating the King's life.
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