|View of both sides of Budapest from Castle Hill|
|Matthias Church on Castle Hill|
|Brightly colored tiles form an|
intricate pattern on the roof of
Matthias Church in Budapest.
Fisherman’s Bastion is a system of stairs, turrets, and terraces at the eastern side of Castle Hill. Erected between 1895 and 1902 at the place where the fish market existed in the Middle Ages, it’s made for wandering and exploring. Although the bastions serve a decorative rather than defense function, arches on the walkways provide perfect frames for buildings and Matthias Church. Looking out from the terraces you’ll have a magnificent view of mountains, Margaret Island, several Danube bridges, Gellert Hill, and the Pest side of the city.
|Fisherman's Bastion is a fun place|
to check out on Castle Hill
Castle Hill is also home to a large interconnected cellar system that consists of natural caves created by thermal waters and man-made passageways. Part of the cellar system can be toured at the Buda Castle Labyrinth and at the Hospital in the Rock Museum.
|View of the city from Fisherman's Bastion|
|Trinity Square is a gathering place for visitors to Castle Hill|
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier