For unforgettable views in a fairy-tale setting, there’s nowhere better than the Fisherman's Bastion, a fortification built at the turn of the 19th and 20th century.
Climb the ornate turrets and peep at boats bobbing lazily down the Danube river before popping into one of the city’s most famous patisseries, the 200-year-old Ruszwurm. From the terraces and towers you can see the Danube, Margaret Island and the eastern part of Budapest. For those who want to relax there is a comfortable café. The present-day towers and decorative fortification of Fisherman’s Bastion were built in the 19th century to serve as a lookout tower for the best panoramic views in Budapest. The structure was protected by the guild of the fishermen during the Middle Ages, hence the name. You can visit the balconies for free, the top turrets require a small fee, but it is worth climbing up. The towers of the Bastion are also part of the Buda Castle tours, so you can enjoy all of the area en experience the place to the fullest.