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The Halászbástya Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈhɒlaːzbaːʃcɒ]or Fisherman's Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castlehill in Budapest, around Matthias Church. The Buda side castle wall was protected by the fishermen's guild and…
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Fishermen's Bastion is one of the most fascinating sights on Castle Hill. Although fishermen from Watertown (Víziváros) reputedly defended this part of the city during the Middle Ages, Fishermen’s Bastion was built in the 1890s and it’s purely decorative. Today, it's a favorite lookout.