Close to Matthias church is the ornate and quirky Fishermen’s Bastion (Halászbástya) – designed by Frigyes Schulek in neo-Romanesque neo-Gothic style.
The seven towers, while like a Disney style fantasy, actually represent the seven tribes of Hungarians when they settled down by the Danube in the Carpathian basin in 896.
The Fishermen’s Bastion never was used for military defensive purposes, it was created for only decorative reasons.
The building has many whimsical turrets, terraces, parapets and stairways giving an amazing view over Pest, the Parliament building and the river Danube.
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