When i visited the beautiful city of Budapest in Hungary in 2011, i was especially stunned by the Fisherman’s bastion. We can reach it by taking a funicular ; it is on the castle’s hill. The architecture and the view from the Fisherman’s are magnificent.
The Fisherman’s Bastion was built between 1895 and 1902. It is a historical monument for the millennial Hungary. The name of the Fisherman’s Bastion is “Halaszbastya” in Hungarian. The architect Frigyes Schulek was inspired by the architectural style of the early medieval times.
The Bastion is constituted of six towers divided in two parts of three towers by the stair. The white stone towers are connected by two floors of hallways. From the hallways, we can admire a wonderful view of Budapest. Many statues are included in the Bastion. The most famous statue is the one of the first King of Hungary Etienne (Szent István) created by the Hungarian sculptor Alajos Stróbl.
Several theories explain the origin of the name : one says that the walls were protected by the fishermen who lived below the walls, others say that the name commemorates the fishermen who lived in Watertown by the river Danube and the third theory claims the name makes reference to the castle’s hilltop fish market which was next to the Matthias Church.
Sources : http://www.fishermansbastion.com/