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The ornate gateway to the ancient Castle district, the Fisherman's Bastion offers views immediately over the Danube to the Pest side

Fishermans Bastion on Castle HillAnother great look out on the Buda side and this time surrounded by a wealth of old time sights of it’s own. If you turn immediately behind you after you’ve seen the view, walk past the first junction and continue on to a statue of a horse. The tradition is for those coming first and last of every graduation from the university to climb up and polish a certain part of the horse. We’ll leave you to find out just which part. Oh, and there’s St Matthias church up here as well which is very famous.
The first time we visited here we were shocked at just how clean and graffiti free everything is, especially coming from downtown Pest where the place is a riot of graffiti tags on every reachable space. There are plenty of tourist shops here but also a fine collection of up market restaurants and hotels (good value can of course be found elsewhere).

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