Completed in 1902 in celebration of the 1,000th birthday of the Hungarian state, the Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the most visited sites in Budapest. With lookout towers, arched windows, and wide, sweeping staircases, the bastion was built to deliver a panoramic view of the Danube River and Pest side of the city.

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Visitors admire the view from one of the lookout towers

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An archway with a view

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Down below, across the Danube River, sits the Hungarian Parliament Building, the biggest and tallest building in Hungary

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Framing the Parliament Building

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Amid throngs of tourists, some guy in a medieval outfit had this hawk (or maybe falcon) out for show

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This mythical creature is carved into one of the northernmost towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion

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