The Beautiful Fisherman's Bastion.
Fishermen's bastion is one of the best-known sights of Budapest,and one of the symbols of the city . Its name can be explained by the tradition that its defense was the responsibility of the guild of fishermen,but it is more likely that it derived its name from the part of the town under it which was called the "Town of Fishermen". The Northern side of the wall-in the place of today's biggest tower-was closed down by a footpath and a staircase connecting the town to Castle. This was used by fishermen going to the fish market and Laszlo Hunyadi tried to escape from his prison through it in 1456. The section of the Castle wall,which is called the Fisherman's Bastion,was rebuilt according to the most modern principles of defence. When it cease to be a fortress after 1874 several plans were made to rebuild this section of the wall with bricks. The occasion came in the 1890s when Matthias Church was rebuilt and a pleasant neighborhood had to be made, worthy of the beautiful building. So the re-builder of the church,Frigyes Schulek desigend a neo-Gothic building onto the medieval town walls.
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