Medieval castles in Asturias

San Martín Castle

San Martín Castle was built to the site of Roman fort in the 11th century. It was largely restored in the 15th century. Today the square three-storey tower exists as well as some walls. The other buildings date from the 19th century.
Founded: 11th century | Location: Soto del Barco, Spain

Tudela Castle

Tudela Castle was built to the ruins of Roman age fort in the 9th century and was demolished in 1383. Today only parts of tower and walls remain.
Founded: 10th century AD | Location: Santianes, Spain

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Fisherman's Bastion

Fisherman's Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church. It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902 on the plans of Frigyes Schulek. Construction of the bastion destabilised the foundations of the neighbouring 13th century Dominican Church which had to be pulled down. Between 1947–48, the son of Frigyes Schulek, János Schulek, conducted the other restoration project after its near destruction during World War II.

From the towers and the terrace a panoramic view exists of Danube, Margaret Island, Pest to the east and the Gellért Hill.

Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 896.

The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages. It is a viewing terrace, with many stairs and walking paths.

A bronze statue of Stephen I of Hungary mounted on a horse, erected in 1906, can be seen between the Bastion and the Matthias Church. The pedestal was made by Alajos Stróbl, based on the plans of Frigyes Schulek, in Neo-Romanesque style, with episodes illustrating the King's life.