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Central Pest

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Districts VI., VII. and VIII., named Terezvaros, Erzsébetváros, and Józsefváros respectively, form the Central Pest around the core Belváros district of V. Much like Belváros, they are full of ornate historic buildings from the 19th century, as well as many of the most famous attractions. The area also includes two major railway stations - Keleti, where most of the international and intercity trains arrive, and Nyugati, which in. al. connects the city with Liszt Ferenc Airport.

The main feature of Central Pest is Andrássy út, the avenue built to emulate the Champs-Élysées of Paris. It connects the Erzsébet Square in V. District and Heroes' Square in City Park. It crosses the körút (boulevard ringroad) at the always-busy Oktogon square, which got its name from its shape. At the end of Andrássy út the City Park (Városliget) is probably the most pleasant of Pest's districts and houses a number of interesting if low-key attractions often skipped by the package tour companies. The area is easily accessible with the yellow subway line (nearest station BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Hősök tere) and entry into the park, including the castle grounds, is free. This boulevard and its surroundings, include the Jewish Quarter. All this area, including the Underground Railway is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Understand[edit]

Jewish quarter[edit]

This area of the Hungarian capital is also known as the Jewish Quarter. It was established as such at the turn of the 19th century, when the Jewish community gathered in this district, along the road leading to the bridge that crosses the Danube. The center of this area became Kiraly Street. Budapest today is home to the largest Jewish community in Central Europe. This area one can find most of Budapest's site's of Jewish cultural heritage, like the "Synagogue Triangle". (This was also where in 1944 the Pest Ghetto was built.) At Dohany Street 2. you will find the world's second largest and Europe's largest synagogue, the Dohany Street Synagogue. The site of this building is also the birthplace of Theodor Herzl, Father of Zionism. In the garden is the Martyrs' Cemetery and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Adjacent to the temple is the Jewish Museum.

The second point of the Triangle is the synagogue on Rumbach Street, also known as "the little synagogue". The third point is the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue. This area is home to kosher shops and Budapest's only mikveh (ritual bath). This historic district, as a part of the city's rehabilitation strategy, has looked towards youth culture and tourism. Since 2002 some now very popular cafes, bars and summer music venues opened in buildings that were earlier considered for demolition: the Szimpla, the Gozsdu Mano Klub, or the Koleves (Stone Soup) to name a few. Since then the area, especially Kazinczy Street is not only known for its rich history and cultural heritage, but for its unique cultural present, with "ruin pubs", art and design shops, like the Kék Ló (Blue Horse)and Printa graphic design studio which incidentally also function as pubs/cafes. In 2002 this historic neighborhood bordered by Kiraly and Csanyi Street, Klauzal Square, Kisdiofa and Dohany Street and Karoly Boulevard was named the old Jewish Quarter of Pest and was entered into the UNESCO World Heritage Conservation Zone.

Get in[edit]

Budapest-Keleti

Getting into Central Pest is very easy; if you are arriving to Budapest by plane or by train this is where you will probably start your visit or at least you will need to pass by. Budapest's two main railway stations, Keleti and Nyugati, are in Central Pest.

  • 1 Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station), Baross tér (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: Keleti pályaudvar; bus: 5, 7, 7E, 8, 8A, 20E, 30, 30A, 107, 112, 133, 178, 230, 233, 239; tram: 24, trolley: 73, 76, 78, 79, 80, 80A; night bus: 907, 908, 931, 956, 973, 990). Station open daily 03:45-24:00, International cash desk in Business Waiting Room: Daily 6:00–21:15, Luggage storage Mo-Su: 03:30-23:30, Customer Service Office located beside track #9, open daily 04:00-23:30. Keleti, or "Eastern" railway station, grew to became Budapest's main railway terminal, handling the vast majority of international train, mostly coming actually from the west. A number of domestic trains also arrive at Keleti, again, mostly from the west. The station is served by both lines M2 and M4 of the Budapest metro. To navigate the rather vast station, you may want to take a look at the station map in PDF.
Budapest-Nyugati
  • 2 Nyugati pályaudvar (Budapest-Nyugati Railway Terminal, Western Railway Station), at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Váci Avenue. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Nyugati pályaudvar' or tram: 4, 6 or bus 9, 26, 91, 191, 226, 291). Nyugati (Hungarian for "western") is actually in the east of the city, but its name is due to that it used to serve western-oriented railway lines, which is no more the case, as the station is limited to handling domestic traffic, including this coming from the east like from Debrecen or Szeged. You may also end up there when coming from abroad, as the trains stopping at Ferihegy arrive here. You can use those trains to connect to bus 200E from Budapest Ferihegy International Airport. The bus-train combination is the quickest way to get to the city centre from the airport. The square in front of the station (predictably named Nyugati ter) also serves as a transport hub with several bus routes, tram routes 4 and 6, and a station on M3 line of the Budapest Metro.
  • From downtown take M1 or M2 metros.

Get around[edit]

Map of Budapest/Central Pest

  • All area is walkable.
  • Tram 4, 6 crossing the all district.

Parking[edit]

  • On Weekdays almost all part of the area is covered by paid street parking scheme.
  • 3 Józsefváros District Parking Enforcement (Józsefvárosi Közterületi és Parkolási Rendészet), VIII. Német u. 17-19 (From m4 ten mins walk or tram 4, 6 to stop Harminckettesek tere), +36 1 299-7000, fax: +36 1 314-6563, e-mail: . 09:00-17:00. Three parking zones. Zone #1( Palace neighborhood ) Ft440 per hour between 08:00-20:00, Zone #2 Ft265 per hour between 08:00-18:00, Zone #3 - Chip Card can be purchased here (Német u. 17) in units Ft5000, Ft10,000, Ft30,000. You can also pay with mobile or cash. See the zone map.

See[edit]

Erzsébetváros[edit]

Erzsébetváros (lit. "Elizabethtown") is traditional name of the VII. district. The name refers to Empress Elizabeth of Austria and Hungary, popularly known as Sissi. This is the smallest of Budapest's 23 districts, covering only 2 km².

Holy places[edit]

Dohány Street Synagogue in Elizabethtown
  • 1 Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum (Dohány utcai zsinagóga és a Zsidó Múzeum), VII. Dohány ut. 2-8 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Astoria), +36 1 343-0420, e-mail: . Mar-Oct, Su-Th: 10:00-18:00, F: 10:00-16:30; Winter 1.5h shorter. This synagogue is unique because of its size, and its two onion-shaped domes, which are forty-three meters high. Onion domes are typically found on Catholic churches, and Hungary is a very Catholic country. Perhaps Ludwig Förster, the architect, meant for it to blend in a bit. Adults: €8, students: €4, Budapest card: €7, for student: €3.5.
  • 2 Kazinczy Street Synagogue (Sasz-Chevra ortodox nagyzsinagóga, Kazinczy utcai zsinagóga), VII. Kazinczy u. 29-31 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Astoria ' or BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Opera). The city’s Orthodox Jewish congregation decided to build its own independent synagogue in 1909. Late Art Nouveau architecture, built between 1912–13, by the Löffler brothers. The most characteristic synagogue is part of a complex including a school and communal hall built in 1911. The façade of the synagogue which fronts onto Kazinczy Street is considered to be one of the outstanding works of Hungarian Late-Secessionist architecture. The interior of the house of worship also designed by the Loffler brothers. From all four corners staircases lead to the two-story female chorus. At the east (right) wall can be found the Ark of the Covenant with battlements. Also there are two artificial marble columns, the rabbi 's table and the reading desk for preprayer. Above this find you the symbol of kohanits the blessing hand and the Star of David. Also there the two tables of stone can be seen (Rákos Mano works). Middle of the room after five steps is the Torah reading platform. Fine pieces there the wrought iron grids by József Hochmann, the Ark of the Covenant and the carved benches age are originals made by Valkai István. The lights served with the hemispherical rosettes central chandelier and lamps on pillars of Wrought iron grid choirs, these lasts are in the shape of menorah.
Inside the Rumbach Street Synagogue
  • 3 Rumbach Street Synagogue (Rumbach utcai zsinagóga), VII. Rumbach Sebestyén utca 11-13 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Deák Ferenc tér'), +36 1 343 0420. The same yellow-orange motif found in it, as the Dohány Street great Synagogue is. This is the house of worship built for the 'status quo ante ' Jews who have Neolog's building did not pass. The 'status-quo' synagogue in Rumbach Street was built in 1872, to the design of the Viennese architect, Otto Wagner; it is the only building in Hungary to be designed by him. Built in the Romantic style, the synagogue evidences a strong eastern influence; its two towers remind one of the minarets so characteristic of Islamic architecture. The interior of the synagogue, intricately patterened and painted in Islamic style, is defined by the octagonal, spacious, high, decorative dome which holds eight slender iron columns. It was built not as an exact replica of, but as an homage to the style of the octagonal, domed Dome of the Rock Muslim shrine in Jerusalem The column capitals are decorated with Alhambra Moorish character. Gold, blue and red coloured reliefs can be found on the walls.
Parish Church of St Elizabeth
  • 4 Parish Church of St. Elizabeth (Árpád-házi Szent Erzsébet-plébániatemplom), VII. Rózsák tere, 8 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg 'Keleti pályaudvar' or Bus Nr. 7 (Rákóczi út - Hotel Hungária).), +36 1 3224 117. masses: - M-Sa 7:30; 18:00 , Su 7:30; 9:00; 11:00; 18:00 Confessional system: Fri 16:00-17:30 , Su 9:00- 9:40; 11:00-11:40; 1800-18:40. Office hours: M, W 15:00-18:00 Th 9:00-12:00 ,15:00-18:00.. The two south tower of the church height of 76 m, the building width is 21.6 m, length of 62 m, floor area of ​​1,800 m². Nearly 2,600 people were able to receive. The largest church in the VII. district The building features of the French Gothic style combines with the modern age technology solutions. This is a three- cross-shaped naves church with two towers on the northwest main facade. the temple's main gate and two side entrances lies between the two towers. Above the gate is a statue of St Elizabeth and a Gothic rose window framed with ceramics. The facade are decorated with Statue Figures: St Ladislaus, St Stephen and Mary.
  • 5 Fasori Reformed Church (Fasori református templom), VII. Városligeti fasor 7., +36 1 3427 311, +36 1 3224 499, e-mail: . Designed by Árkay Aladár. He used English and Finnish architectural effects. The front wall-face is covered by ceramic slabs decorated with motives of folk-art. This is repeated internally, under the organ, on the solid parapet which includes the pulpit. The four vaulted archways framing the interior carry a reinforced concrete structured dome. Musical events.
  • 6 Gyulai Pál Street Reformed Church (Gyulai Pál utcai Református templom), VII. Gyulai Pál u. 9. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg 'Blaha Lujza tér'or tram: 4, 6 to stop 'Blaha Lujza tér'), +36 1 2689612, e-mail: . worship on Sunday morning 11.30. Found in 1948. feb. It has 300 seats on a large prayer room. Sights: a 21sq m size three panes of glass representing Christ and the four evangelists (copy), there are three bells, the new bell is the largest, 710kg. Over the chorus is a round, depicting the crucified Christ, window made by Miksa Roth.
  • 7 Chapel of Our Lady of Hungary (Magyarok Nagyasszony Kápolna), Damjanich utca 50 (Bus 30, 30A, trolley 75, 79 to 'Damjanich utca / Dózsa György út').
  • 8 Fasori Lutheran Church (Fasori Evangélikus Egyházközség), VII. Damjanich u. 28/b (Bus 30, 30A, trolley 75, 79 to 'Damjanich utca / Dózsa György út'), +36 1 3222806, +36 6-20 7703700 (Mobil), e-mail: .

Other monuments[edit]

  • 9 Recreation Centre of Almássy Square (Almássy téri Szabadidőközpont , Almássy téri Úttörő és Ifjúsági Ház, Szabadidőközpont), VII. Almássy tér, 6. Closed. Visit only outside. A modern building designed by Eva Straub and Zoltán Jakab, the interior architect was Paul Somogyi. The five-storey building total floor area is ​​5,200 m². This has got a 470-person capacity grand hall, a chamber hall for 120 persons, a dance hall, smaller auditoriums, clubs and study circles rooms. There is a 25-m swimming pool on the basement. Within the walls of the leisure center vibrant community life going, but often moved to their programs to the square. Various courses, study groups, recreation programs, sports educations are organized. In addition, art exhibitions, classical music and theater performances, film screenings, dance evenings, pop music concerts are also held. Since 2007 planned rebuild for a hotel.
New York Palace, District VII., Elizabethtown
  • 10 Gozsdu Yard Complex (Gozsdu-udvar), VII. Király utca 13. and Dob utca 16. and Holló utca 10 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg 'Deak tér'). Include seven four-storey building (4,800 m²) and consists of six courtyards plus a four-storey building at Holló Street, 10. The building was built in 1901 by Gozsdu Foundation, designed by Czigler Gyõzõ.
  • 11 Hungaria bath (Hungária fürdő), VII.Dohány utca 44 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Blaha Lujza tér'). Once it was a traditional public bath. This was known as a Pest's third major bathhouse. Active since 1820s. Today could be see just the Dohány utca 44, heritage-listed Art Nouveau building, was erected in 1910, facade and part of its galleries. A significant part of the bath buildings were destroyed.
Klauzál Square market hall, Elizabethtown
  • 12 Klauzál Square market hall (Klauzál téri vásárcsarnok), VII. Akácfa u. 42-48. (tram: 4, 6 to 'Király utca'). M-F 07.00–20.00, Sa 07.00–15.00. Opened in 1897. Designed by Kommer József and Klunzinger Pál. Fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy products, flowers and food houses and stalls
  • 13 New York Palace (New York-palota), VII. Erzsébet körút 9 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Astoria), +36 1 886 6111. Formerly known as the New York Café, it is now a hotel.
  • 14 Roth Miksa Memorial House (Róth Miksa Emlékház), VII. Nefelejcs utca 26 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Keleti pályaudvar'), +36 1 341 6789.
  • 15 ING office building (ING Biztosító), VII. Dózsa György utca 84 b (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Hősök tere, 300 metres, south-eastwards on Felvonulási tér), +36 40 464464. 9:00–16:00. designed by Dutch architect Eric van Egeraat. Insurance company. Free.
  • 16 Veterinary History Collection (Állatorvosi Gyűjtemény), VII. István utca (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: Keleti pályaudvar three blocks away), +361 4784228, fax: +36 1 478-4227, e-mail: . W 13-16 (no login), other weekdays 8-16 (by appointment only), the University open: 30 Jun– 25 Jul and 25 Aug–1 Sept:M-Th 08.30-16.00, F 09.00-13.00, 1 Sept- 31 Oct. - the Library Building: M-W 08.00-18.00, Th 8.30-20.00, F 09.00-17.00, - the Reading Room M-W 08.30-18.00, Th 08.30-20.00, F 09.00-17.00. A part of the Universty Library of Faculty of Veterinary Science of the Szent István University.
Our Lady of Hungarians Church

Józsefváros[edit]

Józsefváros is traditional name of the VIII. district, literally meaning "Josephtown" and referring to Emperor Joseph II of Austria and Hungary. This area is a popular, with scores of students and several cafés and pizzerias. Keleti (Eastern) Railway Station is located at the junction of 7th, 8th and 14th districts.

Holy Places[edit]

  • 17 Our Lady of Hungarians Church (Rezső téri Magyarok Nagyasszonya templom), VIII. Rezső square (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Népliget' or BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Nagyvárad tér').
  • 18 Remembrance Reformed church (Emlékezet Temploma, Nagyvárad téri Református Egyházközség temploma), VIII. Üllői street 90 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Nagyvárad tér'). Consecrated in 1935.
  • 19 Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (Mária utcai Jézus Szíve Templom), VIII. Mária utca 25. (tram 4, 6 'Harminckettesek tere' or BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Kálvin tér'), +36 1 3183479, fax: +36 1 327 4056. Masses on Sundays and public holidays: 06:00, 07:00 08:00, 09:00,10:30, 12:00, 18:00 and 20:00, English-language Mass on every Saturday at 17:00 (summer Mass schedule: 17:30). The church was built between 1888 and 1909 according to plans by József Kauser. The Pest Heart of Jesus church is the central church of the Hungarian Jesuits.
St. Joseph's church
  • 20 St Joseph's Parish Church in Joseph Town (Szent József templom, Szent József Római katolikus plébániatemplom), VIII. Horváth Mihály tér 7. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Deák Ferenc tér take bus 9 or from BKV metro.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: Fővám tér take trolley 83 to Horváth Mihály tér), +36 1 3230221, fax: +36 1 3136313, e-mail: . Office hours: M 12:30-16:30, W 08:30-16:30, F 08:30-12:30. Monument. Built in 1797–1798, in copf style according by plan József Tallher, rebuilt by Kasselik Fidél in 1814, remodelled in eclectic style by Elek Barcza in 1891-1895.
Interior of St Joseph's church
Chapel of Saint Roch
  • 21 Chapel of St Roch (Szent Rókus kápolna), VIII. Rákóczi út 31 (trolley 74 to stop Nagy Diófa utca, bus 5, 7, 8, 8a, 112, 178 to stop Uránia, or M2 Blaha Lujza tér and ten mins walk), e-mail: . M-Th 06:50-17:45, F 06:50-12:00. Built as part of the Hospital of St Roch. Already in 4th century was here a small, early Christian, so called "trichora" form, similar like in Pécs, (which is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage list), cemetery chapel.(not proved). In fact in 1711 built a chapel for the patron saint of St Roch (to eliminate the devastating plague). Expanded after the 1739-40 plague epidemic, giving thanks to God and the patron Saint, because this epdemic avoided Pest City. In 1746 the city council had built a hermitage on the back wall of the sanctuary. The last hermit of St Roch, Andreas, died in 1810, and was buried in the Servite's crypt. Between 1751 and 1765 built the tower and the sacred statues of the facade. This place became a permanent center annual ceremonies and processions. In 1797, at the time of built the Public Hospital,- the chapel was renovated, a music gallery was built over the entrance, developed the final form of the spire, two new bells was donated by Vicar Board. The sanctuary is decorated with monumental painted stone images, made by Esther Matthioni in 1963. Here can be see on the left wall, the image of St Roch and on the right, image of St Rosalia. On pedestal of the new altar is a wood sculpture composition. There is on left St Roch with a stick and a dog, on right plague patients, on the back the cave of Nativity (at Christmas time it is turned for front side). The crypt decoration also works of Mattioni Esther: The painted Agnus Dei stone altar, on the floor pics of the seasons with zodiac and Christian symbols. The shrine valuable objects are: the relic of tree of the Cross of Christ, and relics Saints of Roch, Sebastian and Rosalie. A particularly valuable treasure is a ​​silver chalice, made around mid 18th century decorated with pictures of the three "plague" Saints of Roch, Sebastian and Rosalie. Over the side of the altar is an image of Mary of Czestochowa (Poland)in 18th century, At the entrance is a statue of Mary also in 18th century, Outside column before ake the chapel is a statue of the Immaculata ( the memory of the publication of Immaculate Conception dogma) made in1867. Also at the entrance can be found a statuette of Miraculous medal of the Immaculate Virgin, a work of Károly Antal, in 1944. Right next to chapel is a stone cross. The facade decorated with statues of the saints (Roch, Gellert, John of Nepomuk, Laszlo, Elizabeth, Stephen, Margaret, Emeric and Rosalia). On the left (of the facade) placed a memory plate about the Big Pest flood (1838).
  • 22 Reformed church (Református templom és parókia), VIII. Salétrom u. 5. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg or tram 4, 6 to Rákóczi tér), +36 1 333 1118, e-mail: . Tu, Th 15:00-18:00, M, W 10:00-13:00, Masses Su 9:00, 10:30. A monument building.
National Museum

Museums[edit]

The National Museum is well worth visiting for the interior itself
  • 23 National Museum (Nemzeti Múzeum), VIII. Múzeum körút 14/16 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Astoria Or BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Kálvin tér), +36 1 338-2122, e-mail: . Tu-Su 10:00-18:00 Mar-Oct, 10:00-17:00 Nov-Mar. Not to be confused with the Hungarian National Gallery (Nemzeti Galéria), located in Buda Castle. Founded in 1802 by Count Ferenc Széchenyi, whose manuscript, map, numismatic and print collections formed its initial core holdings, the Hungarian National Museum was designed and built by the popular architect Mihály Polláck between 1837-1847. When it opened, it was the fourth largest museum in Europe and the first public museum in the Hungarian capital. The building became the symbol of the 1848-1849 Revolution so every year on the National Day (March 15) usually commemoration held here. However, it was far enough from the city proper that sometimes loose cattle from the weekly Kálvin tér market wandered into the museum.
    Before entering, take note of the museum's exterior, a fine example of neoclassical architecture, with an exceptional portico. Eight Corinthian columns support a frieze with an ornamental cornice and a large pediment. The pediment features the allegorical figure of Pannonia (Pannonia was the Roman name for the Hungarian lands) sitting with the Hungarian coat of arms on her shield, surrounded on either side by Science and Art.
    The exterior of the museum is also significant for what has taken place there. According to a popular urban legend during the 1848 revolutions that swept through Central Europe, on 15 March, Sándor Petőfi (perhaps Hungary's most famous patriotic poet) recited his emotionally gripping poem called "National Song" to a large crowd from the left pillar of the National Museum's exterior staircase. This poem pleaded with the nation to liberate Hungary from the Habsburg oppression. Not everyone was impressed. The director of the museum recorded in his diary that a noisy mob had gathered outside the building that day, disturbing his work so much that he left for home.
    Major acquisitions and collections donated by the Kubinyi, Pyrker, Marczibányi and Jankovich families rapidly expanded the museum's holdings. Late in the 19th century some collections were separated from the general holdings to form new specialized museums such as the Museums of Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Natural Science and Ethnography. Today the museum's five major divisions (archaeology, Middle Ages, modern era, numismatics, historical paintings), two permanent exhibitions, and archaeological library (with over 100,000 volumes!) make it one of the richest museums in Central Europe.
    €5.5, €3, photo €2, concert €5, Budapest-card discount.
Natural History Museum
  • 24 Natural History Museum (Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum), VIII. Ludovika tér 2-6 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Klinikák), +36 1 2101085, e-mail: . W-M:10:00-18:00. Mainly minerals at display in the historic building of the old Ludovika Military Academy. Permanent Exhibitions Ft1600, Dinos from Argentina (temporarly) Ft1950, Dinosaur Garden Ft400. Students about half..
National Educational Library and Museum
  • 25 National Educational Library and Museum (Országos Pedagógiai Könyvtár és Múzeum), VIII. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Népliget'), +36 1 323 5513, e-mail: . Tu-F 10:00-18:00, Sa 10:00-14:00. Main objects of the exhibition:18th-century university physics demonstration equipment used for teaching, ​​Hevelius's celestial sphere (made in 1728), Baroque balancing doll, the Leyden jar, Jedlik Ányos experimental instruments (dynamo discharge device), Eötvös Loránd University tutor instruments (double scales, pendulum elbow, electric meters). Also the collection includes: more than 39 thousand photos and 24 thousand Historical documents.
  • 26 Music School and Nursery Museum (Józsefvárosi Zeneiskola és Bölcsődemúzeum), VIII. Nap utca 33., Nagytemplom utca 1-3. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Corvin-negyed' or bus 9, trolley 83 to stop 'Horváth Mihály tér'), +36 1 3343781, e-mail: . Secretariat of the school open: Tu, Th 08:00-16:00, W 8:00-18:00, F: 8:00-14:00 ask there about the museum or musical events. Listed Building. Built by Miklós Ybl, 1875. Neo-Renaissance-style building. Between 1910 and 1945 here worked the Institute Simor. The Sisters of Charity of St Vincent, the "grey Nenes", was operated as nursery, kindergarten and elementary school.
  • 27 Flag Museum (Zászlómúzeum), VIII. József krt. 68. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Corvin-negyed'), +36 1 334-0159, e-mail: . Tu-F 11-18, Sa-Su 11-15. Founded in 1985. This shows the symbols of present-day countries and administrations. Here's also a nearly 17,000-piece collection of postcards.
  • 28 Museum of Funeral (Kegyeleti Szakgyűjtemény), VIII. Fiumei út 16, Bldg. 'C' (See at Kerepesi Cemetery), +36 1 3235239, e-mail: . M-Th 10:00-15:00, F 10:00-13:00. Budapesti Temetkezési Intézet ZRt.
  • 29 Gas Museum (Gázmúzeum), VIII. II. János Pál pápa tér (former Köztársaság tér) 20. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'II. János Pál pápa tér ' or tram 28, 37 to stop 'II. János Pál pápa tér'), +36 1 4771347, e-mail: . Mo 9am to 11am, Tu-Sa on prior notice. Industrial history museum about the Hungarian natural gas industry's past and development. Free.
  • 30 Classical Music Collection (Pálffy Palace, Fővárosi Szabó Ervin Könyvtár Zenei Gyűjteménye), VIII. Ötpacsirta u. 4 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Kálvin tér'). Former Pálffy Palace. - Hungary's largest public music library.
  • 31 Radio Museum (Rádiómúzeum), VIII. Bródy Sándor utca 5-7. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Astoria' Or BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Kálvin tér'), +36 1 328-8844, e-mail: . By appointment.
  • 32 Museum of Police History (Rendőrség-történeti Múzeum), VIII. Mosonyi utca 7. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Keleti'), +36 1 4772183, e-mail: . Tu-Su 09:00-17:00. Crime history exhibition. History of the police More.

Others[edit]

Gutenberg-home, Józsefváros
  • 33 Gutenberg-home (Gutenberg-otthon), VIII. Gutenberg tér (tram 4, 6 to 'Rákóczi tér' or BKV metro.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Rákóczi tér'). Art Nouveau building under monument protection. Built in 1907. This is a size of imposing, richly elaborated in detail, four-story building. There were rental apartmants, in smaller extent the printers' trade association's premises, library, and also the assembly hall for performances. On the ground floor facing the street of shops housed. Here can you see one of the most beautiful Budapest's staircase
Józsefváros Railway Station
  • 34 Józsefváros Railway Station (Józsefvárosi pályaudvar), VIII. Orczy tér (Tram 24, 28, 37 to ' Orczy tér '). It was a historic 'head' railway station. Built in1867. Between 1885-1936 worked exclusively as a freight station. Later for passenger transport used for decades. Closed in the end of 2005. Entry only at Gate #10, and You will need a permissson.
Eötvös Loránd University
  • 35 Eötvös Loránd University (Hungarian: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem), VIII. Múzeum körút (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Astoria. Opposite Hotel Astoria, and between the National Museum and a modern office block.). It was founded in 1635 by Péter Pázmány, Cardinal Archbishop of Esztergom. The university is one of Hungary's most widely recognized institutions of higher education. The campus of the Faculty of Humanities is situated among historic walls, and is attended by nearly 8,000 students and a vibrant international student community from all over the world. The former library and study of Loránd Eötvös, the famous Hungarian physicist and eponymous founder the university, had his library and study in Building "D", but several other hidden treasures can be found at the Faculty. It is worth dropping by for a short visit. Visitors can rest in the lush Trefort Garden or have a refreshment in the popular Bölcsész Terasz, an open-air cultural garden that has musical performances as well as food.
  • 36 Semmelweis University (Hungarian: Semmelweis Egyetem), VIII. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Kávin tér'). is the oldest medical school in Hungary. The faculty became an independent medical school after the Second World War and developed into a university teaching medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences, health management, physical education, and sport sciences. Established in 1769, there is the portrait of Maria Theresa in the Assembly Hall of the University still commemorates the founding of the Medical Faculty by the Empress of Austria-Hungary more than 230 years ago, forging a continuous link in the education and training of medical students.
  • 37 Academy of Drama and Film (Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem), VIII. Vas u. 2/c (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Blaha'), +36 1 318 8111. This is the central teaching building. Built in 1942-1944 to National Alliance Christian Youth Association headquarter. The college has been here since 1951. Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest on Wikipedia University of Theatre and Film Arts (Q1303297) on Wikidata
    • 38 Teaching building of the Film and Television major faculty (A Film- és Televízió főtanszak oktatási épülete), Szentkirályi utca 32/a (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: Kálvin tér). Former Countess Károlyi Palace. After 1971-1972's complete reconstruction converted into a school building.
    • 39 Main theater faculty teaching building, Urania house (Színházi Főtanszak oktatási épülete, URÁNIA ház), Rákóczi út 21 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Blaha' or bus 5, 7, 8, 8A, 112,178 to stop 'Urania'). built based on the plans of Henrik Schmahl, 1895. Protected Monument. Previously operated as a nightclub, later became a theater and the beginning of the 1920s as a cinema. The upper levels (II-VI floor) from the beginning of theatrical education served
  • 40 Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library (Wenckheim Palace, Fővárosi Szabó Ervin Könyvtár Központi Könyvtára), VIII. Szabó Ervin tér 1. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Kálvin tér'), +36 1 411 5000. Former Wenckheim Palace. Exhibit of 'the Budapest Collection'
  • 41 The main building of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Faculty of Humanities (Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem, Pesti Theológiai Akadémia), VIII. Reviczky u. 4 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Kálvin tér'). Former Theological Academy of Pest. Opened in 1855. Degree programs anglistics, germanistics, Eastern Languages ​​and Cultures, Japanese language, Communication and Media Studies, Hungarian, psychology, sociology, history
  • 42 Centre for Foreign Languages (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Idegennyelvi Továbbképző Központ), VIII. Rigó utca 16 (M4 'Rákóczi tér' , bus 9, trolley 83 to 'Harminckettesek tere'). the oldest and "authentic" language examination place in Hungary
Map of Kerepesi Cemetery
  • 43 Kerepesi Cemetery (Nemzeti Pantheon (Kerepesi temető, Kerepesi temető, Kerepesi úti temető, Fiumei úti temető, korábban Mező Imre úti temető, Fiumei úti Nemzeti Sírkert), VIII. Fiumei út 16 (Tram 37 'Magdolna utca'), +36 1 3235231, +36 1 3235229, fax: +36 1 3235231. open: Oct-Feb 07:30-17:00, Mar 07:00-17:30, Apr 07:00-19:00, May, Jun and Jul 07:00-20:00, Aug 07:00-19:00. Sep 07:00-18:00. one of the most famous cemeteries in Hungary, with mausoleums for the most reputable historical personalities. An 56-hectare natural park (Arboretum) with 80 to 100 year old sycamore and 60-year-old horse chestnut tree lines and also with linden trees and acacias. bird lovers can watch here Sparrowhawk, Tawny owl, Long-eared owl, flycatcher, warbler, Mistle thrush, Common Buzzard. Also in the cemetery is the Museum of Funeral what is a Burial Funeral Professional Collection, the country's only museum of this type
Batthyány mausoleum, Kerepesi Cemetery
    • 44 Batthyany Mausoleum (Batthyány-mauzóleum), VIII. Kerepesi Cemetery (NW part of the cemetery). Mausoleum of Batthyány family. Built in eclectic style by Schikedanz Albert, between 1872-1873.
    • 45 Deák Ferenc Mausoleum (Deák Ferenc mauzóleuma), VIII. Kerepesi Cemetery (Mid part of the Cemetery). Built in eclectic style around 1880.
    • 46 Ganz Abraham Mausoleum (Ganz Ábrahám mauzóleum), VIII. Kerepesi Cemetery (SW corner of the Cemetery). Built by Ybl Miklós, between 1868-1869
    • 47 Kossuth Lajos Mausoleum (Kossuth Lajos mauzóleuma), VIII. Kerepesi Cemetery (West part of the Cemetery). Built in eclectic style by Gerster Kálmán between 1903-1909.
    • 48 Rupp Mausoleum (Rupp-mauzóleum), VIII. Kerepesi Cemetery (Near to SW corner of the Cemetery). Mausoleum of Rupp family. Built in romantic style.
  • 49 Mikszáth Kálmán Statue (Mikszáth Kálmán szobra), VIII. Mikszáth Kálmán tér (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Kálvin tér' or tram 4, 6 to stop 'Harminckettesek tere'). Kocsis András, 1960,
  • 50 Former House of Parliament (Régi Országház), VIII. Bródy Sándor utca (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Astoria' Or BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Kálvin tér'). Design of Miklós Ybl, Today the Italian Cultural Institute in Budapest
  • 51 Art Colony in Budapest (Százados úti művésztelep), VIII. Százados út (tram 1 to 'Hős utca'). This is Budapest's first artist colony, Europe's oldest continuous art colony. Fifteen ground-level house built with twenty art galleries at the edge of time in Budapest. Cemetery, railway and military barracks were separated from the city.
  • 52 Vas Street 9-11 Monument Buildings (Vas utca 9–11 Műemléképületek), VIII. Vas utca 9–11 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Blaha' or bus 5, 7, 8, 8A, 112,178 to stop 'Urania'). Designed by Béla Lajta. Now this is a Trade School (formerly: Higher Trade Count István Széchenyi boys' school) building
  • 53 Botanic Garden (Füvészkert, Budapesti Botanikuskert Természetvédelmi terület), VIII. Illés u. 25 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Klinikák'), +36 1 2101074, fax: +36 1 3140535, e-mail: . Apr 1st to Oct 31st: daily 9:00-17:00. Botanic Garden of the Eötvös Loránd University. Main attractions: the country's first Victoria's house with a large pool tropical include the extraordinarily beautiful giant Amazon and Paraguay lilies. Also important sights are the fern pine trees whiches over 150 years old, and the orchids, ferns and cactus collections. A couple monuments also visible here Ft850 (2014).
Drexler Palace, the former Institute of Ballet

Terézváros[edit]

This is traditional name of the VI. district. "Teréz" refers to Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and Hungary.

  • 54 Budapest Stock Exchange (Budapesti Értéktőzsde (BÉT)), VI. Andrássy út 93 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Bajza utca), +36 1 429-6700, e-mail: . M-F 09:00-17:00. Re-opened in 1990. The key institution of Hungarian financial markets and the official trading venue for publicly offered securities.
  • 55 Former Institute of Ballet (Balettintézet), VI. Andrássy út 27 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Opera). This was the former Drechsler Palace.
St. Teresa of Avila Church
  • 56 St. Teresa of Avila Church (Avilai Szt.Teréz templom), VI. Pethő Sándor utca 2. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Opera), +36 1 342 0534. Founded 1777 in a wooden farmland building. Stone church build in 1801-1809. Inside finished in 1831, by Mihály Pollack.
  • 57 Bencur House (Bencur Ház), VI. Benczúr u. 27. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Bajza utca), +36 1 322 4240, e-mail: . Built in 1880's. This is a three-storey mansion. Here is now on the 2nd and 3rd floor the Post Museum, also here is the Bencur Cafe and Restaurant (Tel.(20) 928 5037)
Peek behind the Nyugati terminal building to find this charming little gem of a courtyard
  • 58 Nyugati pályaudvar (Budapest-Nyugati Railway Terminal, Western Railway Station), at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Váci Avenue. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Nyugati pályaudvar' or tram: 4, 6 or bus 9, 26, 91, 191, 226, 291). Designed planned by August de Serres and was built by the Eiffel Company, the station opened on 28 October 1877, replacing the previous one razed to make place for the Nagykörút (Grand Boulevard). The station building retains the atmosphere of bygone days, in particular the ticket hall. There is a corridor between the main station entrance and McDonald's on the right-hand side of the main entrance. Formerly the station restaurant, this McDonald's is reputed to be the most elegant in the world. Apart from the ornate lighting, ceiling mouldings and general décor of the fast-food restaurant, Nyugati station McDonald's has a McCafé on the mezzanine floor, serving coffee and cakes in a more comfortable environment than the lower floor. Also worth mentioning is the Royal Waiting Room, built for Emperor Franz Joseph I. This can be found about 100 m on the left-hand side after entering the main station hall behind a pair of high doors. Beside the railway station and partially above its open area there is the WestEnd City Center shopping mall.
Anker Palace
  • 59 Anker Palace (Anker Palota), Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 1-3 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Deák tér').
  • Andrássy Avenue (Andrássy út), Andrássy út (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: various stations). This is an iconic boulevard in Budapest, dating back to 1872. It links Erzsébet Square with the Városliget. Lined with spectacular Neo-renaissance mansions and townhouses featuring fine facades and interiors, it was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2002. It is also one of Budapest's main shopping streets, with fine cafes, restaurants, theatres, and luxury boutiques. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Notable spots here: Hungarian State Opera House, Drechsler House, The "Pest Broadway": a junction of Nagymező utca with four exquisite theatres at its four corners, Franz Liszt square: a square with the Academy of Music and a multitude of cafés, Oktogon: junction with Grand Boulevard, House of Terror (Terror Háza): commemorating the two main oppressing regimes in Hungary, Fascism and Communism, and their victims (website, ÁVH), Franz Liszt Memorial House and the old Academy of Music, Zoltán Kodály Memorial House, College of Fine Arts, Ferenc Hopp East-Asian Art Museum, Heroes' Square: the entrance of the City Park, with the Millennium Monument, the Palace of Art (Budapest), the Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest), Recently opened world famous luxury fashion shops like Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Gucci and more.
  • 60 State Opera House (Magyar Állami Operaház), VI. Andrássy ut 22 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Opera), +36 1 8147408, e-mail: . Built between 1875-1884 by the premier Hungarian architect of the day, Miklós Ybl, who also worked on nearby St Stephen's Cathedral. Cheapest opera on the planet: a full blooded production costs €1.50 in the upper rows. +phone=+36 1 8147225 Tour €3.3, To stage €1.5, Operaball: €30-300.
  • 61 Kodály Museum (Kodály Zoltán Emlékmúzeum és Archívum), VI. Andrássy út 87-89. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: 'Kodály körönd'), +36 1 352-7106, e-mail: . W, Th, F 10:00-12:00, 12:00-16:30. The flat consisted of four front rooms with conveniences. The furnishing was practical rather than luxurious; its individuality and charm was given by the taste of its residents. The rooms were decorated with folk ceramics and embroideries (souvenirs from the folk song collecting trips), and with keepsakes of the long-lasting artistic career: statues, laurel wreaths, programs of prominent performances abroad, as well as pictures of the closest family members and contemporary colleagues. Adult €3, €1.5.
  • 62 Liszt Museum (Liszt Ferenc Emlékmúzeum és Kutatóközpont), VI. Vörösmarty utca 35 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Vörösmarty utca), +36 1 322-9804, e-mail: . M-F: 10:00-18:00, Sa:09:00-17:00. Home of Ferenc Liszt, most famous Hungarian composer. Collection of his personal objects and instruments can be visited. - Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre was opened in September, 1986 in the building of the Old Academy of Music. There are : Entrance room - Dining room, - Study bedroom, - Drawing room, - Concert hall Adult €4.4, €2, Audioguide €2.4.
  • 63 Ferenc Hopp Museum of East Asian Arts (Hopp Ferenc Kelet-Ázsiai Művészeti Múzeum), VI. Andrássy út 103. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Bajza utca), +36 1 322-8476. Tu-Su: 10:00-18:00. The Hopp Museum of more than twenty thousand objects such as custody, which is related to the Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Islamic culture. And additionally also has two large collections of Chinese and Japanese culture. Adults Ft1200, students & pensioners Ft600.
  • 64 György Ráth Museum (Ráth György Múzeum), VI. Városligeti fasor 12 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Bajza utca), +36 1 342-3916, e-mail: . F-Su: 10AM-6PM. Permanent exhibitions Hamvas őszibarack és mohamedánkék - the art of Chinese ceramics, Oriental collecting in Hungary; Ukiyo-e - Japanese woodcuts from the Count Péter Vay collection; György Ráth memorial room Adults Ft1000, students and pensioners Ft500, family Ft2300.
The House of Terror
  • 65 Museum of Terror's House or House of Terror (Terror Háza), VI. Andrássy út 60 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Vörösmarty; Corner of Csengery Street, a few hundred metres from Oktogon). Tu-Su 10:00-18:00. The building in the block of "Andrássy út 60." was used both by Nazis and the communist-led Political Police/State Security Police as headquarters. In the basement a labyrinth of prisons was created. Many people were jailed and starved or beaten to death here. 2002, the "house of fear" was converted into a stylish but depressing museum about Nazi and communist terror which helps visitors to understand Hungary's 20th century. Each room has a paper flyer in English or Hungarian. You can also rent an audioguide at the front desk for an extra fee. Adult Ft3000, Reduced 1500 HUF.
  • 66 Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Goldmuseum (Aranymúzeum), VI. Andrássy út 110 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: 'Bajza utca'), +36 1 482 3190, e-mail: . Tu-Su 11:00-17:00. Has the leading collection in Europe of southeast Asian gold artifacts from the 1st millennia BC Adult €12, €6, over 70 years free.

Do[edit]

Baths[edit]

  • 1 Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal Spa, VII. Erzsébet körút 43-49 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Oktogon further tram: 4-6), +36 1 479-4000, fax: +36 1 479-4333, e-mail: . A symbol of history, culture, architecture and the tradition of hospitality opens its doors in all its original splendour. The Royal Spa has been beautifully restored to its original splendour and now offers the latest state-of-the-art spa facilities and treatments. The Royal Spa is one of the most expensive in Budapest. It is a spectacle of opulence and luxury in the amazing art deco setting. Included in the price is bath robe, towels, lockers, hydromassage, fruit juices and water. Although expensive it is a truly unforgettable experience. day pass €35.

Rent bicycles[edit]

  • 2 TreeHugger Dans Bookstore & Cafe, Lázár u. 16 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Opera), +36 70 5162716, e-mail: . M-F: 09:30-18:30 Sa-Su:10:00-16:00. summer daily 9:30-20:00. - Used English bookstore, bicycle rental and coffee shop. Smoke free and the staff is very friendly even if the book prices are extortionate. A good place to pick up a local city map with fresh recommendations.
  • 3 Yellow Zebra Bikes, Lázár utca 16 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Opera), +36 1 269384. Ap-Oct: 9AM-8:30PM Nov-Feb: 9AM-7PM. Rents bicycle and also provides bicycle tours of the city €2-6 depend of type; €10-16 more than half day (same day return).

Cinemas[edit]

Uránia Corvin
  • 4 Cinema Corvin (Corvin Mozi), VIII. Corvin köz 1 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Corvin-negyed, tram 4, 6 to stop Corvin-negyed), +36 1 4595050. Cash Desk Open: Weekdays: 13:30; Weekends: 9:30. - Films on weekdays between 14.00-22.00, on weekends 10.00-22.00. Covered parking underground garage free for three hours with ticket. Tickets Ft1490, 3D films Ft1890. Discount on Wednesday: Ft1050, 3D Ft 1490.
  • 5 Cinema Művész (Művész Mozi), Teréz körút 30 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg, tram: 4, 6 station/stop Oktogon), +36 1 3326726. 11:00-23:30. This is probably the most popular “Art Mozi” theatre in Budapest. Many Hungarian movies are on show with English subtitles; ask for them at the desk. Ft920-1050.
  • 6 Movie Museum Örökmozgó (Örökmozgó Filmmúzeum), Erzsébet krt. 39 (tram: 4, tram 6, stop Király utca), +36 1 342-2167, e-mail: . “Perpetual motion” (that’s what the name means) is your best choice if you’re in mood to see a movie from the times when Leonardo DiCaprio was a child. Most of the oldies speak their original language and are subtitled in Hungarian.
  • 7 Uránia National Movie Theatre (Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház, Rákóczi út 21, metro 2 station Blaha Lujza tér, tickets Ft890-990), VIII. Rákóczi út. 25 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Astoria), +36 1 486-3400, +36 1 486-3413, e-mail: . Daily 10:30–22:30. Combines mainstream European artistic movies with new Hungarian films, the latter ones sporadically subtitled in English. €4-5.

Parks[edit]

  • 8 Orczy garden (Orczy-kert), VIII. Orczy út 1. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Nagyvárad tér). one of Budapest's biggest gardens. This is actually a park. There is soccer-, running- and basketball courts, entertainment areas, walking trails and a lake.

Ice skating[edit]

  • 9 WestEnd City Center, Váci út 1-3 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Nyugati), +36 1 2387777. from Oct or Nov until Mar. There is a rink on the top of WestEnd mall. It is smaller, but it usually less crowded than the rink at City Park.

Tennis[edit]

  • 10 Tennis Centre (Előre Tenisz Centrum), VIII. Sport u. 2. (tram 1 to stop 'Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion'), +36 20 944-5847, +36 1 461-6500. M-F 06:00-22:00, Sa and Su 7:00-21:00.

Theatres[edit]

Budapest Operetta Theatre
  • 11 Belvárosi Theatre (Belvárosi Színház), VII. Károly krt. 3/A. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Astoria), +36 1 266-7130, e-mail: . Operetta performances start at 20.30 o'clock. is qualified for performances, chamber- concerts, shows, award and graduation ceremonies, press conferences, professional presentations, seminars, conferences, ordinary meetings, fashion shows, auctions, associate meetings and conferences.
  • 12 Budapest Operetta Theatre (Budapesti Operett Színház), VI. Nagymezõ utca 19 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Opera or tram: 4, 6 station/stop Oktogon). The Operetta Theatre performs old-fashioned operettas for the nostalgic hearted and tries to be Madách's main rival in musicals. tickets Ft950-15000.
  • 13 Central European Dance Theatre (Bethlen Square Theatre, Közép-Európa Táncszínház, Bethlen Téri Színház), VII. Bethlen Gábor tér 3 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: station Keleti Pályaudvar, Trollley 78), +36 1 3427163, e-mail: . The Bethlen Gallery holds photo exhibition. CEDT's company performs renowned contemporary dance theatre. Ft1,200; senior Ft700; student Ft800.
  • 14 Theatre Erkel (Erkel Színház), VIII. János Pál pápa tér 30 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Blaha Lujza tér or/and Tram 28, 37 II. János Pál pápa tér or bus 99 Kiss József utca), +36 1 333 010. Open 2014?. the Opera's chamber theatre is closed due to reconstruction. Being the largest public building in the city for decades, it was made part of the Hungarian State Opera House in 1951.
  • 15 Eva Ruttkai Theatre (Ruttkai Éva Színház), VIII. Kálvária tér 6 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Klinikák' 600 m), +36 1 215-5020, e-mail: . Since 2009 working here the Eva Ruttkai Theatre
  • 16 Fészek theater (Fészek Színház), VIII. Orczy út 46-48, +36 30 650-0259, e-mail: .
  • 17 Theatre Madách (Madách Színház), VII. Erzsébet körút 29-33 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Blaha Lujza tér, tram: 4, 6 stop Wesselényi utca), +36 1 478 2000, e-mail: . 10.00-12.30 & 13.00-18.30. If you want to see the Hungarian version of blockbuster musicals like The Phantom of the Opera or Producers, this is your place. Madách is widely popular among musical fans, and some of their recent shows have been critically acclaimed, so book well in advance. €6-30.
  • 18 Magyar Theatre (Magyar Színház,Hungarian Theatre (former National Theatre, volt Nemzeti Színház)), VII. Hevesi Sándor square 4 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: 'Vörösmarty utca', trolley 73, 74, or 76 to Izabella utca stop or BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Blaha Lujza tér'), +36 1 341-3849, e-mail: . M-F 10:00-18:00. Designed by Adolf Láng, and founded by the Rákosi-Beöthy family was built in 1897 in the then-suburban Izabella (today Hevesi Sándor) square. The premiere was on 16 October 1897. The two-storied auditorium had 996 seats. In 1914, the theater was rebuilt by architect Laszlo Editor, at time a new hall was built. The last big remodelling happened in 1964-66, when it was rebuilt according to the plans of architect Alexander Azbej. The new building was built Žilina's (Slovakia) pyrogranite. The facades are decorated with a relief consisting of 757 elements which is Gyula Illes sculptor's work. In the foyer is located a large mosaic image, its showing a woman Greek chorus. The actor's lounge inlaid decorative wall picture made by Szinte Gabor painter, stage designer. The auditorium capacity 665 people today. Ft4000-12,000 (2014) discount with Hungary Card.
  • 19 Maladype theater (Maladype Színház (Bázis)), VIII. Mikszáth Kálmán tér 2 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: 'Kálvin tér'), +36 20 531-9103, e-mail: .
  • 20 Ódry theater (Ódry Színpad), VIII. Vas u. 2/c (Bus 5, 7, 8, 8A, 112, 178 to stop 'Uránia'), +36 1 338-4758, e-mail: .
  • 21 Örkény Theater (Örkény István Színház), VII. Madách I. tér 6. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Deák Ferenc tér'), +36 1 267-3770.
  • 22 R.S.9. theater (R.S.9. Színház), VII. Rumbach S. u. 9. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Deák Ferenc tér' or M2 Astoria), +36 1 269-6609.
  • 23 Spinoza Restaurant-Theatre-Gallery-Café-Winter Garden, VII. Dob u. 15. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Astoria), +36 1 4137489, fax: +36 1 4137488, e-mail: . Klezmer concert every Fridays (Sabbathsong) from 19:00 3 course dinner for Ft7,500 p.p.(2014).
Hungarian State Opera House
  • 24 State Opera or Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Állami Operaház), VI. Andrássy út, 22 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: 'Opera'), +36 1 814 7100, e-mail: . guided tours - every 3PM and 4PM. It is home to the Budapest Opera Ball, a society event dating back to 1886. Before the closure of "Népszínház" in Budapest, it was the second largest opera building in Budapest. Today it is the largest Opera building in Budapest and Hungary. But even if tickets are expensive you will enjoy the performance even if you're not an opera buff. You can get cheaper tickets during the summer when there often are opera festivals. Most operas are in Italian, but at the State Opera they subtitle the entire performance in Hungarian. The hall is beautiful and in its original state. On the balcony surrounding the hall they have put the name of every classic opera performed there into the wood. It has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Appropriate dress: suits or sport coats for men, dress or skirt/blouse for women. However formal wear to backpacker wear is seen during the week. One of Europe's architecturally most breathtaking opera house's company performs traditional opera and ballet. The quality of its huge repertoire is not always up to international standards, but if you don't expect too much, you will spend a decent night. Cheaper tickets offering reduced visibility are a good deal if you don't want to pay Ft2,500 for the official guided tour to the building. The company also performs at Theatre Thália. Tours €3.4, just to stage €2.4 kabin or box seats: €17-27..
  • 25 Theatre Thália (Thália Színház), VI. Nagymező u. 22-24 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Oktogon, or tram: 4,6 station/stop Oktogon, Trolley 70, 78), +36 1 312-4230. M-F 10.00-21.00 Sa-Su 14.00-19.00. Play areas: Main Stage, Microscope stage, New Studio, Arizona Studio Ft2,900-4,900.

Buy[edit]

Banks[edit]

  • 1 CIB Bank, VI. Bajcsy−Zsilinszky út 5−7 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: 'Bajcsy−Zsilinszky út'), +36 1 4231000, fax: +36 1 4896201. M-Th 08:30-16:00, F 08:30-15:00. ATM 0-24: yes. +phone=+36 40 242242 Other units: # VI. Teréz körút 21. # VI. Váci út 1−3., WestEnd Shopping Mall−Pollack Mihály sétány 19. # VII. Baross tér 17. # VII. Erzsébet krt. 2. # VII. Károly krt. 3/b. # VIII. Kerepesi út 9. (Aréna Plaza üzletház) # VIII., József körút. 34.
  • 2 Commercial and Credit Bank (Kereskedelmi és Hitelbank), VI. Andrássy út 49 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Oktogon; tram 4, 6; bus 105), +36 1 4112740. M,Tu 08:00-17:00, W 08:00-18:00, Th 08:00-16:00, F 08:00-15:00. ATM 24/7. Other units: # VI. Teréz krt. 1. (+36 1 4133240), # VII. Károly krt. 17-19. (+36 1 3278030),
  • 3 Commercial and Credit Bank (Kereskedelmi és Hitelbank), VIII. Baross tér 2. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Keleti p.u. across the square), +36 1 479 8350, fax: +36 1 479 8359. M 08:00-17:00, Tu, Th 08:00-16:00, W 08:00-18:00, F 08:00-15:00. Other units in district 8th: # VIII. Futó utca 47.-53. (+36 1 3232820), # VIII. József krt. 10-12. (+36 1 4564010), # VIII. Baross tér 2. (+36 1 4798350)
  • 4 Erste Bank, VI. Váci út 1-3 (In the Westend City Center), +36 40 222222. Other units: all other branch open M 08:00-18:00 Tu-Th 08:00-16:00 F 08:00-15:00, # VI. Teréz körút 24., # VII. Erzsébet körút 8., # VII. Károly körút 7., # VII. Baross Gábor tér 15., # VIII. Baross utca 1-3., # VIII. József körút 30-32., # VIII. József körút 86.
  • 5 MKB Bank (Magyar Külkereskedelmi Bank), VI. Nyugati tér 5 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Nyugati tér station, tram 4, 6), +36 40 333666, e-mail: . M-Th 10:00-18:00, F 10:00-17:00. +Other units: VI. Andrássy út 17, VI. Váci út 1−3.(Westend City Center, 2nd floor Lechner Ödön krt. 29)
  • 6 OTP Bank, VIII. Erzsébet krt 41. (Tram 4, 6 to stop 'Király utca'), +36 1 3666-388, fax: +36 1 479-2059. M 07:45-17:00, Tu-F 07:45-16:00. +Other units in districts 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th: VI. Andrássy út 6. VI. Andrássy út 83., VI. Váci út 1-3. (Westend City Center), VI. Oktogon tér 3., VII. Dohány u. 65., VII. Rákóczi út 84., VII. Károly krt. 1., VII. Károly körút 25., VII. Király utca 49., VIII. Népszínház u. 3-5. (Europeum Shopping Mall) - entree from Blaha Lujza tér), VIII. József krt. 33., VIII. József krt., 53; VIII. József krt. 80, VIII. Kálvin tér 12-13.VIII. Kerepesi út 9. (Aréna Plaza), VIII. Könyves Kálmán Krt. 76.
  • 7 Sberbank, VIII. Rákóczi út 7 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg Astoria). M-W 08:00-16:00, Th 08:00-18:00, F 08:00-14:00.
Inside the WestEnd City Center

Malls and department stores[edit]

  • 8 Arena Plaza (Aréna Pláza), VIII. Kerepesi út 9 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Keleti pályaudvar & trolley 80, 80A), +36 1 880 7000, e-mail: . SHOPS: M–Sa 10.00-21.00, Su 10.00-19.00, Restaurants daily 08.00-24.00, Tesco hypermarket: 6.00-24.00, Cinema: 9.30–22.30.
  • 9 Corvin Plaza Shopping Centre (Corvin Plaza Bevásárlóközpont), VIII. Futó utca 37 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Corvin-negyed , tram 4, 6 to stop Corvin-negyed, next to Cinema Corvin), +36 1 977 7779. Shop opening hours: M- Sa 10:00-21:00, Su 10:00-19:00, Restaurants, Cafes: M- Sa 10:00-22:00 Su 10:00-20:00, Supermarket: M- F 7:00-22:00, Sa 7:00-20:00 Su 7:00-20:00. Shops: C&A (Shoes, Clothes), Camaieu (Shoes, Clothes), Cosmos city (Shoes, Clothes), Deichmann (Shoes), Devergo & friends (Shoes, Clothes), Charles Vögele (clothes), Bijou Brigitte (jewelery, accessories), Vision Express (optics), www.emega.hu Euronics MEGA (electronics), Alma Pharmacy, Harmónia Reformház (healthy food), KIK textile discount, Müller (Beauty and Household Products), dm (Beauty and household products), Hervis sport, SuperPhone (telecommunication), T-Partner (telecommunication), Telenor (telecommunication), Vodafone (telecommunication), Alexandra bookshop and Cafe, Cafe Barackvirág, Restaurant Belfrit, CBA Príma supermarket. Exclusive Change (cash and traveller's checks), http://www.goprint.hu GoPrint, Magyar Posta, Party Point Corvin (gifts, toys), Pirex Papír (stationery & office supplies)
  • 10 Garay Shopping Center and Marketplace (Garay Üzletközpont és Piac), VII., Garay tér 20. (Erzsébetváros, BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Keleti pályaudvar and trolley 79 to 'Cserhát utca' or walk cca. 800 m - Also stop nearby the buses: 7, 7E, 105, 173, 178, 178A, 173E, 273E, and trolley busses: 73, 76, 78, 79), +36 1 8724189, fax: +36 1 9500084, e-mail: . Daily 06:00-21.00, stores: M-F 09:00-18: 00, Sa 09:00-15:00, Su Varies per store, - Restaurants: Kemco's Kitchen M-Sa 06:00-18:00, Su 06:00-14:00, - Asia Buffet M-Sa 09:00-20:00, Su 09:00-18:00, -Penny Market M-Sa 07:00-20:00, Su 07:00-18:00, Garay market M 7:00-17: 00, Tu-F 06:00-18:00, Sa 06:00-14:00, Su: Closed. The Garay market located on level A-1. First hour parking free, after Ft150 every hour. Storages rental from three sq m (24/7), Pothanszky Flower, DM-Drogerie Markt, MiMi General store, 5aSec Dry Cleaning, Caesar pet store, Papír-írószer shop (paper - stationery), Penny Market (food discount), Azsia Buffet (Eastern tastes), Prima Bakery, Bormegálló (wine tasting, wine shop), Talpallak - sarkallak (shoe repair, key cutting, engraving, stamp making), Hírlap és Lottózó (magazines and gambling), Török Óra- és Ékszer (watch repair, battery replacement, repair silver jewelry, belt repair and buckle replacement), Ázsia Divat Áruház (fashion store), Autómosó (car wash), Kaucsuk (tyre service, repair, sales), Gombóc Artúr Gombócdája (artisan ice cream and crushed ice, entrance from the Garay street), Spectrum Optika (eyeglass frames and sunglasses), Házi Diszkont (household and chemical goods), Gyereksarok Toy Store.
  • 11 WestEnd City Center, VI. Váci út 1-3 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Nyugati tér, At the southern end of Váci út), +36 1 238-7777, e-mail: . shops: M-Sa: 10:00-20:00 or 21:00 Su: 10:00-18:00 or 19:00. One of the largest shopping malls in Central Europe with over 400 shops, and one of the newest in Budapest. Pop into the pleasant roof garden for a break. Cinema: cash box is open: Su-Th: 9:30-23:00, F-Sa: 9:30-0:15.

Markets[edit]

  • 12 Rákóczi Square Market Hall (Rákoci téri csarnok), VIII. Rákoci tér 7-9. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg or tram 4, 6 to Rákóczi tér), +36 1 476-3921. M 06.00-16.00, Tu-F 06.00-18.00, Sa 06.00-13.00. Fresh vegetable and fruit
  • 13 Market of Teleki square (Teleki téri piac), VIII. Teleki László tér 3 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg Blaha Lujza tér further tram 28, 37, 62 to Teleki tér), +36 1 782-3537. M 06:00-16:00, Tu-F 06:00-18:00,Sa 06:00-14:00. Reopened in May 2014. +phone=+36 1 313-4083

Supermarkets[edit]

  • 14 Aldi discount store (Aldi diszkontáruház), VIII. Rákóczi út 65 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg, BKV metro.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: Keleti pályaudvar 500 m, or bus 5, 8, 78, 112, 178 to stop Huszár utca). Daily 07.00-22.00.
  • 15 CBA supermarket (CBA szupermarket), VI.kerület, Andrássy út 86. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Kodály körönd), +36 1 4750400. M-F 06.30–21.00, Sa 07.00–16.00, Su closed. Supermarket chain. + units in district 6th: Andrássy út 30.(daily 09.00–22.00), Anker köz 1.(Su-W 06.00–22.00, Th-Sa 06.00–23.00), units in district 7th: Damjanich utca 23., Dózsa Gy. út 54., Rákóczi utca 48-50., Károly körút. 9., Rumbach S. utca 3., Thököly út 24., Erzsébet körút. 58.
  • 16 CBA supermarket (CBA Kis közért szupermarket), VIII Illés u. 4. (Bus 9, trolley 83 to stop Kálvária tér), +36 1 477-0258. 24/7!. + units in district 8th: Népszínház utca 21., Baross utca 111., József körút. 31., József körút 84., Futó utca 37.(Corvin), Baross tér 1., Vajda P. utca 43., Orczy út 46-48.
  • 17 Coop supermarket (Coop szupermarket 'abc'), VI. Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 19 / B (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Arany János utca), +36 1 3317546, e-mail: . Supermarket chain. + units in district 6th: COOP Minis: - VI. , BAJZA utca 58. (Tel: 30 / 619-8861, 26/329460), Podmaniczky utca 53. (Tel: +36 70 6053532,, Dessewffy utca 24. (Tel: +36 30 9322246), Benczur utca 39 / B (Tel: +36 1 4137366, +36 30 6638293), COOP szuper Vörösmarty utca 63. (Tel: +36 30 6769143)
  • 18 Coop supermarket (Coop szupermarket ABC), VII. Damjanich u. 40 (Trolley 70 to stop Nefelejcs utca / Damjanich utca), +36 1 3224697, +36 30 6706518, e-mail: . Supermarket chain with three categories mini, szuper and abc. + units in district 7th: COOP ABC's:. Rottenbiller u. 12.. (Tel: +36 30 9128756), Bethlen Gábor u 5. (Tel: +36 1 3426361), COOP minis: Wesselényi U. 61. (T: +36 20 463-8362), Nagydiófa U. 3. (Tel: +36 30 4716311), Akácfa U. 27. (Tel:+36 30 372715), Wesselényi u . 63. (Tel: 30 9337459), Sajó u. 2. (Tel: 9.509.580), István u. 5. (Tel: +36 20 577-8556). COOP szuper: Rákóczi út 78.
  • 19 Lidl discount store (Lidl diszkontáruház), VIII. Teleki László tér 1. (Tram 28, 37, 62 to stop Teleki László tér), +36 80 020534, fax: +36 1 3466010, e-mail: . Daily 07:00-21:00. Discount store chain. More units: VI. Király u. 112, VI. Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 61.
  • 20 Penny Market (Penny Market diszkontáruház), VIII. Hős u. 9 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Puskás Ferenc Stadion 500 m, tram 1 bus 103 to stop 'Hős utca'), +36 29 339345, e-mail: . M-Sa 07:00-22:00, Su: 07:00-18:00. Discount store chain. More unit:VIII. József Körút 45. (M-Sa 06:00-21:00, Su 07:00-18:00), VII.Garay Tér 20. (M-Sa 07:00-20:00, Su 07:00-18:00.
  • 21 Real (Reál élelmiszer), VI. Szondi u. 56. (M1 Kodály körönd 400 m), +36 1 339-5030, e-mail: . Discount store chain. More unit in district 6th, 7th, 8th: VI. Király u. 94.(T: +36 1 3426470), VI. Nagymező u. 25. (+36 70 6358365), VI. Szondi u. 96. (T:+36 1 473-0162). VII. Rákóczi út 80. (T: +36 1 3226265), VII. Dohány u. 71. (T: +36 30 4075142). VIII. Baross u. 88-90. (T: 2195768), VIII. Krúdy Gy. u. 20. (T: 2674879, +36 1 4290225), G'Roby: VIII. Teleki tér 1-3. T:+36 1 4550180).
  • 22 Spar supermarket (Spar szupermarket), VIII. Szigony utca 12. (Bus 9, trolley 83 to stop Muzsikus cigányok parkja), +36 20 8237760, e-mail: . M-F 06.30-21.30, Sa 06.30-20.00, Su 07.00-18.00. Supermarket chain. More units: VI. Váci út 1-3.,(M-F 08.00-22.00), VI. Teréz körút 2., (M-F 07.00-22.00, Sa 07.00-18.00, Su 08.00-18.00), VI. Teréz körút 28., (M-F 07.00-22.00, Su 08.00-20.00)- VII. Király utca 35-37.,(M-F 06.30-21.30, Sa 8.00-21.00, Su 8.00-20.00), VII. Damjanich utca 11., VII. Erzsébet körút 24.,( M-F 07.00-22.00, Sa 7.00-19.00, Su 8.00-19.00), VII. Erzsébet körút 27 (T.: +36 20 823 7114, M-F 06.30-22.00, Sa-Su 08.00-20.00), VII. Thököly út 8, (M-F 06.30-22.00, Sa 07.30-19.30, Su 8.00-19.00). - VIII. Blaha Lujza tér 1., (M-F 07.00-22.00, Sa 07.00-21.00, Su 08.00-18.00), VIII. Rákóczi út 19., (M-F 06.30-22.00, Sa-Su: 08.00-20.00).

Hypermarkets[edit]

  • 23 Tesco hypermarket (Tesco hipermarket), VIII. Kerepesi u. 9-11 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Keleti pályaudvar or BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Puskás Ferenc Stadion bus 80 to stop Arena Plaza), +36 20 8270000. daily 06:00- 24:00. Services: Wi-Fi, Credit card payment, ATMs, meat countertop, fresh bakery products, F & F clothing department, gift package making and packaging, free parking, Home Delivery.
Andrássy Avenue, from Octogon Square to Heroes Square

Other[edit]

  • Artushka, Budapest, Klauzál u. 4, 1072 Hungary, +36 30 310 5459. Hip locally-designed and locally-made handicrafts and souvenirs from Budapest

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Liszt Ferenc tér (next to Andrássy út, between Opera and Oktogon). has several trendy restaurants and bars popular with tourists and locals; it is a nice place to stroll around while choosing
  • 2 Andrássy Avenue (Andrássy út), VI. Andrássy út (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg). It starts at Erzsebet Square and finishes at Heroes’ Square. You can use the Metro Yellow 1 or 105 bus. Many restaurants and coffee houses can be found.

Coffeehouses[edit]

Hauer Confectionery
  • 3 SugarShop (Cukorkaboltok), Paulay Ede utca 48. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Opera), e-mail: . M 12:00-22:00, Tu-Su 10:30-22:00. Pastries, Cakes, Muffins, Mini Cakes, Chocolates, Candes, Lollies, Ice Cream, Milk Rice. - Other unit: Petőfi utca 35
  • 4 New York Café (New York Kávéház), Erzsébet körút 9-11 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Blaha Lujza tér), +36 1 322-1648, e-mail: . 9AM-Midnight. This is the complete opposite of Buda's Ruszwurm: absolutely over the top ornate, shiny, dazzling. The New York has been a writer's haven for years -- before World War II writers would often come to "work" first thing in the morning, buy some coffee and write in the café all day until it was time to go home. This café was rammed by a Russian tank in the 1956 Hungarian uprising, and the damage has still not been repaired! he Russians knew what would sting the most: damaging a popular coffeehouse. A lengthy renovation was completed in 2006 and it's now back in business. Snacks €11, soups €7, main course €14-18, cafes: €3-4, tea €6.
Octogon Square

Restaurants[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under Ft2000
Mid-range Ft2000-3500
Splurge Above Ft3500

Budget[edit]

  • 5 Arriba! Taqueria (Arriba Teréz krt.), Terez Krt. 25 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Oktogon. - After Aradi st., one block northwest from Octogon), +36 1 374-0057, e-mail: . M-W: 11:00-22:00 Th-Sa: 11:00-24:00 Su: 11:00-22:00. An expat's dream, a decent taqueria in Budapest! Chips & salsa, guacamole, jalapeno. More units: Széna tér 1/A.(Buda, BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán), Arriba Allee Pláza, Október huszonharmadika u. 8-10 (Buda, near to Móricz Zsigmond tér) Salads, Tortilla Soup €2-2.5, Fish Tacos with soft drink €6.3.
  • 6 Stex Cafe-Restaurant (Stex Kávézó - Étterem - Söröző), VIII. Jozsef korut 55-57 (at the corner of Street Baross and Boulevard Jozsef) (tram: 4-6, bus 9, red 17, trolley 83, BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Corvin-negyed), +361 3185716, e-mail: . M-Sa: 08:00-04:00 Su: 09:00-02:00. Pub, restaurant and casino. Try for a good-quality, mid-budget food. Menu €3.5, breakfast €2-3, Appetizers €6-8, Vegetarian food €4-8, Soups €2-3, Salads €5-8 , Cold salads €3, fishes €6-9, Stex meat bowl (for 2 persons) €18.

Mid-range[edit]

  • 7 Magdalena Merlo restaurant (Magdalena Merlo Étterem), Király u. 59/b (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Oktogon. Near Academy of Music), +36 1 322-3278, e-mail: . Daily 10:00-24:00. Nice interior and good-looking visitors are promising enough to give it a try. mains are under €15 (2014).
  • 8 Indigo Restaurant (Indigó Indiai Étterem), Jokai utca 13 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg:Oktogon), +36 1 428-2187, e-mail: . Daily 12:00-23:00. Has excellent Indian food, with great options for vegetarians. Soups €2-3. Appetizers €3-6. Tandoori delights €6-15. Vegetarian dishes €4-6. Chicken dishes €7-8. Lamb dishes €10. Seafood dishes €10-11. Rice dishes €2-10. Indian bread €1.5-2. Salads and raita €2-3. Desserts €2. Soft drinks €1.3..
  • 9 Múzeum (Múzeum Kávéház és Étterem), VIII. Múzeum Körút 12 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Astoria, near National Museum), +36 1 267-0375, e-mail: . M-Sa 18:00-24:00. Great place to try Hungarian cuisine and wines, although quite expensive. Old-style interiors, looks very much like a museum. Tourist mix: half are locals in evening dresses, another are tourists (even backpackers) driven here by travel guide books. Although service charge is already included on bill, waiters, piano player and even cloakroom attendant all expect tips and hint it heavily--at least from tourists unaccompanied by locals; possibly locals in your company can change their attitude. Mains: €12-18, wine in glass €2-3/dl.
  • 10 Leroy Cafe, VI. Váci út 1-3 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Nyugati tér), +36 1 2387109, e-mail: . Daily 11:00-24:00. The jewel piece of the chain. Often plays live music. Mid to high-priced restaurant chain that offers Hungarian classics with other Italian and European cuisine. Very fashionable interiors and popular with the well-paid white collar crowd. Reservations are recommended during traditional peak times. When eating here, always make sure that you won't be slapped on an extra 100% service charge. Read the menu before entering the restaurant carefully and insist on talking to someone who speaks English. More unit: Kerepesi út (Aréna Plaza) +phone=+36 70 3332074. Soups €3-5, mains €7-18, desserts €4, salads €3, coffees €2-3.
  • 11 Rákóczi Restaurant (Rákóczi Grillház), VIII. Rákóczi út 57 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Blaha Lujza tér or BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Keleti pályaudvar), +36 1 333 1342, e-mail: . M-Su 12:00-24:00. All-you-can-eat concept. All you can eat €9-10, All you can eat and drink €15-17 plus for all a service charge.

Splurge[edit]

  • 12 Bistro Fine, Andrássy Avenue 8 (at the Momento hotel), +36 1 6117090. Mo-Su 11:00-01:00, kitchen to 23:00. Hungarian specialties with great wines to match. Relaxed but sleek atmosphere. Try to get a table at the window and watch the life on Andrassy with a glass of good Hungarian wine. Ft4000 mains..
  • 13 St Andrea, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky ut 78 (at Nyugati Station), +36 1 269 0130. 11:00-23:00; Sa 18:00-23:00; Su off. Stylish restaurant and wine bar with modern hungarian cuisine. Ft4000 main course, The Ft3200 lunch menu with wine is a great deal..
  • 14 Chez Daniel Restaurant (Chez Daniel Étterem), 6th district, Szív utca 32, (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Kodály körönd station or bus 105), +36 1 302-4039, e-mail: . Daily 12:00-15:00 and 19:00-23:00. French cuisine. French and Hungarian wines
  • 15 Haxen Restaurant (Haxen Király Étterem), 6th district, Király utca 100 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg Vorosmarty utca station trolley buses: 73, 76, 78), +36 1 351-6793, e-mail: . Su-Th 12:00–24:00, Fr-Sa 12:00–01:00. A popular Bavarian beerhouse and restaurant, offering huge pork knuckles, knödels, sausages. +phone=+36 1 342-8193.
  • 16 Ristorante Il Terzo Cerchio, VII. Dohány utca 40, (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Astoria station, tram: 47 or 49, bus: 7 or 78), +36 1-354-0788. Mo-Su 12.00–23:30. Italian restaurant. Pizzas Starters/Soups/Salads/Pastas/Mains/Desserts Ft2500/1300-2500/2200/2000-3300/2200-5000/1000-1200.

Drink[edit]

There are dozens of romkocsma (literally translated: ruin-pubs) in city centre (V.-VI.-VII. districts). These inhabit ruined courts of old houses, therefore they are hard to be found. Ask locals for hints and go for the unique post-socialist atmosphere!

  • 1 Instant Bar/Club, VI. Nagymező utca, 38 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Oktogon), +36 1 3110704, e-mail: . M-F 18:00-02:00. An alternative backyard bar spanning across multiple houses. Good for drinks and music in the cellar but no food served besides hot dogs. 23 rooms, 6 bar, two open-air garden, three disco
  • 2 Kuplung, Király utca 46 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Oktogon). An underground bar located in an old garage, hence the name Kuplung, which means "clutch" in English. Has dancing, frequent live music, friendly bartenders, and decent drink prices. The walls are decorated with graffiti. Usually busy, especially later in the evening. Also, as with most Hungarian bars, has a few foosball (cso-cso) tables which are almost always occupied.
  • 3 Morrisons English Pub, VI. Revay utca, 25 / Andrássy út 20 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg: Opera), +36 1 269-4060. An underground pub, with a dance floor and kareoke. Its a fun place to go with friends and they have cheap beer. You'll find a lot of travellers and local Hungarians.
  • 4 Szimpla Kert/Mozi, VII. Kazinczy utca 14 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Astoria, or bus:5, 7, 7A, 8, 112, 178, 239 to stop Uránia), e-mail: . Apart from the huge ruin-like bar/club/cinema that is frequented by Hungarians and foreigners, "Szimpla" is also the name of a project to support alternative culture on a profit oriented basis. The place is definitely worth visiting: good atmosphere, good music, great people and a very interesting location. Hungarian pizzas from the oven: Ft600, snacks Ft780, salad Ft880, warm sandwiches Ft850, vegetarian warm sandwiches Ft800, hamburger (giant) Ft1200. Hotdog Ft600, fried onion rings Ft600, French fries Ft650. - Ratatouille with sausage Ft850, Chicken liver Ft850, sausage Ft850.
  • 5 [dead link] Szóda, Wesselényi u. 18 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Astoria, or bus:5, 7, 7A, 8, 112, 178, 239 to stop Uránia), +36 1 461-0007, e-mail: . Another place to go out. By day it's a cafe in the old Ghetto; close to the Shul, but by night it is a strangely unique bar for dancing and enjoying Budapest! Check out this real Hungarian place.
  • 6 Macska Cafe and Gallery (Macska Kávézó és Galéria), VIII., Bérkocsis u. 23? (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Blaha Lujza tér), +36 1 786 8370. Daily 16:00-01:00 (2011). Macska which means "Cat" in Hungarian is a charming, eclectic pub and vegetarian restaurant in District VIII. The neighborhood may have a bit of a bad reputation, but its really quite alright as it is close to Jozsef Ringroad. It is a ruin pub decorated with recycled, retro pieces, showing yet again that in Hungary one man’s trash truly is another man’s treasure. Feature art exhibitions, dj sets and craft beer as well as delicious vegetarian snacks, meal and desserts. Wifi, friendly staff and interesting patrons.

Sleep[edit]

Camping[edit]

  • 1 Bikercamp Camping & Pansion, VIII. Benyovszky Móric utca 40 (off Konyves Kalman krt, 600 m N of Népliget metro), +36 30 971 3249, e-mail: . Check-in: 12.00, check-out: 12.00. 2 double bedroom, and 1 triple bedroom. Run by a biker since 1991. Offers showers, a pub, and laundry service. Free parking. Space for 25 small tents. €10 camp ppn, sgl/dbl €30/40.

Budget[edit]

  • 2 Budapest Hostel, VIII. Könyves Kálmán körút 64. (3 km E of centre, 400 m N of Népliget metro), +36 1 210 0816, e-mail: . 81 beds available in double to 8 bedded rooms with private bathroom, toilet and lockers. Some of the rooms are air-conditioned. The price includes sheets and breakfast. Dorm Ft4500.
  • 3 Carpe Noctem Hostel, VI., Szobi utca 5, Doorbell 13 (150 m SE of Nyugati station), +36 70 670 0384. 30 beds, party atmosphere, ideal for single and young. 8-bed dorm from Ft4500 ppn.
The tree-lined Andrassy Avenue
  • 4 easyHotel Budapest Oktogon, Eötvös utca 25a (150 m N of Oktogon metro), +36 1 411 1982. 2-star hotel with small rooms. from €45.
  • 5 Florian Hostel (Flórián Turistaszálló), VIII. Biro Lajos utca 49 (3 km E of centre, 700 m N of Népliget metro), +36 70 378 8453. Check-in: 14:00-24:00, check-out: 07:00-11:00. Hostel with 22 rooms, 50 beds. Pets allowed, free parking, free Wi-Fi
  • 6 Friends Hostel, 6th district, Teréz körút 4, 2nd floor (Just S of Oktogon metro), +36 20 808 1605, e-mail: . Very well located small hostel in a walking street. Clean, well equipped, friendly staff. Rooms from €40, Dorm 5 bed €12.
  • 7 Locomotive Light Hostel, VIII. Baross ter 2 (just outside Keleti rwy station), +36 30 954 7851, e-mail: . No curfew, no lockout, Free internet - terminal and wifi, Free breakfast drinks, Kitchen. Cycle rental available nearby. Dorm 5-6 bed €13-14, Sgl/Dbl. €30/36.
  • 8 M+D Hotel (M+D Szálloda), VIII. Köbányai út 23. (249. 3rd-4th floor), (3 km E of centre, take Tram 28 to 'Kőbányai út 21'), +36 30 914 3062, e-mail: . 30 rooms with 90 beds. Clean, but in grubby neighbourhood. Doubles 30€.
  • 9 Marco Polo Hostel, VII. Nyár utca 6 (Off Rakoczi ut, 300 m from Blaha Lujza tér metro), +36 1 413 2555. Very clean and well maintained. Sgl/Dbl. €33-40/40-48. Dorm 12 bed €12-14..
  • 10 Tiger Tim's Place, VI. Teréz Körút, 58. Buzzer 64 (100 m S of Nyugati metro, just before intersection with Podmaniczky ut), +36 20 883 1433. Party hostel, fun place. Dorm 4-6-8 bed from Ft4,000, dbl Ft14,000-18,000, 12 bed from Ft1,800.
  • 11 Unity Hostel, VI. Kiraly utca 60. 3rd floor. (200 m S of Oktogon metro), +36 1 413 7377, fax: +36 1 413 7378, e-mail: . Free breakfast, tiny rooftop terrace. Cramped but clean, central, cheerful, safe and cheap. Lockers and kitchen. Dorm from €12, Sgl/Dbl/tpl. 29/36/43/49. Apt from €57 (2014).

Mid-range[edit]

  • Ibis Budapest Heroes Square, Dózsa György út 106 (100 m N of Hosok ter metro), +36 1 269 5300. The usual 3-star Ibis packed into an unusual postmodernist pink building, resulting in surprising layouts in some rooms and the common areas lit in creative ways. Otherwise, just what you may expect of a slightly dated Ibis. Doubles 90€.
  • 12 Ibis Budapest City, Akacfa u. 1-3 (near Blaha Lujza metro), +36 1 478 3650. Slabby facade, standard 3-star Ibis accommodation within. Doubles 80€.
You will find many hotels of various standards around Blaha Lujza square
  • 13 First Hostel, VII. Sip utca 5 (Central, 200 m from Astoria metro), +36 20 915 1029, e-mail: . Check-in: 11:00-21:00, check-out: 09:30-10:00. Cheap hostel, central location. Room for two 60€, for four 90€.
  • 14 Atlas City Hotel (Atlas Szálloda), VIII. Népszi­nház utca 39-41 (2 km E of cente, 100 m from János Pál pápa tér metro), +36 1 299 0256, fax: +36 1 299 0255, e-mail: . 3-star, 36 rooms all with shower, SAT TV, telephone, minibar, air-conditioning. doubles 50€.
  • 15 Triple-M Hotel (formerly Casa Sol), VIII., Baross utca 108 (2 km E of centre, take Bus 9 or trolley 83 to Muzsikus cigányok parkja), +36 1 210 5427, fax: +361 210 8006. 4-star with 37 rooms. Standard rooms with bathroom and a kitchen, and larger Suites with an extra bedroom. Doubles €70, Suites €90.
  • 16 Central Hotel 21 (Dominik Panzió), VIII., Mária utca 10. (1 km E of centre near Rákóczi tér Metro Station), +36 1 70 668 2808 (mobile), e-mail: . Check-in: 13:00, check-out: 11:00. 3-star with 16 beds. Rooms with TV, phone, safe and en-suite. Apartments contain spacious rooms, bathroom with corner tub and a well-equipped kitchen. Services: WiFi available in all areas. Bar, restaurant (buffet). Doubles 80€.
  • 17 Hotel City Inn (City Inn Szálloda), VIII. Futó utca 55 (1.5 km SE of centre, 200 m from metro Corvin-negyed), +36 1 323 1330, fax: +36 1 323 1330, e-mail: . 4-star with 66 rooms. There's a restaurant, a snack bar with garden access, playground, sundeck, a spa with a sauna, a business centre and secure parking. Doubles €80-100.
  • 18 Hotel Gloria Budapest City Centre, VIII. Blathy Otto street 22 (3 km SE of centre, 500 m from Népliget Metro Station), +36 70 948 8575, e-mail: . 3-star in quiet green belt. With 26 doubles and 2 apartments all with en-suite bathroom. Enclosed parking place, garden, free transfer. There is also the Szapáry Restaurant. Doubles €40.
  • 19 Hunguest Hotel Platánus, VIII. Könyves Kálmán körút 44 (3 km SE of centre, metro Népliget), +36 1 210 2592, e-mail: . 3 star with 133 rooms (standard, apartment, superior and honeymoon suite categories), 284 beds. Rooms with two or three separate/double beds and shower or bathtub. Fitness center, lobby bar, private parking lot, Wifi internet. Doubles from Ft10,000.
  • 20 K+K Hotel Opera, VI. Révay utca 24 (Close to Metro Opera), +36 1 269 0222, fax: +36 1 269 0230, e-mail: . 4-star close to the Opera House dbl €160.
  • 21 King's Hotel, VII. Nagy Diofa utca 25-27 (300 m NW of Blaha Lujza tér metro), +36 1 352 7675, fax: +36 1 352 7696, e-mail: . Check-in: 11.00, check-out: 15.00. Three star with 79 rooms in the heart of the Ghetto. Doubles with breakfast €60/70.
  • 22 Lion's Garden Hotel, VI. Cházár András utca 4 (500 m NE of Keleti mainline & metro stations), +36 1 273 2070, fax: +36 1 221 4274, e-mail: . This four star hotel has restaurant, pool and spa.
    Beware Google map also shows "Lions Garden Hotel" further E on Hungaria krt, but this is just a parking lot.
    From Ft22,000.
The busy crossroads of Astoria square, overlooked by the Danubius Astoria Hotel.
  • 23 Museum Hotel Budapest, VIII., Trefort utca 2. (100 m E of Astoria metro station), +36 1 485 1080, fax: +36 1 485 1088. 4 star with 104 rooms. With restaurant, sauna & fitness centre. Doubles €100.
  • 24 Novotel Budapest Centrum, VIII., Rákóczi út 43-45 (100 m E of Blaha Lujza ter metro), +36 1 477 5300, fax: +36 1 477 5353, e-mail: . Check-in: 2.00, check-out: 12.00. 4-star with 227 rooms. A historic hotel with a decorative facade and common spaces, and simpler but functional rooms. Restaurant, bar, sauna, whirlpool bath, and massage treatments. Conference suites. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Indoor parking nearby at an additional cost. double €120.
  • 25 Hunguest Hotel Millennium (formerly Tulip Inn), VIII. Űllöi út 94-98 (SE of centre, midway between Nagyvarad & Népliget metro stations), +36 1 477 8000, e-mail: . 3-star hotel with 257 rooms. Wellness services, free WiFi, air conditioning, parking, has its own restaurant. Doubles 60€.
  • Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center, Jozsef korut 5 (just S of Blaha Lujza metro), +36 1 327 5100. Modern 4-star hotel sitting atop a shopping arcade. With fitness centre, sauna, business centre. 150€ / night.

Splurge[edit]

Devilish fauns leer down at you in the ornate New York Café, within Boscolo Hotel.
  • 26 Three Corners Hotel Bristol, VIII. Kenyérmező utca 4 (E of centre, 300 m from Keleti mainline & metro stations), +36 1 799 1100, fax: +36 1 799 1111. 4 star with Finnish sauna, fitness centre doubles €100.
  • 27 Corinthia Hotel (formerly Grand Hotel Royal), Erzsébet körút 43 (200 m SE of Oktogon metro), +36 1 479 4000, fax: +36 1 479 4333, e-mail: . This 19th C 5-star has reverted to its old name of "Corinthia". Inside, the Royal Spa has been beautifully restored to its original splendour - see also 'do' chapter Dbl. from €200. Corinthia Hotel Budapest on Wikipedia Corinthia Hotel Budapest (Q16972971) on Wikidata
  • 28 Hotel Nemzeti Budapest, Jozsef Korut 4 (next to Blaha Lujza ter metro), +36 1 477 4500, e-mail: . 4-star in a historic building on Lujza Blaha Ter with impressive facade, historic staircase and modern rooms. Double from €98, Junior Suite from €136.
  • 29 Hotel Palazzo Zichy, VIII. , Lörinc Pap tér 2 (Tram 4, 6 to stop 'Harminckettesek tere', nearest metro Rakoczi ter), +36 1 235 4000, fax: +36 1 235 4009, e-mail: . 4 star with 80 rooms, 160 beds. The former Palace of Count Nándor Zichy. With sauna & fitness center, internet point with access to computers and a printer. Dbl Superior Room €87-113-140-158-199-305-860.
  • 30 Hilton Budapest City, Váci út 1-3 (On N side of Nyugati station - note this is NOT the Vaci utca in the very centre), +36 1 288 5500, fax: +36 1 288 5588. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Boxy 5-star glued to the West End shopping centre, the Hilton is a fairly predictable affair, but delivering solid value. Doubles from €161, Superior rooms from €188, Deluxe from €192, Executive from €215, Junior suite from €242, Executive suite from €287.
  • 31 Radisson Blu Béke Hotel, Terez Körut 43 (300 m SE of Nyugati / West mainline & metro stations), +36 1 889 3900, fax: +36 1 889 3915, e-mail: . Four-star in ornate 1913 building. With restaurant & fitness centre. Standard/Superior/Business Class Room Ft29,000/35,200/44,400, One Bedroom Suite Ft58,000 (2015), off season 20-30 percent discount.
  • 32 Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection (New York Café, New York Palota), Erzsebet Körút 9-11 (150 m N of Blaha Lujza ter metro), +36 1 886 6111, +36 1 886 6145, toll-free: +800 8099 8099, fax: +36 1 886 6192, e-mail: . The Boscolo, a part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, occupies the building of the historic New York Hotel - and is just as opulent on the inside as it is on the outside. One of Budapest's highest-end hotels, it is luxurious and tasteful - and has prices to match that standard. Classic/Superior/Exclusive Room €136/180/200; Junior Suite/Executive Suite/Presidential Suite €383/595/3000. Boscolo Budapest Hotel on Wikipedia New York Palace Budapest (Q717739) on Wikidata

Cope[edit]

Pharmacies[edit]

  • 5 Aréna Pharmacy (Aréna Gyógyszertár), VIII. Kerepesi út 9 (Aréna Plaza.), +36 1 455-0649. M-Sa 10:00-21:00, Su 10:00-19:00. Services: pre-ordering, locally made ​​products, baby care goods, first aid kit compilation.
  • 6 Erzsébetváros Pharmacy (Erzsébetvárosi Gyógyszertár), VII. Király u. 47. (M1 Opera and ten min walk or trolley 70, 78 to stop Akácfa utca), +36 1 342-0112. M-F 08.00–22.00, Sa 08.00–12.00.

Connect[edit]

Internet[edit]

Post offices[edit]

  • 9 Post Office (Magyar Posta), VI. Teréz körút 51. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: At Nyugati Railway Station), +36 1 3120436, e-mail: . M-F 07:00-20:00, Sa 08:00-18:00, Su closed. +Call centre phone=+36 1 3121200. - More units in district 6th: Hegedű / (KIRÁLY) utca 1 / A. (M-F 08:00-16:00), Szondy utca 54. (M-F 08:00-16:00), Andrássy út 53. (M-F 09:00-17:00)
  • 10 Post Office (Magyar Posta), VII.Hársfa utca 47. (Tram 4, 6 to stop Király utca), +36 1 3422592, fax: +36 1 4131202, e-mail: . M-F 08:00-18:00. Located at Stamp Museum - More units in district 7th: Városligeti fasor 1. (M-F 08:00-15:30), Damjanich utca 58., at City Park (M-F 08: 00-15:30)
  • 11 Post Office (Magyar Posta), VIII. József körút 37-39. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg:Rákóczi tér, Tram 4, 6 to stop Rákóczi tér), +36 1 2655016, fax: +36 1 3182666, e-mail: . M-F 08:00-20:00, Sa 08:00-12:00, Su closed. - More units in district 8th: Verseny utca 3. (M-F 08:00-18:00), Baross tér 11/C. , at Keleti Railway Station (M-F 07:00-21:00, Sa 08:00-14:00), Rákóczi út 11. (M-F 08:00-20:00), Kálvária tér 21. (M-F 09:00-17:00), Kálvária tér 21. (M-F 09:00-17:00), Futó utca 37-45. Corvin Plaza (M-F 08:00-20:00, Sa 08:00-12:00).
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