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Csepel (German: Tschepele) is the official name of the 21th district of Budapest. It is located at the northern end of Csepel Island in the Danube. Being on an island, it is the only complete district of Budapest which is neither in Pest nor in Buda. It has approximately 85,000 inhabitants.

Understand[edit]

Map of Budapest/Csepel

The village and the island were named after the first comes (Hungarian: ispán) of the area, Csepel. Csepel Island became the personal domain of Árpád after the migration of Hungarians into Pannonia in the early 10th century. It remained a favourite resort of the Hungarian kings in the Middle Ages. From 1484 onwards Csepel was the wedding present to future Hungarian queens. The Ottoman Turks totally destroyed the village and the royal manor house in the 16th century. At the end of the 17th century, Serb refugees from Turkish-occupied Serbia settled here. At the beginning of the 18th century Prince Eugene of Savoy, owner of the island, re-established the settlement and populated it with German colonists. It became an independent municipality in 1742. The original village was located in the present-day freeport (Szabadkikötő) area but it was totally destroyed by the great flood of 1838. The new village was built on higher ground, in present-day Ófalu (Old Village). Formerly it was a working-class borough with several factories; there was even a bicycle named Csepel. Today, Csepel contains housing estates as well as middle-class garden suburbs.

Get in[edit]

To Csepel from the center:

  • From Boráros tér by  H7  to 1 Csepel, Szent Imre tér.
  • From Kőbánya–Kispest  M3  by  148  or  151  to 2 Csepel, Szent Imre tér.
  • From Közvágóhíd  H6  by  179  to Csepel, Szent Imre tér (only on weekdays).

Public transport map of Csepel.

See[edit]

Szent Imre tér, the main square
  • 1 Local History Museum of Csepel (Csepeli Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény), XXI, Szent István út 230 (Királyerdei Művelődési Ház  148 ), +36 1 278-2747, . W 08:00–14:30, F 14:00–18:00, Sa 09:00–13:00. Exhibitions: History of Csepel and the Factory, Királyerdő Heritage House. Free entrance.
  • 5 Csepel Gallery (Csepel Galéria), XXI, Csete Balázs utca 15 (Védgát utca  151 ), +36 1 278-0711, . M–Th 08:00–16:00. Art gallery. Free entrance.
  • 6 John of Nepomuk Statue (Nepomuki Szent János-szobor), XXI, Szent Imre tér (Szent Imre tér  H7 ). Created in 1721. This is the oldest statue in Budapest.
  • 7 Nativity of Mary Roman Catholic Church (Kisboldogasszony római katolikus templom), XXI, Szent Imre tér (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 1 920-2902, . Built around 1860. Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Csepel (Q12354026) on Wikidata
  • 8 Lutheran Church (Evangélikus templom), XXI, Deák tér 1 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 30 859-9649, . Built in 1928.
  • 9 Heart of Jesus Church (Jézus Szíve-templom), XXI, Béke tér (Csepel  H7 ), +36 1 276-9323, . Built in 1933 in neo-Baroque style according to plans of László Irsy.
  • 10 Manfréd Weiss Steel and Metal Works (Csepel Works, Weiss Manfréd Acél- és Fémművek, Csepel Művek), XXI, Gyepsor utca 1 (Szent Imre tér  H7 ). It was one of the largest machine factories in Hungary. Founded in 1897. Manfred Weiss Works (Q1464226) on Wikidata Manfréd Weiss Steel and Metal Works on Wikipedia
  • 11 Reading Worker Statue (Olvasó munkás szobra), XXI, Béke tér (Csepel  H7 ). Created by András Beck in 1951.
  • 12 Tamariska Hill (Tamariska-domb), XXI (Borz út  148 ). Apr–Sep 06:00–20:00; Oct–Mar 07:00–17:00. Nature reserve. There is a 1.1 km (0.68 mi) long nature trail. Free entrance. (Q1316414) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

Culture[edit]

John of Nepomuk Statue

Leisure[edit]

  • 3 Csepel Bath (Csepeli strandfürdő), XXI, Hollandi út 14 (Strandfürdő  71 ), +36 1 277-6576. 06:00-18:00. Adult: 1700 Ft; senior, student: 1400 Ft; children: 800 Ft.
  • 4 Katalin Fishing Lake, XXI (1 km (0.62 mi) walk from Csille utca  159 ), +36 70 628-5121, . 06:00–17:00. Lake with fishing possibilities. There is also a food bar. Average meal: 1490 Ft, hamburger: 900 Ft, lunch menu: 990 Ft.
  • 5 Little Danube Coastal Promenade (Kis-Duna-parti sétány), XXI (Csepel, Soroksári rév  148  / Csepel-Királyerdő  D14 ). 3 km (1.9 mi) long coastal promenade in the nature close to the river. Free to visit.
  • 6 Skyward, XXI, Szérűraktár utca 53 (Duna utca  179 ), +36 1 249-5474, . Tu W 13:00–20:00, Th–Sa 10:00–20:00, Su 10:00–18:00; Skyward Burger Bar: W 11:00–16:00, Th Su 11:00–20:00, F Sa 11:00–21:00. Flying in a wind tunnel. There is also a fast food bar. 15,000 Ft, tortilla: 1990 Ft, hamburger: 1890 Ft.
  • 7 Trap Factory, XXI, Központi út 35-47 (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 70 516-0378, . M–Sa 17:00–13:30, Su 11:30–23:30. Escape games. 10,000 Ft per hour per room (2–6 persons).

Events[edit]

Official events:

  • Csepel Harvest Fun (Csepeli Szüreti Mulatság), XXI, Szent István út 230. In September. Free entrance.
  • Hungaricum Festival (Hungarikum Fesztivál), XXI, Daru-domb. In September. Free entrance.
  • Csepel Beer Festival (Csepeli Sörfesztivál), XXI, Szent István út 230. In October. Free entrance.

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Csepel Plaza, XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 154-170 (Csepel  H7 ), +36 30 739-2598, . 07:00–21:00; Kultik Csepel Cinema: M–F 12:30–21:00, Sa Su 09:30–21:00; Gordon Gastrobar: M–Sa 08:00–20:00, Su 10:00–18:00. Shopping center. Services: cinema, cafe, food bar, supermarket, clothes store, shoe store, drug store, book store, bank, hair salon, optics. Ticket to the cinema for adult: 1500 Ft; senior, student: 1150 Ft; average meal in the gastrobar: 1350 Ft, lunch menu: 990 Ft.
  • 2 Korzó Mall, XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 142 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 30 162-2068. Pasta Brigoletto Pasta Bar: M–F 11:00–20:00, Sa 11:00–16:00. Services: food bar, grocery store, butcher, bakery, clothes store. Average meal in the pasta bar: 1690 Ft.
  • 3 Market of Csepel (Csepeli Piac), XXI, Deák tér 1 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 1 427-0836, . M 07:00–16:00, Tu–F 07:00–17:00, Sa 06:00–14:00; Repeta Food Bar: M 07:00–15:00; Tu–F 07:00–16:00. Services: food bar, grocery store, butcher, bakery. Average meal in the food bar: 790 Ft.
  • 4 Spar, XXI, Görgey Artúr tér 20 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 20 823-7233, . M–F 07:00–21:00, Sa 07:00–18:00, Su 07:00–15:00. Supermarket.
  • 5 Tesco, XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 191 (Vas Gereben utca  138 ), toll-free: +36 80 222-333, . M–Sa 06:00–22:00, Su 07:00–20:00. Hypermarket.

Eat[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 1500 Ft
Mid-range 1500 Ft2000 Ft
Splurge Over 2000 Ft

Budget[edit]

Nativity of Mary Roman Catholic Church

Mid-range[edit]

  • 14 Bali-Hami Büfé, XXI, Posztógyár utca 6 (Csepel  H7 ), +36 30 312-6289. M–F 08:30–13:00. Fast food bar. Hamburger: 1250 Ft.
  • 15 Burger Sziget, XXI, Kossuth Lajos utca 70 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 30 421-5411, . M–Sa 11:30–20:00. Fast food bar. Hamburger: 1100 Ft.
  • 16 Cukorka Cafe and Grill Terrace, XXI, Kolozsvári utca 48 (Sporttelep  148 ), +36 20 508-4404, . M–Th Su 11:00–17:00, F Sa 11:00–19:00. Grill restaurant and confectionery. 1600 Ft, hamburger: 800 Ft.
  • 17 Csepeli Hekksziget, XXI, Duna utca 42 (Papírgyár  151 ), +36 30 736-7222, . May–Sep: W–Su 12:00–19:00. Open-air food bar where you can eat fish. 1500 Ft, hamburger: 900 Ft.
  • 18 Éden Falatozó, XXI, Széchenyi István utca 92/b (Kikötő utca  151 ), +36 30 200-0421, . Self-service: M–F 11:00–15:00, A'la carte: Tu–F 15:00–19:00. Traditional and self-service restaurant. Self-service: 1190 Ft, A'la carte: 1990 Ft, hamburger: 1550 Ft, lunch menu: 1290 Ft.
  • 19 Egyél Jót, XXI, Táncsics Mihály utca (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 20 434-5729, . M–F 10:00–16:00. Self-service restaurant. 1290 Ft, hamburger: 420 Ft, lunch menu: 1050 Ft.
  • 20 Haspók Kifőzde, XXI, Varrógépgyár utca 3 (Csepeli Kórház  179 ), +36 70 268-7870, . M–F 07:00–18:00, Sa 07:00–15:30. Food bar. 1490 Ft, pizza: 1250 Ft, hamburger: 1500 Ft.
  • 21 Ízek Háza, XXI, Kossuth Lajos utca 145 (Csepel  H7 ), +36 70 942-0290, . M–F 08:00–16:00. Food bar. 1310 Ft, lunch menu: 890 Ft.
  • 22 Kaj-Álom, XXI, Karácsony Sándor utca 10/a (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 70 354-9149, . M–F 11:00–18:00, Sa 11:00–14:00. Food bar. 1290 Ft, lunch menu: 950 Ft.
  • 23 Lacikonyha, XXI, Mansfeld Péter utca 6 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), . M–F 08:00–14:30. Food bar.
  • 24 P11 Étkezde, XXI, Posztógyár utca 11 (Csepel  H7 ), +36 30 181-9530. M–F 07:00–17:00. Food bar. 1400 Ft, lunch menu: 1200 Ft.
  • 25 Stop Étkezde, XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc utca 258 (Vas Gereben utca  138 ), +36 1 420-9538. Self-service: M–F 07:00–15:00; A'la carte: M–F 15:00–22:00, Sa 14:00–22:00. Self-service and traditional restaurant. Self-service: 1240 Ft, A'la carte: 1650 Ft, pizza: 1380 Ft.
  • 26 Violin büfé, XXI, Petőfi utca 2 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 30 986-4559, . M–F 11:00–21:00. Food bar. 1530 Ft, hamburger: 990 Ft, lunch menu: 1190 Ft.

Splurge[edit]

Lutheran Church
  • 27 Arany Pancake Shop and Pub (Arany Palacsintázó és Söröző), XXI, Színesfém utca 27 (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 20 979-1140. Pancake Shop: 10:00–21:00; Pub: 06:00–22:00. Pub with wide range of pancakes. 3190 Ft, pancake: 390 Ft1980 Ft.
  • 28 Árvay Csárda, XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 357 (Hárosi Csárda  138 ), +36 1 420-8695, . W–Sa 12:00–21:00, Su 12:00–17:00. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine. 1800 Ft.
  • 29 Bogrács Restaurant (Bogrács Vendéglő), XXI, Katona József utca 54 (Komáromi utca  71 ), +36 1 277-2122, . 12:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine. 2000 Ft.
  • 30 Csepeli Csülök Grill House, XXI, II. Rákoczi Ferenc út 281 (Hárosi iskola  138 ), +36 20 465-8422. M–Sa 11:00–20:00. Traditional restaurant. 1750 Ft, hamburger: 1550 Ft.
  • 31 Dr. BBQ, XXI, Ady Endre út 82 (Védgát utca  151 ), +36 70 632-6769, . Tu 11:00–19:00, W–Sa 11:00–21:00, Su 11:00–15:00. BBQ bar. 2990 Ft, hamburger: 1490 Ft.
  • 32 Görög Bistro, XXI, Táncsics Mihály utca 126 (Sporttelep  148  / Csepel  H7 ), +36 70 883-5474. M–Sa 11:00–21:00. Greek food bar. 1650 Ft, hamburger: 1190 Ft.
  • 33 Korona Pizzeria, XXI, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 61 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 1 784-6217, . M–Th 10:30–22:00, F Sa 10:00–22:30, Su 10:00–21:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria. 1690 Ft, pizza: 1690 Ft, hamburger: 1090 Ft, lunch menu: 1290 Ft.
  • 34 La Guna Restaurant and Mori Sushi, XXI, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 47 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 1 787-9522, . M–Th Su 11:00–23:00, F Sa 11:00–00:00. Traditional restaurant with Japanese and international cuisine. 2590 Ft, lunch menu: 1190 Ft.
  • 35 La Guna Restaurant and Pizzeria, XXI, Árpád utca 1 (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 1 425-3239, . M–Th Su 11:00–23:00, F Sa 11:00–00:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria. 1850 Ft, pizza: 1790 Ft, hamburger: 1490 Ft, lunch menu: 980 Ft.
  • 36 Nádfedeles Csárda, XXI, Hollandi út 239 (Csepel, Horgásztanya  71 ), +36 30 253-0686, . 11:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria with local cuisine. 2380 Ft, pizza: 1750 Ft, lunch menu: 990 Ft.
  • 37 Póni Caffe and Pizza, XXI, Csikó sétány 2/b (Csikó sétány  159 ), +36 30 757-1794, . Tu–Su 12:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria with Italian cuisine. 2890 Ft, pizza: 1990 Ft.

Drink[edit]

Cafes[edit]

Manfréd Weiss Steel and Metal Works

Pubs[edit]

Reading Worker Statue
  • 13 Dréher Pub (Dréher Söröző), XXI, Pálma utca 4 (Denevér utca  148 ). 06:00–22:00.
  • 14 Faház Presszó, XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 251 (Csepeli temető  138 ), +36 30 939-0430. 08:00–22:00.
  • 15 HÉV Pub (HÉV Söröző), XXI, Völgy utca 1 (Csepel  H7 ). M–F 10:00–23:00, Sa 13:00–23:00, Su 12:00–23:00.
  • 16 Két Lámpás Pub, XXI, Karácsony Sándor utca 11 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 1 420-9527, . M–Th 10:00–23:00, F 10:00–02:00, Sa 14:00–02:00.
  • 17 Kis-Duna Büfé, XXI, Hollandi út 8-10 (Hollandi csárda  71 ), . Apr–Oct: 10:00–20:00.
  • 18 Mackó Kuckó Pub (Mackó Kuckó Borozó), XXI, Medve utca 21 (Sólyom utca  148 ). M–Sa 08:00–22:00, Su 08:00–21:00.
  • 19 Maya Pub, XXI, Szent Imre tér (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 70 386-8624, . 10:00–23:00.
  • 20 Mini Pub (Mini Söröző), XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 240 (Vas Gereben utca  138 ), +36 30 964-7559. 10:00–21:00.
  • 21 Rizmajer Craft Beer House (Rizmajer Kézműves Sörház), XXI, Táncsics Mihály utca 110 (Csepel  H7 ), +36 1 277-2395, . Pub: M–W Su 09:00–23:00, Th-Sa 09:00–00:00; fast food bar: 12:00–22:30. Hamburger: 990 Ft.
  • 22 Sörömtanya, XXI, Szent István út 157 (Pinty utca  148 ). 08:00–22:00.
  • 23 Stefánia Espresso, XXI, Nap utca 10 (Erdősor utca  159 ), +36 30 307-6306. 09:00–22:00.
  • 24 Tróger Drinkbar, XXI, Erdősor utca 133 (Csikó sétány  159 ), +36 70 773-4113. 07:00–21:00.

Sleep[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 13,000 Ft
Mid-range 13,000 Ft21,000 Ft
Splurge Over 21,000 Ft

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Little Danube at Csepel
  • 3 Král Guesthouse, XXI, Lőcsei utca 1/a (Késmárki utca  151 ), +36 1 427-0065, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 10:00. Apartment for two persons: 19,535 Ft.
  • 4 Micó Inn (Micó Fogadó), XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 394 (Vízművek lakótelep  138 ), +36 30 236-2550, . Restaurant: M–Sa 12:00–22:00; Su 12:00–20:00. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 10:00. 5 rooms. Traditional restaurant. Double room: 13,565 Ft.

Splurge[edit]

  • 5 Anita Apartment, XXI, Szent István út 339 (Csepel, Hollandi út  148 ), +36 30 419-6805, . Check-in: 14:0, check-out: 10:00. Apartment for two persons: 36,290 Ft.
  • 6 B12 Apartment, XXI, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36 (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 30 914-0276. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 10:00. Apartment for four persons: 25,500 Ft.

Connect[edit]

  • 1 Csepel 1 Post Office, XXI, Szent Imre tér 21 (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 1 278-5700, . M–F 08:00–20:00, Sa 08:00–14:00.
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