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Budapest/Hegyvidék

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Hegyvidék is a district in Budapest.

Understand[edit]

View from Janos Hill toward the hills of 12th & 2nd districts

Hegyvidék (The Mount area) comprises all of the 12th & 2nd districts. It is the most exclusive area, with villas, embassies and foreign residences. This is the 'greenest' part of the city. Here is the city highest hill János hegy (527 m above sea level). It is situated in Buda the northwestern part. In north and northeast the III. district called Óbuda (Old Buda), in the east the Danube river by XIII. and V. district, Belváros Downtown or "Inner city". To the southeast is the I. district called Belbuda (Inner Buda). To the south is the XI. district Újbuda and Tétény (New Buda and Teteny). The neighboring communities are Budakeszi and Budaörs.

Because a significant part of the district is covered by forest, the area is very popular for local hikers, and as a residence for wealthy people. Countless luxurious villas, flashy cars and upscale quarter are located here, as are diplomatic offices.

Get in[edit]

Map of Budapest/Hegyvidék

Szell Kalman Square, the Main transport hub in this area

The major transport hubs: Szell Kalman Square (former Moszkva Square) and

  • 1 Hűvösvölgy Transport Hub, II. Hűvösvölgyi út ~213 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér further take tram 61 to end stop). Tram 61, bus 29, 57, 63, 64, 64A, 157, 157A, 164, 257, 264, 956, 963, 964 terminated here. Also a hundred meters away is the end station of the Széchenyi Hill Children's Railways

Metro[edit]

Two stations are located here: BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli pályaudvar (South Railway Station)

Buses[edit]

Bus 16, 16A and 116 go to Buda castle from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér. Bus 21 very useful exploring Jan Mountain or Secheni Mountain (János-hegy or Széchenyi-hegy), these are part of the Buda Protected Landscape Area.

Trams[edit]

The district is the most important tram is No.61 between Hűvösvölgy and Móricz Square, the former is a transport hub for the northern part of district, to transport hub to New Buda (Újbuda). You can catch it at BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Szell Kalman tér or BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Deli Pályaudvar

Other transport modes[edit]

Zugliget Chair-lift
Cogwheel tram at Hill Station
  • Cogwheel tram (Fogaskerekű). Using in the Buda Hills is a great escape from the city. The cogwheel tram, which is tram 61, leaves from Varosmajor, accessible by tram: 59 or 61 from Szell Kalman Square. It climbs through the wooded Buda Hills and at the top.
    • To 2 Bottom station take M2 Szell Kalman Square further bus 56 or tram: 59, 61. From station BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Szell Kalman Square take bus 21 to stop 'Ordas út' and walk 500m, near the Children's Railway terminal, to the 3 Upper station
  • 4 Children's Railway (Gyermekvasút), Hűvösvölgy (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér further tram: 61 to stop Hűvösvölgy 5 min walk to Lower Terminal - - To Upper station (Széchenyi-hegyi állomás) take Cogwheel tram (see above) to the Upper station and 200m walk), +36 1 397 5392, fax: +36 1 397 5396, e-mail: . May-Sep all day, other only T-Su. Using in the Buda Hills is a great escape from the city. If you feel like doing it, take the Children's Railway through the hills to Hüvösvölgy and take tram 61 back down to Széll Kálmán tér. The cogwheel tram accepts local travelcards, but the Gyermekvasút does not, and fares can be found here. Also if you have an old map, you're supposed to find Pioneers' Railway (Úttörővasút) instead of Children's Railway in it, which is the former name of the railway from the soviet era. More info: Budapest#Get around OW/RW HUF700/1400, student half price.
  • 5 Zugliget Chair-lift (Libegő), XII. Zugligeti út, 97 (Lower station) (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán' take a bus), +36 1 3255-255, +36 1 394 3764, e-mail: . Daily 10:00-18:00. This is a chair lift what taking you from "Zugliget" to Jan Mountain ("János hegy"). Ft900. BKK tickets and passes are not valid..

See[edit]

Tomb of Gül Baba, a monument from Turkish period
  • 1 Adyliget St. Stephen's Church (Adyligeti Szent István templom), II. Feketerigó u. 28. (From Huvosvolgy take bus 63 to stop Ady lepcso). Masses Tu 18:00, F 18:00, Sa 18:00, Su 08:00.
  • 2 Béla Bartók Memorial House (Bartók Béla Emlékház), Csalán út 29 (5-minute walk on the Csévi street, coming from the bus terminal (no. 5), at Pasaréti square, 1st bus 5 take at BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér), +36 1 394-4472, e-mail: . Tu-Sa 10:00-17:00. The final home of one of the greatest Hungarian composers. Located at a very beautiful place and has a big garden. - Bartók's sheet music, books, CDs, DVDs, postcards are available in the Museum Music Shop. Evening concerts: at 18:00. extraphone=+36 1 394-2100 Adult €4, student €2.
  • 3 Tomb of Gül Baba and Rosegarden (Gül Baba Türbe és rózsakert), II. Mecset utca 14. (entrance: Türbe tér 1.) (tram: 17 from Margit híd, Buda side to Szent Lukács Gyógyfürdő stop), +36 1 237-4400, e-mail: . 10:00-18:00. Built around 1548 by the Turkish occupants of the city. It is the northernmost place of Muslim pilgrimage. The beautiful view and the peacefulness of the place makes a visit worth. Free.
Millenaris Park
  • 4 Millenaris Park (Millennium Park, Millenáris Park), II. Kis Rókus u. 16–20 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér further walk 500m or take tram: 4, 6 one stop), +36 1 336 4000, fax: +36 1 336 4012, e-mail: . This is a cultural center for showing the Hungarian capital and Europe significant cultural and lifestyle values. It is developed from an iron foundry, what founded Abraham Ganz in the 'Field of Pest roller mill' (Pesti Hengermalom) company area. There is the House of the Future exhibition hall (Jövő Háza kiállítás) with themes as genome research, spacecraft (include the Hungarian Mars rover), astronomy or the lives of people with disabilities durable presentation 'Ability Park'. Located in the Great Hall (Building B), this is a huge multi-level building. The Pixel Gallery (Building C) has a similar spiral arrangement as the New York's Guggenheim Museum, used for media arts and visual art exhibitions. Theater (Teátrum) is a nearly 0.7ha of assembly hall converted building, a kind of studio. Used for TV studio, theaters and concert halls. The Host or Building G (Fogadó) was built in 1930s, former machine repair, plating plant. Used for concerts, child and family programs, studio theater performances, Chamber of Commerce exhibitions. The Worm Gallery (Csiga Galéria) is a separate gallery space for contemporary art exhibitions. The Loft (Padlás), a theater space, with mobile auditorium for 150 to 200 people. And also the park, a big green area (3.5ha). Vary.
  • 5 Foundry Museum (Öntődei Múzeum), II. Bem József u. 20 (TTram 4, 6 to 'Mechwart liget', 2nd stop From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Szell Kalman square'). Th 10AM-4PM, F 10AM-2PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. This is the one-time factory of Abraham Ganz, where the foundry existed even in 1960s. Ft800.
Ruins of Budaszentlőrinc Pauline Monastery
  • 6 Ruins of Pauline Monastery (Pálos kolostor romjai), Budaszentlőrinc, over 'Szépjuhászné' (By Children's Railway to train stop 'Szépjuhászné' or From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Szell Kalman square' take bus 22 to stop 'Szépjuhászné, Gyermekvasút'). Built in 13-14th centuries.
  • 7 Elizabeth Lookout (Erzsébet kilátó), Janos-hill (János-hegy) (Take the chair lift.Budapest#Get around'Libegő' or From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Szell Kalman square' take bus 90A to stop Normafa and strolling in wood 15 min, or take Children's Railway to stop Janos-hill or Virágvolgy station and short woodland walk to lookout). Daily 08:00-20:00. is Budapest's highest peak with its 527 meters.
  • 8 Bajor Gizi Actors’ Museum (Bajor Gizi Színészmúzeum), Stromfeld Aurél út, 16 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Deák tér' take Bus 105 to Németvölgyi út stop), +36 1 225 3161, e-mail: . W-Su 14:00-18:00. The museum covers decisive participants and events of almost 200 years of Hungarian theatre, from the strolling players of the 1820s up to the present moment. Placed in a neo-baroque, early 20th century villa and its compelling garden and park.
  • 9 Hegyvidék Region History Collection (Hegyvidéki Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény), Beethoven utca 1/b (tram: 59 from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli p.u.), +36 1 457-0501, fax: +36 1 457-0500, e-mail: . Tu,Th,F: 10:00-18:00..
  • 10 Hegyvidék Region Contemporary Art Gallery, Barabás Villa (Hegyvidéki Kortárs Galéria, Barabás Villa Galéria), Városmajor u. 16 & 44 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli p.u.), +36 1 201-6607, e-mail: . M-F 10:00-18:00, Sa 10:00-12:00. In two buildings
  • 11 Farkasret Cemetery (Farkasréti temető), Németvölgyi út 99 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér further tram: 59), +36 1 248 3520, e-mail: . This is the largest and most beautiful located cemetery in Buda. Opened 1894. At the west side of Denevér street is the Jewish Cemetery section. Car entry fee Ft280.
  • 12 Jokai Club (Jókai Klub), XII. Hollós út 5. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán take tram: 61 to 'Városmajor' further "red 60" (Cog Wheel train) to stop 'Svábhegy' to Svábhegy), +36 70 334 4468, fax: +36 1 395 8284, e-mail: . Built in 1883.
  • 13 MOM Cultural Center (MOM Kulturális Központ), XII. Csörsz u. 18. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér or Déli Pályaudvar further tram: 61 to 'Csörsz utca'), +36 1 319-9854, fax: +36 1 248-1756, e-mail: .
  • 14 Virányos Community Center, XII. Szarvas Gábor út 8/c (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán further Bus 156 or tram: 61 to stop 'Budagyöngye'), +36 70 33 44472, fax: +36 1 200 8713, e-mail: . Built in 1989. This is a family house type, three-storey building.
  • 15 [dead link] Ybl Villa, XII. Budakeszi út 36/B (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér + bus 22, 22A, 222 to 'Labanc út'), +36 1 354 3833, e-mail: . One of the most beautiful villas of Buda built in the 1850s.
  • 16 'Városmajori' Heart of Jesus Parish (Városmajori Jézus Szíve Plébánia), XII. Csaba u. 5. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér' and walk), +36 1 212-4656. Roman Catholic.
  • 17 Baptist St. John Church of Upper 'Krisztinaváros' (Felső-krisztinavárosi Keresztelő Szent János Plébánia), XII. Apor Vilmos tér 9-11. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán or Déli Pályaudvar further tram: 59 to 'Zólyomi lépcső'), +36 1 356-0089. Roman Catholic. Krisztinaváros means Kristinatown.
  • 18 Holy Family Parish of Zugligeti (Zugligeti Szent Család Plébánia), XII. Zalai út 1/C. (Zugliget quarter BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán further bus 222, 229 to 'Zalai út'), +36 20-823-4598, e-mail: . Roman Catholic
  • 19 All Saints Church of Farkasrét (Farkasréti Mindenszentek Plébánia), XII. Hegyalja út 139. (Farkasrét quarter, - BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán or Déli Pályaudvar further tram: 59 to 'Farkasréti temető' - or - BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Ferenciek tere further bus 8 to stop 'Farkasréti temető'), +36 1 319-3105, fax: +36 1 319-3104, e-mail: . Roman Catholic
  • 20 St. Ladislaus Parish of Istenhegy (Istenhegyi Szent László Plébánia), XII. Diana u. 15/A. (Istenhegy quarter, BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér' take tram: 61 to 'Városmajor' further "red 60" (Cog Wheel train) to stop 'Városkút'), +36 1 398-1591, fax: +36 1 395-8343, e-mail: . Roman Catholic. Built in 1975-78.
The ruins of Nyék Castle, Hűvösvölgyi út 78
  • 21 Mary's Chapel of Atonement of Kútvölgyi (Kútvölgyi Mária Engesztelő Kápolna), XII. Galgóczy u. 49 (Kútvölgyi quarter. - BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér' + bus 128 to last stop 'Városkúti út'). Roman Catholic. In 1990, next to the original 18th-century chapel built a larger chapel named Mary's Chapel of Atonement. In 1998, extended with "Camp Hill" pilgrim house. Next to the chapel stand the Mary Fountain with a small cloister
  • 22 Greek Catholic University Church (Szinaxis Diákotthon és Budapesti Görögkatolikus Egyetemi Lelkészség), XII. Hegyalja út 113. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Ferenciek tere further bus 8 to 'Korompai utca'). Greek Catholic.
  • 23 Reformed Church of Buda Mountain (Budahegyvidéki Református Egyházközség), XII. Böszörményi út 28 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér' or Déli Pályaudvar further tram: 59 or bus 102 to stop 'Királyhágó tér'), +36 1 355 4482 101, e-mail: .
  • 24 Reformed Mission Church of Svábhegy, XII., Felhő u. 10 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér' take tram: 61 to 'Városmajor' further "red 60" (Cog Wheel train) to stop 'Svábhegy'), e-mail: .
  • 25 Lutheran Church of Buda Mountain (Budahegyvidéki Evangélikus Egyházközség), XII. Kékgolyó u. 17. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Déli Pályaudvar' further tram: and 10min walk uphill), +36 1 224-0640, e-mail: . Lutheran church.
Former Post Palace
  • 26 Former Post Palace, Krisztina körút, 8 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér'). Protected Monument Building. A landmark of Szell Kalman square hilly side.
  • 27 Villas on Bela Kiraly street (Villák a), Bela Kiraly street, 27, 29, 33, 34 (multiple) (Cog wheel or bus 21, 21A to stop 'Adonis utca' take the rail underpass at 'Költő' street and there start the Bela Kiraly street). Just outside. Strolling between hundred or more years old buildings. - Frivaldszky–villa, Mauthner–villa, Pálffy-villa.
  • 28 Újlak Visitation of Our Lady Parish (Újlak Sarlós Boldogasszony plébánia), III. Bécsi út 32. (Bus 9, 29, 65, 65A, 109, 111, 165, tram: 17, 19, 41, Budapest hev symbol.svg BKV h5 jms.svg: Szépvölgyi út.), +36 1 335-3573, e-mail: . Masses M-Sa 6:30 and 18:00, Su 9:00, 10:30 and 18:00. - St. Stephen's Chapel Masses Weekdays 17:30, Su 9:00 & 11:00. Above the main entrance of the church in Latin inscription (1705 Creature Creator) marks the year of founding of the parish. For builders, mostly German-speaking Újlaki (Neustift) little more than fifty yearsfaithful took to build and furnish this church. The building Christopher Hamon Nepauer Matthew was raised in 1746-1766. The main altar was designed by Christopher Hickisch in 1799. The tower formed hard: The first, which began to build above the center of the front facade had to be demolished before its have fallen. Place it on the south side of the connector tower can still be seen. Instead made ​​on the south side another tower, this can still be seen nowadays. Top of the tower, "helmet" part, due to natural disasters, should be renewed twice. Present form of the tower was completed according to the plans of Ybl Miklós in 1877.The "Water level" indicator plaque located in the little church, a memory for 1875 rainstorm that causes serious damage. The frescoes made in 1920s.

Natural sights[edit]

Apathy Rock
  • 29 Apathy Rock (Apáthy-szikla), II.distr. (Near to the Devil's Ditch (Ördög árok), Take tram: 61 to stop 'Nagyhíd'). 24/7. This is a dolomite rock. The boundaries of the Nagybányai road, Madár street, Páfrányliget street and Görgényi road. Since 1977 nature reserve [dead link], almost 6 ha. Free.
  • 30 Balogh Adam rock (Balogh Ádám szikla), II., Balogh Ádám street and Endrődi Sándor street (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér' tram 61 to Kelemen László utca further take bus 29 to stop Vöröstorony utca). 24/7. approx. 1 hectare nature reserve [dead link]. Triassic dolomite protrusion with thermal water solution. Iron and manganese infiltration. In cavities calcite, barite and iron oxide hydroxide minerals. Free.
  • 31 Black pine (Feketefenyő, Lat.:Pinus nigra,), XII. Hangya utca ~37 (bus 112 to end stop Thomán István utca and walk on Csorna utca 200 m). Protected natural monument. The height of its is over 20 meters, age of its estimated to be at least 70 years.
Ördög (Hell) rift stream in Remete (Hermit) Valley
  • 32 Fácános Garden (Fácános kert), XII. Béla király út 61 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér' take bus 155 to Zugligeti út). 24/7. Around of the nature reserve is a mostly forested land. Size of its is nearly 10 hectares. The protected flora and fauna is very rich. Birds and squirrels are the biggest animals
  • 33 Fazekas Hill's quarry (Fazekas-hegyi kőfejtő), II. (Bounded by Uzsoki - Ördögárok - Bátori László - Villám streets, from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér' take tram 61 to Hűvösvölgy further take bus 63 to Villám utca, easiest access from Nagyrét street and turn to Torda street). A protected natural monument. It was one of the richest deposits of fossils of the capital. It is temporarily closed. Numerous protected plants and animal (mostly birds and lizards) live here.
  • 34 Ferenc-hegy natural monument, II. Törökvészi út and Ferenchegyi út intersection (Between Törökvészi Road - Őzgida Street - Zuhany Street, north and south from Ferenchegyi Road. - The easiest way to see from Törökvészi út and Ferenchegyi út intersection. - From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Batthyány tér' take bus 11 to stop Móricz Zsigmond Gimnázium). 24/7. The extent of the area: 8.6 ha. Located in Vérhalom neighborhood. Under the surface is the more than 5 km long, highly protected Francis Mountain Cave (Ferenchegyi-barlang). This area forms a protective zone from surface. Zoological and botanical values ​​of the area: large oak forest, protected and specially protected plant species (circa a dozen types), protected and strictly protected animal species (birds around a dozen types plus different lizards, butterflies, European squirrels). Free.
  • 35 The linden of the Gazda utca (A Gazda utcai hársfa védett természeti emlék), II. Pesthidegkút-Ófalu (300 m from Hidegkúti road, From Hűvösvölgy transport hub take bus 64, 64A, 164, 264 to stop Községház utca than go ahead (north) two streets, turn right cross the Creek (Paprika patak) further turn at Nóra street left). 24/7. A natural monument. Protected since 1980. Free.
  • 36 Giant sequoia (Felhő utcai hegyi mamutfenyő), XII. Felhő utca (Take bus 21 or 90 to stop Költő utca). Only from outside of garden. Located: Garden area of the Istenhegy (Mount of God). The top of the Giant can be see from Felhő utca and Cédrus utca corner. The Cloud Street's sequoia is one of the oldest and most burly tree in the Capital. Data: height: about 25 m, estimated age: 100 years, trunk circumference: approx. 2.5m.
  • 37 Protected Grassland patches (Denevér úti védett gyepfolt), XII. Denevér út (North of the Farkasrét Cemetery between the upper part of the Denevér road and the Fodor street, BKV metro.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: Újbuda-központ bus 53 to Mindszenty József bíboros tér). Protected natural monument. A lookout point located at the southern end of the small grassland with great panorama. Almost the entire city can be seen from here. Dozens types of protected flora, different butterflies, lizard and birds (blackbirds, robins, blackcaps, nightingales, lesser whitethroats, chiffchaffs) live here.
Mechwart grove, near to Margit Boulevard
  • 38 Mechwart grove (Mechwart liget), II.distr., (Margit Boulevard and Keleti Károly Street intersection, tram: 4,6 from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér'). 24/7. 1.8ha landscaped square. Free.
  • 39 Sessile oak (Védett kocsánytalan tölgy), XII. Eötvös út ~1 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér further take bus 21, 90 to stop Ordas út walk down a half block look the yellow house around the Özike road corner). A protected natural monument. Located in a suburban part of the Svábhegy (the Swabian mount) neighborhood. This is probably one of the last messenger of the former, large rural Buda's forest. This was one of the most widely spread species of oak in the mid Mountains in and around Budapest. This tree is about hundred years old. Over the decades, the crown of its had to repeatedly truncated, so it not formed upon to the characteristic dimensions of this species.

Do[edit]

Baths[edit]

Birdwatching[edit]

Buda Protected Landscape Area
  • 2 Ferenc hill Birdwatching Area (Ferenc-hegy), II.distr. Ferenchegyi út, Zuhany utca (Between Törökvész road and Pusztaszeri road, take bus 11 from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Batthyány tér' to stop 'Baba utca'). 24/7. On the mountain top and north slope can be see a karst scrub forests. The mountain is great for bird watching: blackbird, blue tit, chaffinch, greenfinch, great fiery-headed woodpecker and goldcrests. In the south-western end of Ferenc hill is Ferenc-Mountain Cave, (visit only for researchers). Free.

Cave tours[edit]

  • 3 Mátyás-hegyi Cave (Mátyás-hegyi-barlang), II. Szépvölgyi út 162 (From Kolosy square (tér) bus 65, to 'Pál-völgyi-cseppkőbarlang' stop.), +36 20 928-4969, e-mail: . Tours 2½-3hours, entrance at Pálvölgyi Cave. In the cave, there is no established route, the trip should be on all fours or sliding like to travel more than once, but the participation in any pre-qualification is not required, just a sporty attitude. The necessary equipment - overalls, helmets and head lamps - are provided. €15, discounted €12.
  • 4 Molnár János cave (Molnár János barlang), II. Frankel Leó út? (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Batthyany tér' and bus 86, to Császár-Komjádi uszoda (Swimming Pool), walk 5min across Elvis Presley square). are still active and filled up with thermal water, contains the largest known water filled cavity in Europe and feeds the nearby spa "Lukács". This caves in Buda has special origin, its not formed by cold waters from the outside, but formed by warm springs. - The thermal karst area of Rózsadomb neighborhood is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List
Palvolgy Stalactite Cave
  • 5 Szemlő Hill Cave (Szemlő-hegyi-barlang), II. Pusztaszeri út, 35 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Árpád-híd' tram 1 to 'Szentlélek square' + bus 29 to 'Szemlő-hegyi-barlang' stop, 100 m downhill to the entrance.), +36 1 325-6001, e-mail: . W-M 10:00-16:00, The tours: 35-40 minutes. Start at every hour. Take another cave tour in the 'Underground flower garden of Buda Hills'. Some of the guides do not speak any English, but they give a free English pamphlet for the tour. There is a joint ticket for the standard tourist areas of the Pál-völgyi and the Szemlőhegyi caves. The caves are walking distance to each other - ask for a map from either cave ticket office. These areas are easily accessible and well-lit making them better for the slightly claustrophobic among us, though to enjoy the true beauty of the caves you must go on the longer more strenuous tours. Due to the times that the tours start, you're better of starting at Szemlőhegyi then taking the 15-minute walk to Pál-völgyi. This way it is possible to not have a very long wait between your caves, and the outdoor area at Pál-völgyi is far more pleasant in nice weather than the Szemlőhegyi cave museum. €3.3.
  • 6 Palvolgy Cave (Pálvölgyi Barlang), II. Szépvölgyi út, 162 (From Kolosy square (tér) bus 65, to Pál-völgyi-cseppkőbarlang stop. - 500m from Szemlő-hegyi Cave), +36 1 325 5722, +36 1 325-9505, e-mail: . Tu-Su 10:00-16:00, Tours: 60 minutes (basic) or 25 minutes. Short guided tours start at 15 minutes past every hour.. A cave walking in the Buda Hills. Another way of passing a few hours is to visit the Caves on the Buda hills. The cave has special kinds of formations rarely seen in other places. There is a free English pamphlet for the tour. Basic tour €4.3, discount €3.3. Combined: with Szemlohegy Cave is valid €6.3,discount €4.3, Short tour €2.3..

Cinemas[edit]

  • 7 Palace Mammut (Mammut Bevásárló- és Szórakoztatóközpont), II. Lövőház utca 2-6 (in Mammut Center) (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér', tram: 4, tram: 6 stop Széna tér). Multiplex. Subtitled films. HUF1100-2200.
  • 8 [dead link] Palace MOM PARK Cinema Complex, XII. Alkotás utca (tram: 61 from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Déli p.u.' or bus 8, 40, 112 from BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: 'Ferenciek tere'). Which is the "Original language movie" in Budapest, so you can watch all the foreign movies here with subtitles too. Check Palace’s web site for programme and booking. Ft1250, for student Ft990, on cheap days Ft800.
Városmajor Park, former City Farm

Parks[edit]

  • 9 Városmajor (lit. City Farm), XII. Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor, Maros utca, and Csaba utca (Tram 59, 61 to stop Nyúl utca). 24/7. Points of interest: Városmajori Heart of Jesus Parish Church (Városmajori Jézus Szíve Plébánia) by Aladár Arkay in 1920s.mMemorial of the Warrior Unit of Hungarian Hunters in World War I (Magyar Tábori Vadászok emlékműve) a work of Kisfaludi Strobl Zsigmond. Statue of Beethoven (work of János Horvay). Statue of Tom Thumb (Hüvelyk Matyi) made by Ede Telcs. Statue of Espejo D'Eugenio statue (Espejo D' Eugenio szobor) by A. Negrete. Aladár Arkaymemorial column. The total area: 10 hectares. Half of the area covered with lawn also there is some flowered area, circa 1300 trees then one an d half hectare is covered with shrubs. History: This area was a flood plain of the Devil's Ditch (Ördög-árok). It was used for meadow a long time, then it was a military-owned land. A city's commander, Count Daun, horticulture and farm established in 1700s. In 1785 a regulation of Joseph II (Habsburg Emperor) established​​ a public park here. In 1787 more than three thousand trees were planted, brought from the forests of Budakeszi and Dunabogdány settlements. József Tallherr state architect and Antal Kock urban gardener made the plans inspired by the French gardens. In early 1800s an amusement park called Budai vurstli was moved here. This led to the deterioration of the neighborhood. In 1920 the Devil's Ditch was covered, and after some reconstruction the park was revived. Also here is the BSE sports hall with tennis courts, Városmajori Outdoor Theatre, Városmajori High School and the terminus for the cogwheel railway (on maps signed as tram#60). Free.

Sport[edit]

Csaszar-Komjadi Swimming Pool
  • 10 Csaszar-Komjadi Sports Swimming Pool (Császár-Komjádi Béla Sportuszoda), II. Árpád fejedelem útja 8 (There stop near the H5 suburban railway, bus 6, 86 and tram: 17.), +36 1 3261478, e-mail: . M-Su 06:00-19:00. Császár spa was established in 1806. There are three outdoor pools. Adult/student Ft1800/1100.
  • 11 Kleby Student Sports Association (Klébi Diáksport Egyesület), II. Szabadság u. 23 (bus 64, 64A, 164, 257, 264 to stop Községház utca), +36 1 397-4784, fax: +36 1 3768-344. Badminton Tu 19:00-22:00, W 19:00-20:00, Th 19:00-22:00, Su 16:00-19:00; climbing Tu 18:00-22:00, W 18:00-20:00, Th 18:00-22:00, Su 16:00-19:00.
  • 12 City Squash Club (Fallabda Club), II. Marczibányi tér 13 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér'), +36 1 336-0408, fax: +36 1 336-0409, e-mail: . Squash: M-F 7:00-23:00, Sa-Su 08:00-22:00; Fitness M-F 7:00-22:00, Sa-Su 08:00-20:00. Squash and fitness
  • 13 Off Road Art Sport Association (Art Off Road Sportegyesület), II. Trombitás u. 26. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér' further tram: 59, 61 to stop 'Városmajor'), +36 1 3553-176, e-mail: . - Terrain Rally
  • 14 Recreation Sports Center (Szabadidősport Központ), XII. Városmajor u. 29. (M2 Széll Kálmán), +36 1 202-1041, fax: +36 1 319-92-92, +36 1 319-34-39, e-mail: . M-F 6:00-7:30 and 16:45-21:30, Sa-Su 8:00-19:00. extraphone=+36 1 212-2945. Services:Swimming, aqua fitness, sauna, fitness, massage, solarium, indoor soccer, basketball, handball, floorball. - Gym rental (XII. Városmajor u. 29. Contact:+36 70 442-2130.) Adult ticket Ft1,300, Youth and senior tickets Ft900, Big Family ticket Ft900, Youth and Senior Pass Ft8,000, Adult Pass Ft11,000.
  • 15 MOM Sports Swimming Pool and Sports Centre (MOM Sport Uszoda és Sportközpont), XII. Csörsz u. 14-16 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán or Déli take Tram 61 to 'Csörsz utca'), +36 1 248-2260, fax: +36 1 248-2262, e-mail: . Daily 06:00-22:00. Rentals: Sports hall (size: 1.600m²), ballet room (110m²), Artificial grass football field (40m x 20m). email about rental=peter.horvath@momsport.hu Pools: Spa pools for wellness great relaxation for the 16-person hot tub, two Finnish saunas and steam rooms. Indoor competition pool: Size: 25m x 21m, 8 lane. Water depth: 2.1m. Water: 24-26°C. Other: stand with 250 seats, digital scoreboard. Indoor training pool: (15m x 8.5m, depth: 1.2m, water: 28-30°C. Adventure pool for max. 16 people, witth whirlpool, various massaging water jets (Water: 1m (depth), 30-32°C). Saunas (2) max.capacity 10 person, temperature: 90-105°C. Steam Room max.capacity 6 people, temperature: 40-50°C

Theatres[edit]

Millenaris, a huge cultural centre in district 2nd.
  • 16 Budapest Congress Center (Budapest Kongresszusi Központ), XII. Jagelló út 1-3 (To BAH-csomópont by tram: 61 from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli p.u., bus 8, 112 from Ferenciek tere (M3), bus 40 from BKV metro.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: Móricz Zs tér), +36 1 372-5425, e-mail: . The largest, most modern congress and meeting place in Hungary. Exhibits, festivals, concerts
  • 17 Millenáris, II. Fény utca 20-22 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér', tram: 4, tram: 6 stop Széna tér). This huge cultural centre has been built around former factory buildings. The complex includes a park, a small artificial lake, two playgrounds, some cafés and a theatre which hosts music, theatre and sometimes great contemporary opera performances. You can book your ticket at their home page, which is available in Hungarian and English. The area is frequently used as a venue for various fairs and exhibitions as well. (The interactive museum called Csodák Palotája (Palace of Wonders) which used to reside in the Millenáris moved to the Campona shopping centre in Southern Buda.) Tickets: Ft1,000-6,000.

Walking tours[edit]

Anna Hill observation tower, Buda Protected Landscape Area
  • 18 Buda Protected Landscape Area (Budai Tájvédelmi körzet), XII. district (North-west of Buda, some parts inside of city limit, Take tram: 61 to Hűvősvölgy terminus from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér', after bus 65 to terminus Nagykovácsi (all is 55-65 min.), than followed Z+ tourist path. 'Z' means green.). 24/7. Walking tours, from minutes until days long, on 10,528 hectares. Main part are: Budaörs wasteland; Excursion zona (include János-hegy, the forest range of Budakeszi and the environs of Hárshegy); the Hármashatár-hegy (hill) and the Hidegkút basin; a highly protected hill the Remete-hegy with the Remete Gorge; the Szénás-hills or the European Diploma Holding Area; The area of Vöröspocsolyás-hát (Vöröspocsolyás-backbone), Nagykopasz (559m, the highest point in the Buda hills) and Meszes-hegy. Maps Free.

Buy[edit]

Markets[edit]

Weekly Farmers BIO Market at MOM Cultural Center
  • 1 Fény Street Market (Fény utcai Piac), Fény utca (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér). M-Sa. Fresh vegetable and fruit. A part of it is a farmers' market.

Shopping malls[edit]

  • 2 Budagyöngye Shopping Centre (Budagyöngye Bevásárlóközpont), II. Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 121 (tram: 61 from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér), +36 1 2750855, fax: +36 1 2750855, e-mail: . M-F 07:00-21:00, Sa 07:00-20:00, Su 08:00-18:00. Pet Food, food, restaurant, café, shoes and leather goods, bags, fashion, health care, photo, optics, perfume and beauty, games for children, books, newspapers, stationery, homewares, electronics, computer science, sports, flowers, Gifts shops
  • 3 Hegyvidek Shopping Center (Hegyvidék Üzletközpont), XII. Németvölgy (Bus 105 from BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Deak Square), +36 1 951 0578, e-mail: . M-Sa 07.00–22.00, Su 10.00–16.00. A sizeable supermarket (M-Sa 7.00 –20.00, Su 10.00–16.00) on the basement. Game food store. Grocery. Szamos Chocolate Designer Shop. Bookshop. Boutiques. Restaurant. Cafe. OTP Bank. Post Office (M-F 10.00–18.00, Sa 10.00–16.00, Su closed)
  • 4 [dead link] Mammut Shopping and Entertainment Centre (Mammut Bevásárló- és Szórakoztató Központ), II. Lövőház St, 2 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér), +36 1 345 8000, e-mail: . Shops: M-Sa 10:00-21:00, Su 10:00-18:00, Restaurants: M-Su 10:00-22:00, Pharmacy: daiy 9:00-21:00. In two buildings, which are connected by two-storey bridge. It is the biggest of this category in Buda. Almost everything. Supermarket, banks, antiques, Household appliances and electronics, Goods for children, household textile, books, shoe shops, clothes, parfumes and houshold chemicals, décor and gift, sport shops, jewelry shops, telecommunication shops. Cinema. Restaurants. Pubs. Bowling. Fitness. Wi-Fi. IT Services.
MOM Park Complex (Shopping Centre, Office Buildings, Luxury Apartment Houses and Sports Centre
  • 5 MOM Park Shopping Centre (MOM Park Bevásárlóközpont), XII. Alkotás utca 53 (from BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Ferenciek tere Metro station take bus 8 or 112 to BAH-csomópont), +36 1 487 5500. M-Su 7:00–24:00, Supermarket: M-Sa 07:30–22:00, Su 08:00–20:00; Restaurants: M-Su 10:00-22:00; Pharmacy: M-Sa 09:00-20:00, Su 10:00-18:00; Cinema City M-Su 12.30-22.45. Shops on three level. Restaurants, pubs, cinema, insurance. Supermarket (almost 1000 m²), banks, post office, pharmacy, Wi-Fi, all three cell phone providers.
  • 6 Rozsadomb Center (Rózsadomb Center), II. Törökvész út 87-91. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Batthyány Square bus 11 to stop Verecke lépcső, - From Kolossy square bus 29 to stop Verecke lépcső), +36 1 345-8400, fax: +36 1 345-8492, e-mail: . - Spar supermarket. Fashion shops, squash club, milk bar, cafes, Club Korona Fitness, Klub Korona Aerobic.
  • 7 STOP.SHOP Center. Budapest Hűvösvölgyi, II. Hűvösvölgyi út 138 (in Hüvösvölgyi ut und Nagykovácsi ut is connected stop Heinrich Istvan utca tram 61). SPAR supermarket, dm Kft. drogerie, Deichmann shoes, Subway fast food, Libri boks, CIB BANK, Takko Fashion, Printinta , Fressnapf pet food, Skiny, Excklusive Change, TUI Travel Center, Spa Beauty salon, Diego shoes, OTP Bank, Diamond Optics, Star Health, Pharmacy, Erste Bank, Paper & decoration, Mediterranean Cafe

Supermarkets in district 2[edit]

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  • 8 CBA supermarket (CBA Élelmiszer-Hűvösvölgy), II. Hűvösvölgyi út.135 (Bus 29 to Lipótmezei út, or from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán take tram 61 to stop Vadaskerti utca), +36 1 3927087. M 07.00-18.00, Tu-F 06.30-19.30, Sa 06.30-14.00, Su closed. + units in district 2.: Budenz utca 24., Lövőház utca 12-14., Margit körút. 50 - 52., Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 13., Törökvész út 1., Vend utca 14., Pusztaszeri út 57., Házmán utca 2, Pasaréti út 98. Margit körút. 1., Hidegkúti út 167.
  • 9 Coop supermarket (Coop szupermarket), II. Frankel Leó u. 43. (Next to Császár-Komjádi swimming pool), +36 1 3261489, e-mail: . + unit in district 2: Horváth u. 1-3.
  • 10 G'Roby supermarket, II. Margit krt. 48.. (tram 4, 6 to stop Mechwart liget), +36 1 225-1633, +36 1 225-1634, e-mail: . Daily.
  • 11 Spar supermarket (Spar szupermarket), II. Gábor Áron utca 74-78 (In Rózsakert Shopping Center), +36 20 823 7262, e-mail: . M-F 07.00-21.00, Sa 08.00-18.00, Su 08.00-17.00. Supermarket chain. More units in district 2: Lövőház utca 2-6., (M-Sa 06.30-22.00, Su 08.00-19.00), Törökvész út 87-91., (M-F 07.00-21.00, Sa 07.30-18.00, Su 07.30-16.00), Hűvösvölgyi út 138., (M-F 07.00-21.00, Sa 07.00-18.00, Su 08.00-17.00), Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 63, (M-F 07.00-20.00, Sa 07.00-18.00, Su 08.00-18.00), Tölgyfa utca 1-3., (Open:24/7 !)

Supermarkets in district 12[edit]

  • 12 CBA supermarket (CBA szupermarket), XII. Eötvös út 38/b. (Széchenyi Hill Children's Railways: Normafa station, - BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér or BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli pályaudvar further bus 21 to stop Fülemile út), +36 1 3987776. M-F 07.00-20.00, Sa 07.00-18.00, Su closed. +Ten units in district 12: Szarvas Gábor út. 8., Zugligeti út 58., Eötvös út 6., Ráth György u. 3., Krisztina krt. 7. fszt.1-2., Csörsz u. 23 - 25., Apor Vilmos tér 11., Nógrádi u.39., Zalai u. 2, Királyhágó tér 1., Márvány u. 33.
  • 13 Coop supermarket (Coop abc), XII. Nagyenyed u. 2. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli pályaudvar and walk or tram 61 to Nagyenyed utca), +36 1 225-3278, e-mail: . 24/7 (?). + unit in district 12: Coop mini: Nárcisz u. 5.
  • 14 Spar supermarket (Spar szupermarket), XII. Szent Orbán tér 7 (Bus 21, 21A, 102, 212 to stop Szent Orbán tér), +36 20 823 8785, e-mail: . M-F 07.00-22.00, Sa-Su 09.00-21.00. Supermarket chain. More units in district 12: Alkotás utca 53., (M-Sa 07.30-22.00, Su 08.00-20.00), Böszörményi út 38/b, (M-F 06.30-21.00, Sa 07.30-19.30, Su 08.00-19.00)

Other stores[edit]

  • 15 [dead link] Baumax store (Baumax barkácsáruház), Budaörs, 2040 Sport u 3. (Bus 140 to stop Sport utca, or BKV metro.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: Kelenföld vasútállomás bus 40 to Kötő utca and walk cca. 900 m), +36 23 501610, e-mail: . M-Sa 07:00-20.00, Su 08.00-18.00. Garden centre, paint mixing centre, carpet center, building material centre
  • 16 Decathlon sports store (Decathlon sportáruház Budaörs), Budaörs, Baross utca 146. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 4 jms.svg: Kelenföld vasútállomás bus 40 to terminal 'Budaörsi lakótelep' and walk circa half km), +36 23 803803. M-F 09:00-20:00, Sa 09:00-20:30, Su 09:00-20:00. International sport clothes and equipment store chain
  • 17 Kika Furniture Store (Kika bútoráruház), Budaörs, Kinizsi utca 5. (Bus 287, 287A to stop Agip utca), +36 23 448000, fax: +36 23 448020. M-Sa 10:00-20:00, Su 10:00-19:00. Furniture Store chain.
  • 18 Media Markt electronics stores (Media Markt műszakiáruház), II. Lövőház utca 2-4. (Mammut shopping center) (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán 200 m), fax: +36 1 3363201, e-mail: . M-Sa 10:00-21:00, Su 10:00-20:00. Electronics store chain. Computers & offices goods, TV & audio, household appliance, photos, videos & optics, mobile phone & navigation, game & software, movies, music disc, home & garden electronic equipment.
  • 19 Metro Storage store (Metro raktáráruház Budaörs), Budaörs, Budapark, Keleti utca 3 (Near to the Lake Törökbálint, - BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli pályaudvar further take bus 139 to stop Gazdagréti út than change bus 88 to stop Budaörs, Tetra Pak and walk one and half km), +36 40 509050, +36 23 509050, fax: +36 1 4141288, e-mail: . M-Sa 06:00-21:30, Su 08:30-19:00. Chain. Mostly for retailers.
  • 20 dm drogeriemarkt, II. Pázsit u. 2. (Budagyöngye Shopping Center), +36 1 3766061, e-mail: . M-F 09:00-19:00, Sa 09:00-15:00. Austrian beauty/household store chain. Beauty, wellness health products. Baby care and household goods. Photo corner. More units in district 2: II. Törökvész út, 87-91, Rózsadomb Shopping Center Tel.:+36 1 346-0352, - II. Gábor Áron utca 74-78/A, Rózsakert Shopping Center, Tel:+36 1 3980617. - II. Lövőház utca 1-5, Mamut II. Shopping Center, Tel:+36 1 3458341. - II. Margit körút 50-52, Tel:+36 1 2258497.
  • 21 dm drogeriemarkt, XII. Apor Vilmos tér 11. (Hegyvidéki Shopping Center), +36 1 2240416, e-mail: . M-Sa 09:00-20:00, Su 09:00-16:00. Austrian beauty/household store chain. Beauty, wellness health products. Baby care and household goods. Photo corner. More units in district 12:: XII. Nagy Jenő utca 12, MOM Park, Tel: +36 1 4875490, - XII. Böszörményi út 36/a, Tel:+36 1 2240130.
August confectionery, near to Fény street market

Eat[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under €5
Mid-range €5-15
Splurge Above €15

Cafes[edit]

  • 1 Auguszt Pavilon Confectionery (Auguszt Pavilon), XII. Sasadi út 190 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér or Déli further tram: 59 to 'Farkasrét, Márton Áron tér'), +36 1 2490134, e-mail: . W-Su 10:00-18:00. Pastries, pies, salty pastries, seasonal products, cakes, wedding cakes, form-cakes, parfaits, ice-cream, Lunch menu
  • 2 Barabás Villa Cafe (Barabás Villa Kávézó), XII. Városmajor utca 44. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán walk), +36 70 380 5553, fax: +36 1 225 1388, e-mail: . Tu-Sa 10.00-18.00. Mineral water Ft260, carbonated soft drinks Ft280, juices Ft300, iced teas, refreshments Ft280, refreshments with alcohol Ft700, bottled beer Ft460, coffees Ft280-470, iced coffee (with ice cream) Ft620, hot cocoa Ft350, sandwiches Ft350, cakes Ft180, pies (cherry, cottage cheese, poppy seed) Ft290, Homemade pies (apple, peach, vanilla, chocolate) Ft320 10% discount with card.
  • 3 Bodrogi Cafe & Restaurant (étterem, kávézó), XII. Fürj u. 2. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Ferenciek + Bus 8, 112 to 'BAH-csomópont (Jagelló út)'), +36 1 784 3014. 40 seats. Starters Ft1100-1600, soups Ft1 200-2 300, main courses Ft1800-3900, desserts Ft900-1100.
  • 4 Daubner Confectionery (Daubner Cukrászda), III. Szépvölgyi út 50., Budapest, 2nd district (bus 60 at BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Batthyány tér metro and get off at Kolosy tér, or From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Batthyány tér take Budapest hev symbol.svg BKV h5 jms.svg to Kolosy tér. From Kolosy tér take buses 29, 65 or 165 to ‘Ürömi út’), +36 1 335-2253. Tu-Su 09:00–19:00. Delicious cakes, strudels, pies, confectionery poetry and salty snacks
  • 5 La Praline confectionery (La Praline Cukrászda, Kávézó), XII. Apor Vilmos tér 11-12. (Hegyvidék Központ) (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 1 jms.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Deák + bus 105 or From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli take bus 102 to 'Apor Vilmos tér '), +36 20 508 0664, e-mail: . South Provencal-style confectionery, based on authentic recipes hand-made French pastries, macaron, la praline products, creams, sandwiches.
  • 6 Lala & Zsolt (Lala & Zsolt Cukrászda), Kiss János altábornagy utca 26 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli take Tram 61 to Márvány'), +36 30 959 6522. Salty, sweet biscuits, cakes, homemade cakes and ice creams. Cakes (slice) Ft250-500.
  • 7 Major (Major Cukrászda), XII.Maros utca 14 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli walk 300m), +36 20 406 0075, e-mail: . M-F 09.00-18.00, Sa 10.00-16.00. Salty, sweet biscuits, cakes, homemade cakes and ice creams.
  • 8 Paulaner Restaurant-Pub. (Paulaner Sörház - MOM Park), XII. Alkotás u. 53. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli + tram: 61 to 'Csörsz utca'), +36 70 377 1000, e-mail: . Daily 11.30-24.00.
  • 9 Svabhegyi Tavern (Svábhegyi Vendéglő), XII. Költő utca 30. (Cogwheel to 'Svábhegy' 350m), +36 1 391 7356, e-mail: . Family events, weddings, business and wine dinners, barbecue parties, gluten-free food, home delivery.
  • 10 Szamos Chocolate, Budai Confectioner's (Szamos Csokoládé), XII. Böszörményi út 44-46. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli take tram: 59 to 'Kiss János altábornagy utca'), +36 1 224 0052, fax: +36 1 224 0052. Daily 09.00-20.00. Gift boxes, pralines, marzipan figurines, packaged desserts, delicatessen products. Restaurants and delivery food.
  • 11 Hotel Molnar - Restaurant Molnar (Hotel Molnár - Molnár Étterem), XII. Fodor utca 143 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli take tram: 59 to 'Farkasrét, Márton Áron tér' + Bus 53 to 'Mindszenty József bíboros tér'), +36 1 395 1872, fax: +36 1 395 1875, e-mail: .
  • 12 Budai Sport Tavern (Budai Sport Vendéglő), XII. Bán u. 6-8. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli + tram: 61 to Csörsz utca 200m), +36 70 624 1218, e-mail: . Starters Ft1 100-1 300, Soups Ft400-800, Main Courses Ft1 300-1900, Desserts Ft300-500, Salads Ft300-600, Pastas Ft700-900
  • 13 Cafe Diva - MOM Park (Díva kávézó), XII. Alkotás u. 53. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli + tram: 61 to Csörsz utca), +36 1 487 5454, fax: +36 1 487 5454. M-Th 9:30-22:00, F-Sa 9:30-23:00, Su 9:30-22:00. Weekdays menus: omelet with ham, baguette with avocado, breaded chicken breast with cheese, beef medallions with cognac wild mushroom casserole, quasadillas, gnocchi with sheep cheese etc.
  • 14 Café Lounge (Lounge kávézó), XII. Alkotás utca 63-67 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli + tram: 61 to Csörsz utca), +36 1 3725700, fax: +36 1 4665636, e-mail: . Mo-Su 06:00-24:00.
  • 15 [dead link] Café La Terra (Caffe La Terra), XII.Böszörményi út 44-46. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli take tram: 59 to 'Kiss János altábornagy utca'), +36 1 355 06 05, fax: +36 1 355 06 05, e-mail: . Mo-Sa 11:00-23:00. Daily menus Two courses: Ft1200; three courses Ft1500. (weekdays 12:00-17:00)- Soups Ft800-1000, Appetizers Ft1700-2100.

Fast Food[edit]

Hármashatárhegy hobby airfield
  • 16 Burger King, II. Lövőház utca 2-6 (Inside Mammut 2 shopping center, BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér, tram: 4, 6), +36 1 345 8081. M-Th 8:00-23:00, F 08:00-24:00, Sa 08:00-24:00, Su 8:00-23:00.
  • 17 McDonald's Restaurant, II. KER. Margit krt. 103. (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér, tram: 4, 6), +36 1 4190316. Daily 07:00-02:00. McReggeli (Breakfast), Wi-Fi.

Budget[edit]

  • 18 Bajai fishrestaurant (Bajai halászcsárda, Fogas Pizzéria), XII. Hollós út 2. (Cogwheel tram to 'Svábhegy' or BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér further bus 21 to 'Svábhegy'), +36 1 275 5245, fax: +36 1 275 5246, e-mail: . M–Sa 11:30–22:00, Su 11:30–20:00. Beer garden - Parking - Air conditioned room - WiFi Internet - Weekly Menu - Home Delivery
  • 19 [dead link] Náncsi Néni restaurant (Náncsi Néni Vendéglője, Aunt Nancy’s Inn), II. Ördögárok utca 80 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér further tram: 59 or bus 56 to Huvösvölgy terminal and take bus no. 63 or 157. to Széchenyi utca). 11.30-23.00. This place is famous for its traditional Hungarian dishes, including túrógombóc (sweet curd dumplings), but also serves international dishes, such as seafood and French cuisine. - From spring to autumn, food is served on a woody outdoor terrace. The restaurant itself was initially an old farmhouse, and it’s now decorated in a rustic manner, with wood panels and paintings. Náncsi Néni frequently features live traditional music, especially accordion Soups €4-5, mains €9-11.
  • 20 [dead link] Margaret Garden Restaurant (Margitkert Vendéglő), II. Margit utca 15 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Nyugati tér take tram: 4, 6 to Margit bridge, Buda), +36 1 326 0860, fax: +36 1 326 0861, e-mail: . 12.00-24.00. Cold Appetizers Ft1180-2890, Soups Ft540-820, Warm Appetizers Ft620-1680, Fish Ft 1260-2560, Foie Gras Ft2450-4790, Poultry Ft1850-3080, Pork Ft1790-2130, Veal and Beef Ft2150-4780, Lamb, Mutton and Game Ft2320-2540, Cheese Ft1270-2810, Dessert Ft650-1100.

Mid-range[edit]

  • 21 Maros (Maros Söröző Étterem), XII. Maros utca 16. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli walk 350m), +36 1 783 6470, fax: +36 1 783 6514, e-mail: . M-Sa 12:00-22:00, Su 12:00-17:00. Garden restaurant offering low-priced, home-cooked meals. Dog friendly. Free wi-fi, playground, fiber oven. Daily menu (2 courses) Ft1000. - or a'la carte appetizer Ft1500-1800, soups Ft1000, main course Ft1700-3600, fish Ft1300-2600, salads Ft600-1300, Snacks Ft600-1400, pasta Ft1000-2000, desserts Ft600.
  • 22 Szent Jupát Söröző & Étterem restaurant, II. Retek utca 16 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Szél Kálmán tér walk), +36 1 212-2923. A well-known restaurant serving tasty and authentic Hungarian food, but the service leaves a little to be desired.
  • 23 Jagello (Jagello étterem, hotel), XII. Jagelló út 38 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Ferenciek take Bus 8, 112 to 'BAH-csomópont (Jagelló út)'), +36 1 2482780, fax: +36 1 3190274, e-mail: . 26 a/c, dbl room with free Wi-Fi, hair-dryer, sound-proof windows sgl/dbl/tpl €50/65/85 (April-October 2014), discounts for off season time.
  • 24 Larus (LARUS étterem), XII. Csörsz u. 18.b (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Ferenciek tere take Bus 112 to 'Sirály utca' 100m), +36 1 7992480, fax: +36 1 7992481, e-mail: . M-Sa 11:00-23:30. Weekly dinner menu every weekday between 12.00-15.00 Appetizer Ft1500-2600, main dishes Ft2600-5500, Dessert Ft1400, Cheese choice Ft2300.
  • 25 Lugas, II. Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 77 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Szél Kálmán tér take tram: 61 two stops), +36 1 225-3690. A nice, small, comfortable restaurant. Main course + glass of beer: Ft2250.
  • 26 Menta Terrace (Menta Terasz), II. Margit krt. 14. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 3 jms.svg: Nyugati ter take Bus 91/tram: 4, 6 to stop Margit híd, budai hídfő), +36 1 3361250, fax: +36 1 3361251, e-mail: . M-Th 12:00-22:00, Fr-Sa 12:00-24:00, Su 12:00-22:00. - (Ft) Starters 1000-2200, Soups 800-1600, Salads 700-1700, Pastas 1600, Burgers 1900-2400, Chicken, duck, goose dishes 1600-3500, Pork dishes 1600-2300, Menta Platter (3 different meat types: breaded pork tanderlion, roasted piglet belly, grilled chicken breast), served with a fresh, salad mix and potato wedges with roquefort and chives sauce 2380, Beef dishes 1780-2480, Fish dishes 2680 -3280 , Vegetarian dishes 1000-1700, Side dishes 400-700, Pickles 500-600, Desserts 900.
  • 27 Mongolian Barbecue, XII district; Marvany utca 19/a (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Szél Kálmán tér take tram: 61 to stop Marvany utca), +36 1 212-1859, fax: +36 1 212-3743. All-you-can-eat format. Fantastic restaurant which is not far from the Déli Train Station; unlimited beer and wine included. Ft5,000.
  • 28 Mughal Shahi restaurant (Pakisztáni Étterem Mughal Shahi), 12.dist. Városmajor utca 57 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér further bus 128, 129 to stop 'Temes utca'), +36 1 202-4488. Pakistan food.
  • 29 Normakert Tavern (Normakert Vendéglő), XII. Eötvős út 59. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Déli take Bus 21, 21A to 'Normafa'), +36 30 861 2199, e-mail: . Tu-F 11:00-23:00, Sa-Su 10:00-23:00. With a cozy atmosphere, home-cooked meals, a wide range of beer and brandy. appetizer Ft700-1700, soups Ft700-1000, main course Ft2300-3900, salads Ft600, kid's meal Ft600, desserts Ft900, sparkling, still water (2.5 dl) Ft300, a glass soft drink Ft350, Juices 2 dl Ft400, beers 5 dl Ft500, Hungarian spirits eight types 0.4 dl Ft800-1500, other spirits, vodkas (dozen) Ft700-1200, coffees (eight) Ft400-900.
  • 30 Remiz restaurant (Remíz Kávéház és Söröző), II.Budakeszi út 5. (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Szél Kálmán tér take tram: 61 or bus 22), +36 1 2751396, fax: +36 1 2003843, e-mail: . Daily 12:00-23:00. Starters Ft1500-3400. Soups Ft800-1900. Salads Ft600-2600. Main dishes Ft2300-4000. Fish dishes Ft3500. Mostly Hungarian wines and champagnes.
  • 31 Uzbekistan Bukhara Bar Restaurant (Bukhara Bár Üzbég Étterem), II. Ördögárok Road 174 (From BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Szél Kálmán tér take tram: 61 to the end stop 'Hűvösvölgy' further Bus 157 to stop 'Arany János utca' from Hűvösvölgy), +36 1 274-6142, e-mail: . 12.00-23.00. - Wi-Fi. Inside 46 places, outside 32 places.
  • 32 Indigo Étterem - Buda (Flavours of India), Fény utca 16, +36 1 397-7077, e-mail: . 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..

Splurge[edit]

  • 33 Mughal Shahi restaurant (Pakisztáni Étterem Mughal Shahi), XII. Városmajor utca 57 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér further bus 128, 129 to stop 'Temes utca'), +36 1 202-4488. Pakistani food.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Marxim Pub & Pizzeria (Marxim Pizzéria és Söröző), II. Kisrókus utca 23 (15 minutes walk from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: Széll Kálmán tér. Follow the tram: 4/6 tracks and find Kisrókus utca on the left after a big ugly office building. Look for the Red Star.), +36 1 316-0231. F-Sa 12:00-02:00, Su: 18:00-01:00, M-Th: 12:00-01:00. An athmospheric pub-like restaurant. It is rather smoky and usually packed with local youths, but the post-communist interior is a must. You can have pizzas like "Usonka" or "Lenin's favourite" (around Ft1000).
  • 2 JAM Pub, II. (Inside Mammut II Shopping Mall, 1.floor). Su-We 8:00-04:00, Th-Sa 08:00-06:00. - Classic pub character, mood elegance. Cuisine type: international. Specials: Cocktails, Speciality Coffee. Simple dishes, salads Ft800-1600, Scrambled eggs, omelets Ft600-1000, breakfast beverages Ft600, "Jam" Tatar variations (steaks, fishes) Ft1500-2500, soups Ft900-1200, main courses Ft1500-4000, desserts Ft700-800.
  • 3 Gombi Beercellar (Gombi Serpince), Nagyenyed u. 13 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Déli' 300 m), +36 1 212-3919. M-Sa 14.00–24.00. homely pub, sports on flatscreen, electronic Darts, card playing cheap beers and snacks.
  • 4 Vadaspark restaurant and Beergarden (Vadaspark Étterem), XII. Szanatórium u. 2. (A couple meters from city limit - Bus 222 to last stop 'Budakeszi, Honfoglalás sétány' from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Széll Kálmán tér'), +36 1 275-2436, +36 30 2416637, fax: +36 1 700 2957, e-mail: . Th-M 12.00-22.00 (Mar-Oct all days open!!). Three rooms: Furnace room, Hunter Hall and The Barn
  • 5 Drink Island Buffet and Whiskey Bar (Drink Island Büfé és Whisky Bár), Alkotás utca 17 (BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Déli'), +36 1 2018765, +36 20-938-1679, e-mail: . Wi-Fi. A/Con, multimedia system. More than a hundred kinds of whiskey purchase. 2 cl whiskey (100+ types) Ft400-1200.
  • 6 Makk Hetes Tavern (http://makkhetesvendeglo.hu/), XII. Kiss János altábornagy u. 59. (Bus 102 from BKV metro.svg BKV m 2 jms.svg: 'Déli' or Bus 112 from Ferenciek, 105 from M1,2,3 'Deák tér' to 'Németvölgyi út', or tram 59 to 'Kiss János altábornagy utca' and walk 200 m uphill), +36 1 3557330. Daily 11:00-22:00. Friendly, welcoming restaurant with a history of several decades. Located in quiet, intimate environment. In the summer season also a cozy garden is open. This is an ideal place for family events friendly gatherings, business meetings, as well as group and corporate events. M-F 11:00-15:00 two-course menu Ft1,290! Local pirits (4 cl/2 cl): Fluffy double brandies (black cherry, plum, quince, apricot, William) Ft900/540; Shingle (honey peaches, plums and honey, cinnamon and honey apple, cherry honey almond) Ft900/540, Kecskemét apricot 'palinka' Ft800/480, William pear Ft800/480, Kosher plum Ft900/540, Unicum liqueur Ft800/480 - Local wines all part of Hungary (dozens). A couple of them: Budai Don Olivér 2010 (bottle 0.75 l) Ft2500, Pécsi Savignon Blanc Ft2900, Szőlőskislaki Chardonnay Ft3200, Pécsi Portugieser Ft2900.
  • 7 Majorka pub (Majorka söröző), XII. Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 16 (Near to Cog-Wheel Lower Terminal), +36 1 2240055, e-mail: . Su-W 12:00-24:00 Th-Sa 12:00-02:00. Wines, beers and cocktails, soft melange, whiskey. Broad range of hamburgers. In summer thera are many types of ice creams. The winter special, the Austrian Alps hits, is the steamed dumplings with poppy seeds and vanilla sauce.
Southern Railway Station, catch a train here to Lake Balaton

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • 1 Grand Hostel Budapest, II. Hüvösvölgyi út 69 (3 km NW of centre, from Széll Kálmán tér take tram 61 to Kelemen László utca), +36 1 274 1111, e-mail: . Dorms & private rooms available. 4-bed dorms from €15, sgl €30-50.
  • 2 Sport hostel (Semmelweis Egyetem Testnevelési ésSporttudományi Kar kollégiuma), XII. Kiss János altábornagy utca 2 (300 m S of Déli rwy stn), +36 20 212 9180, e-mail: . This is student accommodation within the Univ of Physical Education / Testnevelesi Egyetem, which may be available in summer as a Hostel.

Mid-range[edit]

  • 3 Bobbio Hotel, XII. Béla király út 47 (5 km W of centre, take Bus 155 to 'Béla király út'), +36 1 274 4000, fax: +36 1 395-8377, e-mail: . 3-star sgl/dbl/tpl Ft12500/15000/16500.
  • 4 [dead link] Budai Sport Hotel, XII. Jánoshegyi út 10503/9 (In country beyond W of city, take Bus 21A to 'Normafa' then a 1.5 km walk), +36 1 395 4018, +36 30 754 8896 (mobile), fax: +36 1 395 6491, e-mail: . 3-star with 2-3-4 bed rooms and apartments. Finnish sauna with cold water diving pool, solarium, fitness room, two outdoor pools and other sport facilities. Own restaurant. Sgl/Dbl, Twin/Tpl €50/65/75.
  • 5 Budai Hotel and Tavern (Budai Hotel és Vendéglő), XII. Rácz Aladár út 45 (W edge of town, 6 km from centre. Nearest bus 53 to Cardinal Mindszenty sq), +36 30 444 5685, fax: +36 1 249 0275. 3 star with twelve rooms. Wi-fi, Sat TV, safe. Closed garage €4/day/ vehicle. Bicycle rental free. Tennis lessons available. sgl/dbl/tpl/quad €30/40/45/50.
  • 6 Gárdonyi guesthouse (Gárdonyi Vendégház), II. Bimbó út 25/B (500 m W of Margit bridge. From Batthyany ter take bus 11 or 111 to Füge utca), +36 1 326 7742, fax: +36 1 326 8895, e-mail: . 2-star. Season prices sgl/dbl/tpl €35/45/55.
  • 7 Buda Villa Panzió, II. Kiss Áron u. 6 (3 km W of centre. Take Tram 61 from Széll Kálmán tér), +36 1 275 0091, e-mail: . Quiet surroundings, guaranteed rest. Located in a residential area. sgl €45-55, dbl. €48-69.
  • 8 Budapest Hotel, II. Szilágyi Erzsebet fasor 47. (1.5 km W of Elisabeth bridge. From Széll Kálmán tér take tram 61 or bus 22, 56), +36 1 889 4200, e-mail: . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. 4-star, has 280 air-con rooms and 9 suites in modern circular tower. sgl/dbl €50-70/62-86, suites from €110.
  • 9 Császár Hotel, II. Frankel Leó u. 35 (On W bank 400 m N of Margit bridge & metro), +36 1 336 2640, fax: +36 1 336 2644, e-mail: . 3-star with three outdoor pools. Online Price: sgl./dbl/quad €39/49-59/79 (2014).
  • 10 Hotel Molnár, XII. Fodor utca 143 (Edge of town 5 km W of centre. Take Bus 53 from Ujbuda-kozpont Metro to Cardinal Mindszenty József tér), +36 1 395 1872, fax: +36 1 395 1875. Check-in: 16.00, check-out: 11.00. Three star hotel with restaurant, gym & sauna. Jun-Sept EUR 64/69/79/89.
  • 11 Walzer Hotel, XII. Németvölgyi út 110. (3 km W of Elisabeth bridge. From Déli station take tram 59 to Liptó utca), +36 1 319 1212, fax: +36 1 248 0450, e-mail: . 3-star, edge of town. Jun-Sept €45/55/65.

Splurge[edit]

  • 12 Novotel Budapest City, XII. Alkotás u. 63-67 (1 km W of Elisabeth bridge. Take bus 8 or 112 to Hegyalja ut), +36 1 372 5400, fax: +36 1 466 5636. 4 star, near Budapest Congress & World Trade Centre. High-rise with 319 rooms Dbl. €82-100.
  • 13 Petneházy Club Hotel, II. Feketefej u. 2-4. (15 km NW of centre. From Hűvösvölgy take bus 63 to Adyliget, walk 500 m S along Feketefej ut), +36 1 391 8010, fax: +36 1 376 5738, e-mail: . 3-star with indoor pool, massage services, tennis courts, bicycles to rent. Dbl. Studio Ft24,000-26,000 Cottage for 4 persons Ft32,000-34,000.

Connect[edit]

Post Offices[edit]

  • 6 Post Office (Budapest 25 Posta), II. Gábor Áron utca 74–78/a (Rózsakert Bevásárlóközpont), +36 1 235-2807. M-F 08:00-19:00, Sa 8:00-14:00.
  • 7 Post Office (Budapest 27 POSTA), II. Hüvösvölgyi út 137 (tram: 61), +36 1 394-3448. M-Fr 8:00-19:00.
  • 8 Post Office (Budapest 114 - MAMMUT POSTA), II. Lövőház utca 1-5 (Mammut II., -tram: 4, 6), +36 1 235-2831. M-F 08:00-20:00, Sa-Su 09:00-14:00.
  • 9 Post Office (Budapest BUDAGYÖNGYE 125 POSTA), II. Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 121 (Budagyöngye Bevásárlóközpont), +36 1 200-6153. M-Fr 09:00-19:00, Sa 8:00-13:00.
  • 10 Post Office (Budapest 23 POSTA), II. Török utca 2. (Bus 91 to stop Margit bridge, buda from M3 Nyugati, or tram: 4, 6 Margit bridge, buda), +36 1 212-4170. M-F 8:00-19:00.
  • 11 Post Office (Budapest RÓZSADOMB CENTER POSTA), II. Törökvész út 87–91 (Rózsadomb Center.), +36 1 235-2819. M-F 8:00-19:00, Sa-Su 09:00-14:00.
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