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Zugló (Mediaval name: Szugló, German: Lerchenfeld) is the official name of the 14th district of Budapest. It is a large and mixed neighborhood, with communist era style highrise apartments sprinkled between decently kept one house residential streets. This article describes the estern part of the district (everything except Városliget and Istvánmező).

Understand[edit]

Map of Budapest/Zugló

Parts of Rákosmező is thought to be part of Zugló now; this was the ground for the inaugurational process for the king at times in Hungarian history dating back to the 13th century. The development of the area started in the middle of the 19th century as Pest expanded. The subway (the first subway in continental Europe outside London) reached the district at the end of the 19th century. The first mansions were built around the City Park.

As the city expanded, the suburban district quickly found itself fairly central in the city, and larger houses started to appear in certain areas. The Communist era brought large developments of pre-fab housing projects into some areas of the district, but large parts of the district still maintain the suburban feeling; and some areas even retained the glamour of the mansions built at the turn of the century.

Get in[edit]

To Zugló from the center:

  • From Mexikói út  M1  by  3  to 1 Bosnyák tér.
  • From Nyugati pályaudvar  M3  by  S21 ,  S50  or  Z50  to 2 Zugló Train Station.
  • From Keleti pályaudvar  M2  M4  by  7 ,  7E ,  8E ,  108E ,  110 ,  112  or  133E  to Bosnyák tér.

Public transport map of Zugló.

See[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

Steam locomotives in Hungarian Railway History Park
  • 1 Hungarian Railway History Park (Magyar Vasúttörténeti Park), XIV, Tatai út 95 (Rokolya utca  30 ), +36 1 450-1497, . Apr–Oct: Tu–Sa 10:00–18:00, Su 10:00–17:00. A railway museum in a railway workshop of the Hungarian State Railways (MÁV), the former Budapest North Depot. The museum covers more than 70,000 km2 (27,000 sq mi) and it has over one hundred exhibits, including railway vehicles and equipment. Visitors can not only admire the old machines: they can also try them out for extra prices. Adult: 1800 Ft; senior, student: 1100 Ft; children: 900 Ft. Hungarian Railway Museum (Q573257) on Wikidata Hungarian Railway History Park on Wikipedia
  • 2 Loránd Eötvös Memorial Collection (Eötvös Loránd Emlékgyűjtemény), XIV, Columbus utca 17-23 (Amerikai út  7  / Zugló vasútállomás  1 ), +36 1 252-4999, . M W F 10:00–16:00. The museum presents the personal legacy and laboratory equipment and creations of Loránd Eötvös.
  • 3 Atanáz Fedinecz Ruthenian Museum of Hungary (Fedinecz Atanáz Magyarországi Ruszinok Közérdekű Muzeális Gyűjteménye és Kiállítóhelye), XIV, Gyarmat utca 85/b (Fűrész utca  277 ), +36 1 468-2636, . M–Th 09:00–16:00, F 09:00–14:00.
  • 4 Japanese Garden (Japánkert), XIV, Kövér Lajos utca 1 (Róna utca  77 ), +36 1 273-2741, . 08:00–20:00. Botanical garden designed by Márton Varga in 1928. Adult: 500 Ft; senior, student: 300 Ft.

Churches and statues[edit]

Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Parish Church
  • 5 Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Parish Church (Páduai Szent Antal római katolikus plébániatemplom), XIV, Bosnyák tér (Bosnyák tér  3  7 ), +36 1 383-0550, . Built in 1946. Saint Anthony of Padua Parish Church (Q963149) on Wikidata
  • 6 Herminamező Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish Church (Herminamezői Szentlélek római katolikus plébániatemplom), XIV, Kassai tér (Kassai tér  74 ), +36 1 251-1359, . Built in 1937. Holy Spirit Church in Kassai square, Budapest (Q1035616) on Wikidata
  • 7 Zugló Reformed Church (Zuglói református templom), XIV, Róna utca 197-199 (Nagy Lajos király útja / Czobor utca  3  5 ), +36 1 251-3447, . Built in 1893.
  • 8 Zugló Lutheran Church (Zuglói evangélikus templom), XIV, Lőcsei út 32 (Bosnyák tér  3  7 ), +36 422-0637, .
  • 9 King Stephen Roman Catholic Church (Szent István király római katolikus templom), XIV, Álmos vezér tere 1 (Füredi utca / Ond vezér útja  81 ), +36 1 363-5976. Built in 1887 in Neo-Romanesque style, according to plans of József Pucher. It was expanded in 1949.
  • 10 Statue of Count István Tisza (Gróf Tisza István-szobor), XIV, Tisza István tér (Tisza István tér  7  82 ). 3 m (9.8 ft) high Bronze statue made by István Harmath in 2012. Count István Tisza was a Hungarian politician, prime minister, political scientist, international lawyer, macroeconomist, member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and champion duelist.
  • 11 Statue in Honor of Bulgarian Gardeners (A bolgárkertészek tiszteletére-szobor), XIV, Bosnyák tér (Bosnyák tér  3  7 ). Made by Kozsuharov Ognjan in 2014 in the honor of the 100th anniversary of the Association of Bulgarians in Hungary.

Do[edit]

Culture[edit]

Herminamező Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish Church

Leisure[edit]

Sport[edit]

  • 5 BVSC Swimming Pool, XIV, Szőnyi út 2 (Amerikai út (Mexikói út M)  74  / Mexikói út  M1 ), +36 1 273-1426, . M–F 06:00–21:00, Sa Su 06:00–19:30. Adult: 2400 Ft; senior, student: 1950 Ft.
  • 6 BVSC Tennis Club, XIV, Tatai út 79-85 (Futár utca  20E ), +36 30 931-8635, . 07:00–23:00. Tennis courts. 1000 Ft4400 Ft.
  • 7 Club 88, XIV, Szugló utca 88 (Szugló utca / Nagy Lajos király útja  3 ), +36 1 221-4879, . M–Sa 12:00–00:00. Billiard saloon and traditional restaurant. Billiard: 900 Ft per hour, average meal: 2800 Ft.
  • 8 Pillangó Tennis Club, XIV, Róna utca 25 (Róna utca  80  / Pillangó utca  M2 ), +36 30 754-8010, . 07:00–22:00. Tennis courts. 1800 Ft5200 Ft per hour.
  • 9 Sportpark, XIV, Mogyoródi út 130 (Gvadányi utca  77 ), +36 1 950-0854, . Nov–Mar: 07:00–17:00, Apr–Oct: 06:00–21:00. Running track, basketball, football. orange ramp, skate, streetball, BMX, MTB, street workout. Free entrance.
  • 10 Tájfun, XIV, Szugló utca 65 (Szugló utca / Nagy Lajos király útja  3 ), +36 1 220-0115, . 10:00–00:00. Billiard saloon, traditional restaurant and pizzeria. Billiard: 750 Ft1590 Ft per hour, average meal: 2390 Ft, pizza: 2090 Ft, lunch menu: 1140 Ft.
  • 11 Tengerszem Tennis Club, XIV, Tengerszem utca 62 (Rákospatak utca  25 ), +36 1 221-8397, . M–F 06:00–22:00, Sa Su 07:00–20:00. Tennis courts. 1100 Ft4700 Ft.

Buy[edit]

Zugló Reformed Church
  • 1 Bosnyák Square Market Hall (Bosnyák téri Vásárcsarnok), XIV, Csömöri út 9-11 (Bosnyák tér  3  7 ), +36 1 273-1211, . M 06:00–17:00, Tu–F 06:00–18:00, Sa 06:00–14:00. Services: grocery store, butcher, bakery.
  • 2 Sugár, XIV, Örs vezér tere 24 (Örs vezér tere  M2 ), +36 1 469-5333, . M–Sa 10:00–20:00, Su 10:00–18:00; Spar Supermarket: M–F 06:30–21:30, Sa Su 08:00–20:00; Sugár Cinema: 12:00–23:00; Sugár Bowling: M–Th 15:00–00:00, F 15:00–01:00, Sa 10:00–01:00, Su 10:00–00:00; Continental Food Bar: M–Sa 10:00–21:00, Su 10:00–20:00. Shopping center. Built in 1980. Services: supermarket, food bar, cafe, technical store, drug store, book store, clothes store, hair salon, optics, post office, bank, pharmacy, indoor playground, bowling, fitness, cinema. Ticket to the cinema: 1850 Ft for adult, 1410 Ft for senior, student; bowling: 3295 Ft6990 Ft per hour; billiard: 550 Ft for 20 minutes; average meal in the food bar: 1350 Ft. (Q25459952) on Wikidata
  • 3 Tesco, XIV, Pillangó utca 15 (Pillangó utca  80  / Pillangó utca  M2 ), . 24 hours daily. Hypermarket. Services: post office.
  • 4 Spar, XIV, Nagy Lajos király útja 191 (Nagy Lajos király útja / Czobor utca  3  5 ), +36 20 823-7783, . M–F 06:00–19:00, Sa 07:00–19:00, Su 07:00–15:00. Supermarket.
  • 5 Szafi Shop, XIV, Nagy Lajos király útja 113 (Szugló utca / Nagy Lajos király útja  3 ), . M–F 09:00–18:00, Sa 09:00–17:00. Deli shop, cafe and healthy breakfast.

Eat[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 1700 Ft
Mid-range 1700 Ft2500 Ft
Splurge Over 2500 Ft

Budget[edit]

Zugló Lutheran Church
  • 1 BGE Bagolyvár Restaurant, XIV, Bagolyvár utca 6-10 (Kaffka Margit utca  80 ). M–F 11:30–14:30. Self-service restaurant. 1240 Ft, lunch menu: 850 Ft.
  • 2 Carpathian Street Food, XIV, Vezér utca 30 (Vezér utca  82 ), +36 70 299-1585. 12:00–20:00. Fast food bar. Hamburger: 750 Ft.
  • 3 Central Food, XIV, Erzsébet Királyné útja 125 (Öv utca  5  69 ), +36 30 234-6360, . M–F 11:00–17:00. Food bar. 1300 Ft, lunch menu: 1190 Ft.
  • 4 Egyen Jót Restaurant, XIV, Nagy Lajos király útja 160 (Bosnyák tér  3  7 ), +36 1 784-4744, . M–F 11:00–16:00. Food bar. 1200 Ft, lunch menu: 950 Ft.
  • 5 Hamburger Zug, XIV, Nagy Lajos király útja 193 (Nagy Lajos király útja / Czobor utca  3  5 ), +36 1 793-6169. M–Sa 11:00–19:00. Fast food bar. Hamburger: 800 Ft.
  • 6 Pákosztos Restaurant (Pákosztos Vendéglő), XIV, Nagy Lajos király útja 191 (Nagy Lajos király útja / Czobor utca  3  5 ), +36 1 791-4209, . M–F 09:00–15:00, Sa 10:00–14:00. Food bar. Lunch menu: 990 Ft.
  • 7 Pastello, XIV, Őrs Vezér útja 12 (Tihamér utca  3  / Örs vezér tere  M2 ), +36 30 838-6324. M–F 11:30–19:00. Pasta bar. Pasta: 1290 Ft.
  • 8 Platni Étkezde, XIV, Thököly út 149 (Tisza István tér  7  82 ), +36 30 628-8901, . M–F 11:00–16:00. Food bar. 1240 Ft, lunch menu: 1490 Ft.
  • 9 Remíz Burger, XIV, Bosnyák tér 2 (Bosnyák tér  3  7 ). M–Sa 11:00–22:00. Fast food bar. Hamburger: 1090 Ft.

Mid-range[edit]

  • 10 Cafe Memories, XIV, Horváth Boldizsár utca 1 (Mexikói út  M1 ), +36 20 299-1424, . M–F 06:00–19:00, Sa 07:00–15:00. Pizzeria and cafe. 1590 Ft, pizza: 1790 Ft.
  • 11 Doctor Pizza, XIV, Nagy Lajos király útja 140 (Bosnyák tér  3  7 ), +36 1 470-0329. 10:00–21:30. Pizzeria. Pizza: 1710 Ft.
  • 12 Fészek, XIV, Mogyoródi út 158/a (Cinkotai út / Mogyoródi út  77 ), +36 70 635-2192, . M–F 10:00–15:00. Food bar. 1420 Ft, lunch menu: 1090 Ft.
  • 13 Kajálda Ételbár, XIV, Bagolyvár utca 1/c (Kaffka Margit utca  80 ), +36 70 310-0431. M–F 10:00–17:00. Food bar. 1390 Ft, lunch menu: 1290 Ft.
  • 14 Kiskantin Kifőzde, XIV, Nagy Lajos király útja 125 (Szugló utca / Nagy Lajos király útja  3 ), +36 70 237-6878. M–F 11:00–16:00. Food bar. 1380 Ft, lunch menu: 1090 Ft.
  • 15 Mákvirág Restaurant, XIV, Róna utca 174 (Tisza István tér  7  82 ), +36 1 273-0268, . M–F 13:00–15:00. Food bar. Lunch menu: 1290 Ft.
  • 16 Maru Tanya, XIV, Rákosszeg utca 34 (Sárrét park  74 ), +36 1 220-4536. 11:00–22:00. Restaurant and pub. 1990 Ft, hamburger: 1390 Ft.
  • 17 Mimo Burger, XIV, Kassai tér 16 (Kassai tér  74 ), +36 20 443-7477, . 10:00–21:00. Fast food bar. 2390 Ft, hamburger: 1790 Ft.
  • 18 Peter's Pasta, XIV, Fogarasi út 190 (Zsálya utca  80 ), +36 30 947-1302, . 11:00–21:00. Italian pizzeria and pasta bar. Pasta: 1790 Ft, pizza: 2190 Ft.
  • 19 Repeta Tanya, XIV, Vezér út 131 (Egressy út / Vezér utca  77 ), +36 1 251-1268. M–Sa 08:00–21:00. Self-service restaurant and pizzeria. 1530 Ft, pizza: 1490 Ft.

Splurge[edit]

Motor car on track in Hungarian Railway History Park

Drink[edit]

Cafe and breakfast[edit]

Statue in Honor of Bulgarian Gardeners
  • 1 Belgian Bakery, XIV, Fogarasi út 156 (Fischer István utca  80 ). M–F 06:00–19:00, Sa Su 07:30–14:30. Bakery and cafe.
  • 2 Bóbita Bakery, XIV, Erzsébet Királyné útja 63 (Fűrész utca  5  69 ), . M–F 06:30–19:00, Sa 06:30–13:00. Bakery and cafe.
  • 3 Cafe Box, XIV, Csertő park 1 (Vezér utca  82 ), +36 20 500-7650. M–F 07:00–18:00, Sa 08:00–17:00.
  • 4 Cafe Cortado, XIV, Nagy Lajos király útja 157-159 (Bosnyák tér  3  7 ). M–Sa 08:00–19:00, Su 08:00–17:00.
  • 5 Guns and Coffee, XIV, Thököly út 139 (Amerikai út  7 ), +36 30 621-7353, . M–F 08:00–18:00, Sa 10:00–15:00.

Cafe and confectionery[edit]

Pubs[edit]

Statue of Count István Tisza

Sleep[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 15,000 Ft
Mid-range 15,000 Ft20,000 Ft
Splurge Over 20,000 Ft

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

The Northern depot with the turntable in Hungarian Railway History Park
  • 4 Éjjeli Bagoly Guesthouse and Restaurant, XIV, Pillangó utca 8 (Pillangó utca  M2 ), +36 20 942-4024, . Restaurant: 24 hours daily. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. 6 rooms. Food bar. Single room: 10,840 Ft, double room: 17,830 Ft, average meal: 1980 Ft, hamburger: 1980 Ft, lunch menu: 1190 Ft.
  • 5 Hotel Lucky, XIV, Vezér utca 180 (Komócsy utca  77 ), +36 1 383-5300, fax: +36 1 251-2179, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. 33 rooms. Single room: 12,000 Ft, double room: 16,000 Ft.
  • 6 Hotel Romantik, XIV, Szőnyi út 46/b (Fűrész utca  25 ), +36 1 251-6711, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. 10 rooms. Double room: 16,245 Ft.
  • 7 Hotel Zugló, XIV, Nagy Lajos Király útja 204 (Nagy Lajos király útja / Czobor utca  3  5 ), +36 1 251-2455, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. 119 rooms. Single room: 12,000 Ft, double room: 18,000 Ft.
  • 8 Matus Hotel, XIV, Fogarasi út 147 (Fischer István utca  80 ), +36 1 220-1676, . Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 10:00. 17 rooms. Single room: 13,900 Ft, double room: 16,900 Ft.

Splurge[edit]

Connect[edit]

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