Rákoskeresztúr Jewish Cemetery

Kozma u. 6Pest, X, Tram 28 from Blaha [map] Traveled via the 28 tram today to the largest Jewish cemetery in Budapest, the Rákoskeresztúr Jewish Cemetery. Located on Kozma Utca in district XVII, this is a huge gravesite with over 300,000 deceased individuals occupying the grounds. I can’t verify that population figure but if I…

Flea Market in the City Park

Bolhapiac, Városliget, weekends, until lunchtime, 120ft.Pest, XIV, Széchenyi Fürdő, (M1) 5 minThere are two major flea markets in Budapest – one is a train and a bus ride south, the kind of sprawling, ramshackle bazaar where you could easily imagine yourself haggling over a Mogwai in a battered box. The other is a good deal…

Memento Park

Balatoni út [directions]Buda, XXII, B150 from Kosztolányi Dezső tér In recent years, you may have seen adverts for “Statue Park: Gigantic Monuments from the age of Communist Dictatorship.” You may even have ventured out to the back of beyond that is the 22nd district and followed the signs to “Szóbor Park”.Now, some bright spark with…

Római Part

Római Part [map]Buda, III, Romaifürdő (HÉV), 10 min Sometimes, on a sunny Sunday afternoon at 3.30pm, you may look out of your window and think: why do I always drink so much on a Saturday that I can’t get out of the house on a Sunday? Well, stop right there, Miss Hangover! Don’t think that…

LUMÚ – Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Komor Marcell utca 1 [map]Pest South, IXMillenniumi Kulturális Központ (T2,24), 1 minLágymányosi híd (HÉV), 1 minCurrent PricesThere’s something encouraging about arriving at an art museum and finding a tango class in the courtyard. I can’t help smiling as they dance between the oddly-placed pillars. Already, the Ludwig museum feels refreshing, and happily, this is only…

Marzipan Museum, Szentendre

Szabó Marcipán Múzeum Dumtsa Jenő u, Szentendre [map]18km North of BudapestTake the HÉV suburban railway from Batthyány tér (M2)In every major city in the world, you can see churches, art galleries and historical museums but it can be hard to find something that’s truly individual. So the idea of a Marzipan Museum might seem quite…

Visegrád

Visegrád/Nagymaros [map]40km North of BudapestIf you’re planning on visiting the Danube Bend, which you absolutely should, don’t assume that the towns are much the same. While Szentendre is all about the town and Esztergom is all about the cathedral, Visegrád draws you in to the landscape and the remnants of a faded world.Travelling from Budapest…

Széchenyi Baths

Állatkerti körút, Városliget [map]Pest, XIV, Széchenyi Fürdő (M1), 1 min The prospect of a trip to the baths tends to conjure mixed feelings. It’s certainly quintessential Budapest and those who don’t try it will surely have a niggling regret. But most people also find it a pretty daunting experience, especially if they’re already aware of…

House of Terror

Andrássy út 60 [map]Pest Centre, VI, Oktogon (M1, T4/6), 2 min Recent Hungarian history doesn’t get a great deal of press, so a museum that really examines its brutal, fractured past has the potential to be of enormous value. The House of Terror, though, sounds more like a fairground ride. I wonder whether that’s just…

János Hegy

János Hegy [map]Buda, XII, János Hegy (Childrens‘ Railway), 15 min One of the great advantages of Budapest is that it’s really easy to get out of. I love the city, don’t get me wrong, but every couple of weeks, I like to breathe unpolluted air; I like to see green things; I like to listen…

The Parliament Building – Az Országház

Kossuth tér [map]Pest Centre, V,Kossuth tér (M2, T2/2a), 0 min Budapest doesn’t have the highest international profile, which affords me a great satisfaction in showing people where I live. At Batthyány tér metro we head for the far escalator in a well-rehearsed act. My unsuspecting guest rambles on about something which will be abruptly forgotten…

hub choice

No matter how long you’re in Budapest for, there are a few places we think you should really check out. So we’ve created: Click on the logo above, or in the right-hand menu in any of the sections: bars & cafes; eating out; or sightseeing, to find our list of unmissables. Or just keep your…

Sightseeing in Budapest

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