Visit some of Budapest’s legendary ruin pubs and learn about their unique history and cultural significance. Along the way, you’ll get to know the area’s ubiquitous street art and see the best local designer shops in a small group with a local guide.
Spend your Sunday morning seeing the other side of Budapest’s party district. We show you the neighbourhood’s coolest places, including retro stores where jazz plays softly in the background and a farmers’ market at the city’s most famous ruin pub.
Go beyond the sights in the guidebooks with our own handpicked local tips where you can experience that magical flow you’ll only find in Budapest.
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“There are so many ruin pubs here and I like to share the local side to them. One of my favourite is Szimpla Kert. In the evenings, Szimpla is very touristy, but every Sunday morning they have a farmers’ market with only local produce, from marmalade to sausages – and locals go.”
“Fifteen years ago, Budapest’s now-pulsating seventh district — also known as Erzsébetváros — was a derelict neighborhood filled with abandoned buildings. Then, a sprawling old factory was converted into Szimpla Kert, a “ruin pub” with rooms sporting thrift-store furniture and a massive outdoor patio”
“As we walk towards Hungary’s most famous pub through a quiet street with boarded-up properties and graffiti covering the doorways, local guide Attila explains how Budapest’s district VII was an eerie place a decade ago. “Nobody would come here; it was a ghost town in the center of the city,” he says.”