Ruinpubs, Street Art and Cool Spots Tour

    About This Project

    • Tour dates
      Every Thursday from 4 pm or
    • Meeting point
    • Duration
      3 hours
    • Size of group
      1-8 people or
    • Price
      45 Euros per person
      Payable with credit card
    • What’s included?
      One beer/wine/coffee is included in the price
    • Benefit
      Small groups give you plenty of chance to ask questions and get local tips from a knowledgable guide


    • An off the beaten track tour of Budapest that combines art, culture and fun all together
    • Get an insight into the vibrant cultural life of the Jewish quarter
    • Understand the area’s intriguing history and recent wave of gentrification
    • Check out the area’s coolest designer shops, galleries and bookstores
    • See amazing street art and murals and embrace contemporary Budapest
    • Visit the best ruin pubs, learn about their history and have a chat while enjoying local beers

    What not to expect

    • A pub crawl where you’ll just be getting drunk with twenty other people
    • A boring history lesson taken straight out of a guidebook

    Tour description

    Did you know that the Budapest ruin pubs originated only a decade ago in the diverse and historically interesting Jewish Quarter? Going forward ten years they have completely reshaped the city’s cultural and nightlife landscape, firmly putting Budapest on the map.

    On this tour, you’ll get to know the backstory of Budapest’s most intriguing district, learning about its former inhabitants, its tragic downfall during and after WWII and how it managed to rise from the ashes as the epicenter of Budapest’s nightlife and alternative arts scene.

    Along the way, we’ll visit the best ruin pubs and learn about their history. Read more

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