Undiscovered Budapest: District VIII

    About This Project

    • Tour dates
      Every Friday from 4pm or
    • Meeting point
    • Duration
      3 hours
    • Size of group
      1-8 people or
    • Price
      45 Euros per person
    • 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


    • Tour an authentic Budapest neighborhood filled with locals and offbeat cultural spots
    • Visit local bars and cafes where only the neighborhood folks hang out
    • Experience a low-key ruin bar vibe that captures a true slice of the community
    • Understand the roles of socialist housing and the Romani ghetto, and how these forces are shaping the district’s urban development plans
    • Vintage photographs that offer an intriguing glimpse into the past
    • An intimate tour where attendees partake in conversation, not just stand back and listen

    What not to expect

    • A bar crawl
    • A history lesson plucked straight from a guidebook

    Tour description

    Once a posh quarter filled with striking palatial buildings, Budapest’s District VIII devolved into a run-down neighborhood. But in recent years it’s come alive again, blossoming with quirky arts venues and good-looking cafes and restaurants. Gentrification today often has a negative connotation but in District VIIII, where a rebirth is currently underway, the quarter’s colorful charm remains intact. Read more

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