Belváros attractions

Top Choice Notable Building in Belváros

Pesti Vigadó

This Romantic-style concert hall, built in 1865 but badly damaged during WWII, faces the river to the west of Vörösmarty tér. Reopened in 2014 after a massive reconstruction, the building has been fully restored to …
Top Choice Area in Belváros

Váci utca

The capital’s premier pedestrian shopping street is crammed for the most part with chain stores, touristy restaurants, ripoff bars and a smattering of shops and sights worth seeking out. Its more unique spots includ…
Top Choice Square in Belváros

Vörösmarty tér

At the northern end of Váci utca lies Vörösmarty tér, a large square surrounded by smart shops, galleries and cafes. In the centre is a statue of Mihály Vörösmarty, the 19th-century poet for whom the square is named…
Architecture in Belváros

Párisi Udvar

Built in 1909, Párisi Udvar is a stunning, ornately decorated piece of Eclectic architecture, with Moorish, Gothic and art nouveau elements. It was for decades a delightful but down-at-heel shopping arcade but is cu…
Gardens in Belváros

Károly Garden

A pleasant place to take a breather, this flowered-filled garden was built for the Károly Palace, which now houses the Petőfi Museum of Literature. Frequented by locals, many with families (it has a lovely little pl…
Museum in Belváros

Underground Railway Museum

In the pedestrian subway/underpss below V Deák Ferenc tér, with its entrance within the main ticket office, the small, revamped Underground Railway Museum traces the development of the capital’s underground lines. M…
Area in Belváros

Duna korzó

An easy way to cool down on a warm afternoon (and enjoy views of Castle Hill and the Royal Palace) is to stroll along the Duna korzó, the riverside promenade between Széchenyi Chain and Elizabeth Bridges. Full of ca…
Museum in Belváros

Petőfi Museum of Literature

Just north of Egyetem tér and housed in the sumptuous neoclassical Károly Palace (Károlyi Palota), dating from 1840, this museum is devoted to Sándor Petőfi and has great examples of period furniture and dress. Temp…
Architecture in Belváros

Török Bank House

Designed by Henrik Böhm and Ármin Hegedűs in 1906, 'Turkish Bank' House is worth a look. It has an almost totally glass-covered facade, and in the upper gable it sports a wonderful Secessionist mosaic by Miksa Róth …
Notable Building in Belváros


The Philanthia flower shop sells all sorts of gift items but you've come to admire the original (and very rare) art nouveau interior designed by master architect Kálmán Albert Körössy and dating from 1906.