Southern Pest attractions

Top Choice Museum in Southern Pest

Hungarian National Museum

The Hungarian National Museum houses the nation’s most important collection of historical relics in an impressive neoclassical building, purpose built in 1847. Exhibits on the 1st floor trace the history of the Carp…
Top Choice Cemetery in Southern Pest

Kerepes Cemetery

Also known as the Fiume St Graveyard (Fiumei uti sírkert), this is Budapest’s equivalent of London's Highgate or Père Lachaise in Paris. Established in 1847, this 56-hectare necropolis holds some 3000 gravestones an…
Museum in Southern Pest

Museum of Applied Arts

Housed in a gorgeous Ödön Lechner–designed building (1896) decorated with Zsolnay ceramic tiles, this museum was closed for renovation at the time of research and was not due to reopen till early 2021. Its main coll…
Jewish Site in Southern Pest

Holocaust Memorial Center

Housed in a striking modern building, the centre opened in 2004 on the 60th anniversary of the start of the Holocaust in Hungary. The thematic permanent exhibition traces the rise of anti-Semitism in Hungary and fol…
Museum in Southern Pest

Zwack Museum & Visitors' Centre

Unicum, the thick medicinal-tasting aperitif made from 40 herbs and spices, is as bitter as a loser’s tears and a favourite drink in Hungary. To delve into its history, head for this small museum, which starts with …
Library in Southern Pest

Ervin Szabó Central Library

Southeast of the Hungarian National Museum is the main repository of Budapest’s public library system, which holds some 2.4 million books and bound periodicals and upwards of 250,000 audiovisual and digital items. C…
Museum in Southern Pest

Hungarian Natural History Museum

The skeleton of a finback whale greets you at this science museum, which houses a confusing raft of interactive displays over three floors. Interesting exhibits focus on the biodiversity of coral reefs and the natur…
Theatre in Southern Pest

National Theatre

Hard by the Danube in Ferencváros, the National Theatre (2002) remains controversial for its architecture. Designed by Mária Siklós, it is supposedly 'Modern Eclectic' style, mirroring other great Budapest buildings…
Museum in Southern Pest

Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art

Housed in the architecturally controversial Palace of Arts just north of Rákóczi Bridge, the Ludwig Museum holds Hungary’s most important collection of international contemporary art. Works by Hungarian, American, R…
Historic Building in Southern Pest

Corvin Cinema

A restored art deco building, the Corvin sits in the middle of a square flanked by Regency-like houses. Note the two wonderful reliefs outside the main entrance to the cinema and the monument to the Pesti srácok, th…