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Top Choice Historic Site in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Memento Park

Home to more than 40 statues, busts and plaques of Lenin, Marx, Béla Kun and others whose likenesses have ended up on trash heaps elsewhere, Memento Park, 10km southwest of the city centre, is truly a mind-blowing p…
Top Choice Monument in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Liberty Monument

The Liberty Monument, the lovely lady with the palm frond proclaiming freedom throughout the city, is to the east of the Citadella. Some 14m high, she was raised in 1947 in tribute to the Soviet soldiers who died li…
Top Choice International in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Rudas Restaurant & Bar

We love, love, love this place with its turquoise interior and stunning views of the Danube and bridges. It sits above the Rudas Baths Wellness Centre (ask about inclusive packages) so it's just the ticket after a r…
Top Choice Bar in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Szatyor Bár és Galéria

Sharing the same building as the cafe Hadik Kávéház and separated by just a door, the Szatyor is the funkier of the twins, with cocktails, street art on the walls and a Lada driven by the poet Endre Ady. Cool or …
Top Choice Fort in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Citadella

The Citadella is a fortress that never saw a battle. Built by the Habsburgs after the 1848–49 War of Independence to defend the city from further insurrection, the structure was obsolete by the time it was ready in …
Historic Site in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Castle Garden Bazaar

The reopening of this renovated pleasure park (dating from 1893) has added a whole new dimension to Tabán district. The complex comprises over a dozen neo-Gothic and neo-Renaissance structures, including a theatre, …
Cafe in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Tranzit Art Café

As chilled a place to drink and nosh as you’ll find in south Buda, the Tranzit made its home in a small disused bus station, put art on the walls and filled the leafy courtyard with hammocks and comfy sofas. Breakfa…
Craft Beer in Gellért Hill & Tabán

B8 Craft Beer & Pálinka Bar

Our favourite new watering hole in Buda, this pint-sized place (though there are three floors) has more than two-dozen craft beers available from Hungary's 52 (at last count) breweries. Look for the names Legenda, M…
Bridge in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Liberty Bridge

Liberty Bridge, with its fin de siècle cantilevered span, was opened in time for the Millenary Exhibition in 1896. The bridge was originally named after Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph, and each of its posts is topped…
Live Music in Gellért Hill & Tabán

Fonó Buda Music House

This venue has táncház (folk music and dance) programs several times a week (especially on Wednesday) at 6.30pm or 8pm, as well as concerts by big-name bands (mostly playing world music) throughout the month; it’s o…