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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 trace the history of the Carpathian Basin from…
Top Choice Market in Southern Pest

Nagycsarnok

This is Budapest's biggest market, though it has become a tourist magnet since its renovation for the millecentenary celebrations in 1996. Still, plenty of locals come here for fruit, vegetables, deli items, fish an…
Top Choice Cemetery in Southern Pest

Kerepesi Cemetery

Budapest’s equivalent of London's Highgate or Père Lachaise in Paris, this 56-hectare necropolis was established in 1847 and holds some 3000 gravestones and mausoleums, including those of statesmen and national hero…
Top Choice Club in Southern Pest

Corvin Club & Roof Terrace

On top of the former Corvin department store, this excellent club, with stunning views from its open-air dance floor, holds a variety of nights from techno to rooftop cinema. If you can't face the stairs, once you'v…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Southern Pest

Palace of Arts

The two concert halls at this palatial arts centre by the Danube are the 1700-seat Béla Bartók National Concert Hall (Bartók Béla Nemzeti Hangversenyterem) and the smaller Festival Theatre (Fesztivál Színház), accom…
Top Choice Hungarian in Southern Pest

Rosenstein

A top-notch and cosy Hungarian restaurant in an unlikely location, with Jewish tastes and super service. Family-run – the owner is also the chef – it has been here for years, so expect everyone to know each other. T…
Top Choice Hungarian in Southern Pest

Múzeum

This cafe-restaurant is the place to come if you like to dine in old-world style with a piano softly tinkling in the background. It’s still going strong after 130 years at the same location. The goose-liver parfait …
Pub Food in Southern Pest

Krak'n Town Steampunk Saloon

Looking like something out of a Jules Verne novel, Krak’n Town Steampunk Saloon certainly lives up to its name, with giant hot-air balloons, brass accents and a toilet that could belong on the Nautilus. This pub ser…
Fashion & Accessories in Southern Pest

YLKA Design Studio

Home to five local designers, YLKA Design Studio is a workshop and a showroom inside an old villa next to the City Park. Its eclectic collection includes fashion, leather goods as well as handmade designer lamps. Yo…
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 …