Top things to do in Southern Pest

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 Market in Southern Pest

Nagycsarnok

Completed in 1897, 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, …
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…
Top Choice Pub Food in Southern Pest

Krak'n Town Steampunk Saloon

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 serves a ro…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Southern Pest

Neked Csak Dezső!

This temple to craft beer, which takes its odd name from the slaughtered pig (note the wooden portrait on the wall) in the iconic Hungarian 1969 film A Tanú (The Witness), has 32 taps a-flowing, with such essential …
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 Bar in Southern Pest

Jelen Bisztró

We love this ambitious, spacious and bohemian cafe-bar tucked down a backstreet off Rákóczi út. Food is available, from breakfast (990Ft to 2190Ft) to evening grills (1290Ft to 3190Ft), and it also hosts local live …
Top Choice Hungarian in Southern Pest

Múzeum

This very suave 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 almost 135 years at the same location. The goose-l…
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…
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…