Downtown

The center of Budapest is a bustling area that offers everything the city can be loved for, whether it is culture, art, partying, cuisine or fun for the family. This is the area that holds all the spectacular churches from the many religious groups that are part of Hungarian life and culture, along with all the centuries of history that they carry.

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Never a dull moment in downtown Budapest

A lifetime of culture and art

The center of Budapest is a bustling area that offers everything the city can be loved for, whether it is culture, art, partying, cuisine or fun for the family. This is the area that holds all the spectacular churches from the many religious groups that are part of Hungarian life and culture, along with all the centuries of history that they carry.

This is the part of town that never sleeps, there is no single night when it is impossible to enjoy an exquisite dinner in one of the many internationally recognized restaurants that can serve you the very best Budapest has to offer. Naturally, don’t forget to ask for a wine pairing.

The central area of Budapest impresses by what it shows from the first minute, and yet it also rewards by leaving much more to explore. High-end fashion, the arts and designs of the best talents in fashion are all here, the creators themselves often get together in one of the many charming ruin pubs that are an elemental feature of the city. These trademark pubs of the city started out as a fun new form of partying but have come a long way and now cater to the tastes of the most refined customers. No wonder artists and celebrities are more than happy to enjoy Downtown when they are here to perform, shoot a film, or because they love Budapest so much, they have returned for a holiday.

 

Something for Everyone

A night in the city will blow by in what may seem like minutes, whether you’re looking for loud beats or the laid-back experience of strolling down the riverside, sampling a different kind of excellent Hungarian wine every once in a while.

If you’re after a game, downtown has that too. Just drop by one of the many escape rooms if you’re after an intellectual challenge while having fun.

The best part is that there is so much to see, no single guide book could ever give you a full picture. Go ahead, take a wrong turn, go down a charming little alley, you’re bound to end up making a discovery on your own, whether it’s a little cafe, a boutique restaurant, or a small retailer selling the best wine you’ve ever tasted. Not to mention all the art galleries that can not only be found in the main streets, but in small hidden locations. You’re bound to find some examples of the innovative graffiti and street art, along with antique shops that are sure to have something to your liking on offer.

There is no way to fully describe the experience of the architecture that characterizes this part of town, whether it’s the Opera, the Music Academy or the Vigadó. This is something that has to be seen and fully experienced, up close as well as while relaxing at one of the rooftop bars, which provide the sense that you are at arm’s length from the beauty and wealth of history these buildings carry.

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