Once here, why not to visit the most interesting places of Budapest in your free time

Here are a few suggestions from us!  



  1.       Hero’s square and Széchenyi Bath

Hero’s square was built in 1896, on the thousandth anniversary of Hungary. Located next to

the City Park, and only a 5 minutes walk from Széchenyi Bath, the square’s statues represent the most important historical characters of the country.


How to get there?

The best way from Oktogon is to use the metroline M1, the „little yellow underground”, Europe’s oldest underground railway system!


  1.      Castle district


The Castle district (Varnegyed) on the Castle Hill in Budapest, Hungary is on the list of

the UNESCO World Heritage and is one of the top places to see in Budapest. The Fisherman’s bastion (7 all together) was built in the 19th century on the former castle walls,  and ensures all tourists to catch the best panorama of our capital. In a short walk through the narrow streets of the castle district, you will also find the Buda Castle, which nowadays serves as the National Gallery of Hungary.  


How to get there?

Take M1 to Deak Ferenc square from Oktogon, then change to bus 16, which will pass through the famous Chain bridge, to get up to the Castle district.


  1.       Shoes in the Danube Bank and Parliament


Just in front of the Hungarian Parliament, you will find about 60 iron shoes, mini-statues

looking towards the Danube. This is a special memorial for the jewish victims who lost

their lives in the Second World War.


How to get there?

Get on tram no. 4 or 6 in the direction of Széll Kálmán tér and change to tram no. 2 at Jászai Mari square, which will lead you to the Parliament. If you have time, get back on tram no. 2 and go with it till Fővám square (where the Great Market Hall is located.) You will definitely fall in love with the view that greets you on the way!


  1.     The Great Market Hall and the Liberty bridge, Gellert Hill


The Great Market Hall is located just next to one of the most beloved bridges in Budapest, the Liberty bridge. The market not only offers some specialities of the Hungarian cuisine, but you might accidentally come across street musicians here. Passing through the Liberty bridge, the favorite place of young people to sit out, you will end up at the feet of the Gellert Hill, in Buda.

Those who have the energy can climb up to the Cave Church, or to the Statue of Liberty as well.


How to get there?

Our suggestion is to use M1 to Deak Ferenc square, then change to tram 47 or 49 and get off at Fővám tér.


  1.      Ruin bars, Kazinczy and Kiraly street


The special „ruin bars” appeared in Budapest about 5-10 years ago, when abandoned

buildings which once used to be schools or governmental institutions, were turned into zigzaggy vivid bars. Only in a few minutes walk on Nagymező Street (Mozsár Cafe) in the direction of Blaha Lujza tér, you will cross Kiraly Street, the centre of nightlife in Budapest. The most famous ruin bars are located on Akácfa Street , Klauzál Street and and Kazinczy Street. This district is also full of historical remains of the Jewish community, thus, you may walk into the world’s second largest Synagogue on Dohány Street.