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Find out about our favorite hidden places in Budapest! Read about secret gardens, the Roman and Ottoman times, discover the Jewish district, the best places for treasure hunting in the city and more. And if you want learn more about the city, make sure you download our free Budapest Guides.

budapest golden age
Hidden Places
March 14, 2018

Budapest Through the Centuries: The Golden Age

Have you read the first two parts of this series yet about Budapest during the Roman times and during the Ottoman era? Around the turn of the 20th century, Budapest really started to come into its own as this was a period…
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budapest ottoman era
Hidden Places
January 18, 2018

Budapest Through the Centuries: The Ottoman Era

Budapest’ Ottoman era – which spanned over 150 years - profoundly shaped the city at the time. Today, it's not that easy to see the Ottoman influence in Budapest, but if you look hard, and you’ll be rewarded – fragments…
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roman empire budapest
Hidden Places
December 20, 2017

Budapest Through the Centuries: The Roman Empire

Roman history is some of Budapest’s earliest. Aquincum, as this area was called during the Roman era, was located in the northern part of the Pannonian region of the Roman Empire. While the Romans were the first to really develop the…
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zsófi barabás
Hidden Places
October 21, 2017

VIDEO: Faces of Budapest – Zsófi Barabás

Budapest Local & Infinitum Films present Faces of Budapest, a series which tells the story of local people and the connection they have with their home of Budapest. Here is the latest episode, featuring Hungarian painter Zsófi Barabás. Download our…
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Fungarian
Hidden Places
February 1, 2017

VIDEO: Faces of Budapest – Miklós Molnár

Budapest Local & Infinitum Films present Faces of Budapest, a series which tells the story of local people and the connection they have with their home of Budapest. Here is the latest episode, featuring teacher & tour guide Miklós Molnár…
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films set in Budapest
Hidden Places
November 18, 2016

Budapest Through the Lens: 6 Films that Capture Hungarian History and Culture

Budapest is an iconic city, with stunning architecture, a vibrant atmosphere and a storied history, so naturally, it’s a city that attracts filmmakers, both locally and from abroad. As Budapest lends itself to being dressed up as Paris, Berlin or even…
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weddings in Budapest
Hidden Places
September 1, 2016

VIDEO: Faces of Budapest – Dora Helmeczi

Budapest Local & Infinitum Films present Faces of Budapest, a series which tells the story of local people and the connection they have with their home of Budapest. Watch the latest episode below, featuring wedding planner Dóra Helmeczi from Budapest…
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hopstel
Hidden Places
August 12, 2016

Check Out Hopstel, the First Beer Hotel in Budapest

There is no doubt about it: Budapest is becoming a Mecca for beer lovers. With a whole district full of cool bars dedicated to craft beer and our Budapest Craft Beer Tour, you can now plan your entire trip around…
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budapest in a day
Things to DoHidden Places
July 26, 2016

This Is What a Perfect Day in Budapest Looks Like

Budapest has a lot to offer and, very often, travelers feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to planning their trips. So we recently created a series of videos for Emerald Waterways, featuring some of our suggested morning, afternoon and evening activities…
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retro budapest
Hidden Places
June 10, 2016

10 Places in Budapest for the Best Retro Experience

While it wasn’t fun and games to live under the Communist regime, where even a careless remark could land you behind bars in the early years, there’s a wave of nostalgia for its places, relics and echoes of a simpler…
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királyi bérpalota
Hidden Places
May 19, 2016

Királyi Bérpalota: The Royal Apartments

You’ve seen it many times. You probably walked beside it the other day. But did you notice it looks different now? Originally designed by architects Flóris Korb and Kálmán Giergl, Királyi Bérpalota has sat in the middle of Ferenciek tere…
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shoe shopping budapest
Hidden Places
May 9, 2016

6 Unique Places in Budapest for Shoe Shopping

It’s no coincidence that Budapest earned its name as City of Design by UNESCO, since the city is bursting in creativity – and fashion is no exception! However, to make life easier and narrow down the list, it’s time to talk…
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feszek klub budapest
Hidden Places
January 29, 2016

Time Stands Still: See 1960s Budapest at the Fészek Club

One of the frustrating things about Budapest is that you can’t capture all of its major landmarks in one photo, despite many of them being so close together. There’s nowhere you can stand where you can take a photo that…
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ruin pubs in budapest
Hidden Places
September 28, 2015

Ruin Pubs and Beyond: Exploring Budapest’s 7th District

If you're coming to Budapest, visiting some of the ruin pubs is probably on the top of your list. But did you know that Budapest's 7th district offers so much more than a great night out in these cool bars? In fact,…
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jewish budapest
Hidden Places
September 10, 2015

This is How You Can Experience Jewish Budapest to the Fullest!

We recently participated in a tour called Authentic Flavors of Jewish Budapest, offered by Context Travel and Taste Hungary. If you've already been on a tour with Context Travel, you probably know that they stand out in the travel industry with…
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coffee shop in budapest
Hidden Places
June 23, 2015

New Coffee Shop in the Palace District!

Budapest has a long tradition of coffee houses and a great culture of cafés and small coffee shops. In fact, if you spend more time in Budapest, you'll most likely find your own favorite local coffee shop, where the barista remembers you and quickly learns…
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pop up store in budapest
Hidden Places
May 15, 2015

It’s All About Roses: New Pop-Up Store in Budapest

We love the concept of pop-up stores, and fortunately, there are more and more of this initiative in Budapest. The latest store, called Pop-Up Store to the Rose, opened on Thursday, May 14th in the heart of Budapest, right next to…
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weddings in budapest
Hidden Places
April 17, 2015

Dream Weddings in Budapest

In the last couple of years, Budapest has become one of the most popular European travel destinations. Almost every week, the city is featured in articles by The Guardian, Huffington Post, the Daily Telegraph, Lonely Planet or Condé Nast Traveller, just…
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budapest flea market
Hidden Places
January 30, 2015

Treasure Hunting in the Heart of Budapest

Flea markets are great places to discover unique objects that you could never find in a store. Visiting flea markets is also a very exciting activity as you never know what you'll find, and they are also...
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sauna in budapest
Hidden Places
January 8, 2015

Sauna Time in Budapest

Are you ready for a truly special activity in Budapest? Then check out Valyo's mobile sauna! There is everything you need in this little bus: a changing room, a cold shower, an authentic wood stove sauna, and last, but not…
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Virág Judit Gallery
Hidden Places
December 19, 2014

17 Years Among the Most Beautiful Hungarian Paintings: Interview with Judit Virág

Virág Judit Gallery has been one of the most successful galleries and auction houses in Budapest since its opening in 1997. The gallery's 48th auction was on December 13th where 213 items were auctioned, including Hungarian paintings from the 19th and 20th…
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prezi
Hidden Places
October 22, 2014

Prezi: a Startup Fairy Tale from Budapest

Prezi is a presentation software that allows users to present their ideas on a zoomable virtual canvas. The story of Prezi started about five years ago in Budapest and since then the company has proved to the world that presentations can…
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budapest secret place
Hidden Places
September 19, 2014

Here Is One of Budapest’s Best Kept Secrets!

When you live in a big city, like Budapest, you might get tired of the busy city life, dreaming about a nice quiet spot. Although there are cafés in the center, where you can find some privacy, there is also…
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Paloma
Hidden Places
August 1, 2014

Check Out the Creative Side of Budapest at Paloma

Today it might be hard to believe, but Kossuth Lajos Street used to be the shopping street of Budapest where people bought everything they needed. However, as shopping malls became more and more popular in the '90s, Kossuth Lajos Street…
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cukorka and insitu
Hidden Places
June 22, 2014

Cukorka and INSITU: Two Hidden Stores in a Passage

There are many passages in Budapest that come in handy when you’re in a hurry and need to take a shortcut. Sometimes, the two streets have completely different atmospheres and in this way, the journey through the Budapest passage has an…
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quiet café in Budapest
Food and DrinksHidden Places
May 30, 2014

Café Arioso: An Oases on the Pest Side

When you walk around in Budapest you usually don’t get to see what is behind the facades. If you’re not from Hungary, you might not even know that most of the buildings have an inner courtyard. Since only the tenants…
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Stolpersteine
Hidden Places
May 23, 2014

Stolpersteine in Budapest

When walking in Budapest, you should always keep looking up because some of the most beautiful architectural details are on the upper part of the facades. But sometimes it is worth looking at what is under your feet otherwise you…
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