Pest is the eastern side of the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary. Main tourist places concentrated for downtown, Andrássy út (Central Pest) & neighborhood of these, and Városliget area.

The downtown northern part includes the Parliament, Szent István Basilica and some museums, the south part mostly high class accommodations, night life area and the National Museum.

The Chain Bridge and a view of Pest

Get in

Coming from Buda, you can cross the Danube with Metro line 2 or Metro line 4 . Important stops of are Kossuth Lajos Square (get off here to see the Parliament), Deák Ferenc Square (major transport hub), and Keleti pályaudvar (railway station). Trams 4, 6, 47 and 49 are also good options.

Pest has two railway stations, the aforementioned Keleti pályaudvar, and Nyugati pályaudvar, from where you can continue your journey on Metro line 3 : or tram 4/6.

Get around

Suburban Rail (HEV)


Downtown (District 5th)

See in Belváros

Terezvaros, Erzsébetváros, and Józsefváros (Districts 6th,7th and 8th)

See in Central Pest

Angyalföld and Újpest (Districts 4th and 13th)

See in North Pest

District 15

Churches in District 15

Our Lady of Hungary church in Budapest District XV

Other sights in District 15

District 16

District neighborhoods: Árpádföld, Cinkota, Mátyásföld, Rákosszentmihály and Sashalom. The 16th district of Budapest located on both banks of the Szilas Creek, where meeting the plain of Pest and the Gödöllő's Hills. It is bounded by Csömör from north, Kistarcsa and Nagytarcsa from east, the 17th district from south-east, the 10th district from southwest, the14th District from West, the 15th district from northwest. - On the Northern part of its is Árpádföld,-former separate Árpád and Anna settlements,- which belonged to Cinkota village before was created Great Budapest (1950's). - Cinkota south western part (now east Árpádföld) include the Naplás Lake, the Small Forest of Cinkota, Cinkota Cemetery (Szabadföld Road). Mátyásföld also began as an independent settlement. - Mátyásföld located to East of the former terminal of the eastern (Gödöllöi) suburban rail (HÉV),-near to Kelti Railway Station,-on a plateau which is on same level as the Gellért Hill. - Rákosszentmihály was named (earlier) Pusztaszentmihály. Owned the nuns community of Nyulak Island (now Margaret Island). - Sashalom belonged for long time to Cinkota and its was known as Postás (Postman) and later Cinkota-Ehmann Colony.


Ferencváros is traditional name of the IX. district. The postal code is H-109X. Here is the north end of the longest Street in Budapest, the Üllői Street is about fifteen kilometer long. Its old name was 'Road to Szolnok' and it connects five districts.

Churches in Ferencváros

St. Cyril and St. Methodius Bulgarian Orthodox
Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Ferencvaros
St. Vincent Parish Church
Pava Street synagogue

Other sights in Ferencváros

Népliget bus station, Ferencváros
Corvinus University at Night
Palace of Arts, Ludwig Museum
Trafó Contemporary Arts House
Lágymányosi bridge. Connecting Ferencváros (District 9th) and Tétény (District 11th
Cultural Center of Ferencváros
A museal rarity in Ráday Library of the Reformed Church
Palace of Arts, National Theatre
Town Hall of District 10, Kőbánya


Kőbánya is traditional name of the X. district. The postal code is H-110X.

Synagogue in District 10th
Detail of the Gries Mausoleum, Jewish cemetery in District 10th
Evangelical-Lutheran church in Kápolna street, Kobanya
Former Globus Cannery, now Industrial Monument
Athenaeum book publishing company, one of the oldest in Budapet
Elek Gyula Arena


Zugló (Mediaval name: Szugló, German: Lerchenfeld) is the official name of the 14th district of Budapest. The postal code is H-114X. So called Pest's lungs because there is located 240 hectares of green space. Access to the district is easy; the southern end is easily accessible with the main M2 subway line, with its terminal station being the largest hub in the city at the border with Kőbánya. The northern part is accessible with M1 subway line. The district has got two railway station: the Rákosrendező and the Zuglói Train Stop. By suburb rail its has also good connection with eastern suburbs such Csömör, Kerepes, Kistarcsa, Mogyoród (Hungaroring, Formula One Race Track), Gödöllő (Royal Palace) settlements.

Churches in Zugló

Kassai Church, Zuglo

City Park and Area

Heroes' Square
Lake in the City Park.
Ice Rink in City park

City Park (Városliget, lit. City's grove, Medieval: Ökör-dűlő, meaning "Oxmeadow", German: Stadtwäldchen), XIVI. (Its main entrance is at Heroes' Square (Hősök tere), metro 1). This is a public park close to the centre. - Sights: - The Vajdahunyad Castle, presenting the major art styles and housing the Agricultural Museum today (first built in 1896, in its present state finished in 1907), - The Széchenyi Medicinal Baths and Swimming Pool (Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő és Uszoda, address: XIV. Állatkerti krt. 11), one of Europe's largest bath complexes built in 1913, - The Municipal Zoological and Botanical Garden (Fővárosi Állat- és Növénykert, address: XIV. Állatkerti krt. 6-12) founded in 1866, built in its present state in 1912, expanded and improved since several times), - The Budapest Circus (Fővárosi Nagycirkusz, 1971, XIV. Állatkerti krt. 12/a.), - The Budapest Amusement Park (Vidám Park, XIV. Állatkerti krt. 14-16) with a separate amusement park for small children include a roller coaster, (Hullámvasút), built in 1922 after the plans of Ervin Dragon, is 17 m in height and travels 980 m in five minutes. It is one of the ten remaining side friction roller coasters in the world also here the merry-go-round was built in 1906 and its cave railway in 1912. Along with the roller coaster these are considered to be historic monuments; - The Salon (Millennium Szalon) in Olof Palme House (1885); - The Transport Museum of Budapest (Közlekedési Múzeum 1899, address: XIV. Városligeti krt. 11.); - The Aviation Museum of Budapest; - City Park Pond (Városligeti-tó), used as an ice rink in winter, the largest outdoor skating-rink officially Ice Rink of the City Park (Fővárosi Önkormányzat Városligeti Műjégpálya, address: XIV. Olof Palme sétány 5.) in Central Europe (1926), with a hall built in 1894; - The Petőfi Hall (Petőfi Csarnok Fővárosi Ifjúsági Szabadidő Központ, address: XIV. Zichy Mihály út 14 ), a youth leisure centre (1985); - The Time Wheel (Időkerék, Janáky I. Herner J., 2004; behind The Palace of Art); - The Monument of the 1956 Revolution, completed in 2006 for the 50th anniversary of the historic event; - A spacious procession square (used for several purposes); - Sports grounds, playgrounds, meadows, esplanades (e.g. one named after Olof Palme), several statues (among others, of George Washington and Winston Churchill see more down), a memorial for Anna Lindh, a botanical garden and a transport park for children. - RESTAURANTS in the Park: - The Gundel Restaurant, one of Hungary's most famous, founded in 1879, residing in its present building since 1894 (address: XIV. Állatkerti út 2); - Robinson Restaurant (XIV., City Park Lake), Széchenyi Garden Restaurant (Széchenyi Étterem Kertvendéglő, XIV. Állatkerti krt. 9-11.) - Anonymous Restaurant (Anonymus Étterem. XIV. Kós Károly sétány 1.)

Olof Palme Memorial in the City Park. There are dozens of sculptures
Time Wheel Monument in the City Park.
Jak Romanesque Chapel. The original circa 200 km to west can be see.
Vajdahunyad Castle
Statues in Heroes Square

Museums in City Park and Area

Geological Museum of Budapest
Budapest Business School, PSZF University
Hospital Uzsoki in Zuglo
Museum of Fine Arts in Heroes' Square



Inside Szechenyi bath



Ice Skating

Boating lake of the City Park on Wintertime


City Park map.- 1 Gundel Restaurant. - 2 Municipal Zoological and Botanical Garden. - 3 Municipal Grand Circus. - 4 Amusement Park. - 5 Széchenyi Medicinal Baths and Swimming Pool. - 6 Vajdahunyad Castle. - 7 Petőfi Hall. - 8 Transport Museum of Budapest. - 9 Heroes' Square. - 10 Museum of Fine Arts. - 11 Palace of Art.

Shows, festivals

HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center




Paprika and more, Great Market Hall

Váci utca is Hungary's premier shopping street and consequently very expensive. In general, prices for big-name goods in Budapest tend to be at least the same as in Western Europe, but rarely cheaper. Much of this due to the relatively higher rate of purchase tax (VAT), which in Hungary is set at 25%.



Lehel Market Hall

Malls and department stores

KÖKI Terminal Shopping Center
Örs Vezér suare with Sugar Shopping Mall



Other stores



There are two areas packed with cafés, restaurants and disco clubs:

Restaurants in Ráday utca



This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under HUF2000
Mid-range HUF2000-3500
Splurge Above HUF3500

Fast food


Kaltenberg restaurant, Ferencváros


Costes Restaurant, Ferencváros


Bars & Clubs

Borpince Winery, a local favorite


Wine tasting

There were several huge free wine tasting facilities on Buda Hill; these are now closed though still listed on many sites. One new one is in a catacomb at the cliff at the end of the main street on the hill. You pay a fee for the tour based on how many and which wines you will taste at the end of it.



Pest has a huge number of backpacker hostels.




Camping Haller, Budapest

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