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Controversial Budapest: Exploring the Infamous 8th District

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Rákóczi Square Market Hall, one of six original markets in Budapest from the late 19th century and try our favourite local street food
  • Give something back to the local community; a proportion of the proceeds from your tour fee will be donated to two inspirational local charities
  • Look up in wonder at a remarkable 18th-century Roman catholic church
  • Get the lowdown on the history of the ‘gypsy musicians’ of Budapest and see the memorial erected for them
  • Enjoy a drink with your friendly guide at an authentic, local bar

Budapest 8th District Walking Tour

Get ready to go off the beaten path in Budapest! The 8th District is having quite a moment; once a no-go zone, this eclectic area has seen a serious resurgence in recent years and is well worth a visit. Learn all about the 8th’s rich history from your expert local guide, while exploring some of the district’s most distinct sights and sampling some traditional street food along the way. Not only will you get to know a new and trendy local neighbourhood but you’ll also be supporting two great local charities and giving something back to the local community. We thinks that’s called a win / win situation!

Language: English

Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, tasting of an authentic Hungarian street food, a small gift of a local artist from the neighbourhood, one drink (coffee, tea or soft drink) in a responsible café that employs people with disabilities, one drink (spritzer, soda water with fruit syrup or plain) in a small bar at the end of the tour.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Meeting point: In front of the Rákóczi tér Market Hall. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 9.30 AM
  • Ending point: Corvin Quarter