Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

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  • Lukacs Confectionery and Coffee House

Lukacs Confectionery and Coffee House – perfect cakes, and perfect English tea a lot less known than Cafe Gerbeaud on Vorosmarty square, Lukacs Confectionery is on the picturesque Andrassy Avenue, close to the famous House of Terror museum. The confectionery is mostly visited by locals and expats, it is a hidden gem, but an expensive one.

  • Elephant House at the Budapest Zoo

The Elephant House is just one of the Art Nouveau buildings in the quirky and nostalgic Budapest Zoo.

  • Szimpla Kert ruin pub Budapest

 Szimpla Kert ruin pub – a hidden gem in the old Jewish quarters, downtown Budapest: cool, vibrant, quirky and avantgarde pub

  • Füvészkert Botanical Garden

Founded in 1771, Füvészkert Botanical Garden is Hungary’s oldest botanical garden. It features more than 8,000 plant species spread over more than 8.6 acres of greenhouses and lush parks. It is best known for its lilies, bromeliads, cacti, and palms.

The botanical garden features more than 400 species of Hungarian flora, more than 200 endangered plants, and a palm house with tropical and subtropical plants. Each April, Füvészkert Botanical Garden hosts a beautiful cherry blossom festival.

  • Cafe Auguszt Budapest

One of the best cakes you will ever have can be grabbed for a few forints at Auguszt Confectionery, close to Ferenciek square and Vaci utca shopping street. Beautiful walls, pleasant place, fantastic five star cakes and savoury snacks:

  • Sugar Shop Budapest

The Sugar Shop in Petofi stret (4th district) and Paulay street (6th district) in Budapest – a sweet hidden gem and funny happy design to eat yummy things, play, use the internet, etc.

  • Taskaradio Espresso 

 Taskaradio Espresso – a cafe with lots of Hungarian retro decor and colour scheme in the city centre of Budapest (Papnovelde street, District V)

  • Big slides on the slopes of Gellert Hill

Big slides on the slopes of Gellert Hill – a Budapest hidden gem for families with small kids

  • House Of Hungarian Art Nouveau

A museum dedicated entirely to the Hungarian Art Nouveau style, the House of Hungarian Art Nouveau recalls the beginning of the 20th century, a time when Art Nouveau flourished throughout the country. Art Nouveau is a style of decorative art, architecture, and design that was prominent in Europe from the late 1800s until World War I. At the House of Hungarian Art Nouveau, everything from the building itself to the jewelry sold in the gift shop represents Art Nouveau.

  • The Buda Hills

For those yearning for some outdoor adventure and scenic beauty, head for the hills! The Buda Hills, situated on the Buda side of Budapest, offer an abundance of hiking trails and breathtaking panoramic views of the city. János-hegy is the highest point of Buda Hills and the most popular scenic area. To reach János-hegy, take the Zugliget Chairlift. Built in 1970, the chairlift is one of the most legendary of Budapest’s lesser-known attractions. Slowly ascending over lush green hills, the chairlift provides visitors the most spectacular views of the capital city.

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