Budapest Bucket List – Expat Press Guide to the Ultimate Budapest Experience

We were interested in what true expats would recommend for us to put on our bucket list – so we asked them. The suggestions below are really worth a try.

Expat Press Budapest Bucket Lilst

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One of the best things about Budapest is that it offers a lot even to those who have been living here for years. We were interested in what true expats would recommend for us to put on our bucket list – so we asked them. We were not disappointed at all. The suggestions below are really worth a try, so without further ado, let’s see which are the top things to do and see in Budapest according to our readers!

1. The Children’s Railway

What is this?
It’s a railway that connects the most popular hiking destinations in the Buda hills, and yes, as you might have guessed, children take part in the operations.

Where is it?
The railway goes from Széchenyi Hegy to Hűvösvölgy.

Why should I check it out?
The best thing about it – apart from the adorable kids asking for your ticket – is that you can combine the trip with a nice hike by getting off the train at any station.

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2. Pozsonyi út

What is this?
An amazing street that has something new to offer at every corner. Cafés, restaurants, cozy bookshops – these are all waiting for you to discover them. No matter if you’re a hungry vegetarian, looking for a nice place to have lunch, if you want to buy baby clothes or if you want to have a cup of coffee with a friend and his dog – this street has got you covered.

Where is it?
Pozsonyi út is on the Pest side, quite close to Jászai Mari tér. Here’s a map that’ll help.

Why should I check it out?
It’s basically the hipster version of Andrássy út, mostly filled with locals.  

3. A38 Ship

What is this?
A cultural center, concert hall and restaurant all packed on a ship. This is how they describe themselves:

“The A38 tries through its guest performances, invitations, festivals to be present in all spheres where exciting, unique, authentic things are happening. It does its best to switch the Hungarian capital into the international cultural circulation. The vision is simple and obvious: to be a culturally open, exciting, vibrating place in an open, exciting and vibrating city. The A38 Ship wants to provide with an experience, make it musical, theatrical, gastronomic, literal, artistic—intellectual or sensual.”

Where is it?
A38 is anchored next to Petőfi bridge on the Buda side.

Why should I check it out?
The selection of artists performing here is extremely varied, so no matter what kind of music you’re into, you’ll find something to your liking.

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4. Memento Park

What is this?
A park that displays statues of famous personalities from the communist era between 1945 and 1989.

Where is it?
The park is on the Balatoni road – Szabadkai street corner in Budapest. Here’s a map.

Why should I check it out?
Géza Boros, art historian, said the following about the park:

“.. a unique collection of the monuments of a fallen totalitarian system, characterized by true architectural design, artistic and elegant communication between the de-legitimized statues and space and by the dignity of expression.”

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