Top 10 Hidden Sights That You Must Visit in Budapest

Budapest is an incredible European city. Many people have already listed the most popular attractions in Budapest on the internet. But few people pay attention to the attractions where local people would like to go.

Now I will introduce the ten places that they like to visit in Budapest.
Top ten hidden sights in Budapest:

  • Shipyard Island (Hajógyári-sziget)
  • Árpád Square
  • Koller Gallery and its hidden gardens
  • The ruins of the Church of Mary of St. Magdalene,
  • GülBaba Street,
  • Vörösmarty Square and Gerbeaud Cafe.
  • Architect’s cellar
  • Mexus Square,
  • Vajdahun Castle
  • Wekel Estate.

Shipyard Island (Hajógyári-sziget)

Hajógyári-sziget (or Óbudai-sziget) is the largest island along the Danube river. Shipyard Island has been world famous because of its Sziget Music Festival which attracts thousands of Europeans every year. However, even not the festival time, the island is a quiet and green place which is a true paradise for people and their children!

Árpád Square

There is an old and pleasant square near the Árpád bridge which is covered with pebbles. Árpád has retained some of the cultural atmosphere of the 18th and 19th centuries and it is well worth to visit. Don’t forget to stop at the smallest cafe in Budapest, Gazlampa Kioszk!

Koller Gallery and its hidden gardens

Buda Castle has a historic castle and palace complex as well as museums, cafes, churches and other interesting places. However, its most precious sight is the Koller Gallery and its Sculpture Garden. Koller Gallery is the oldest private art museum in Hungary. György Koller founded the well-known Hungarian Carvers Association in the 1950s. In Budapest, the Kohler Gallery and Gardens are truly awsome attractions.

The ruins of the Church of Mary in Magdalena

The church was built in the 13th century and was almost destroyed during the Second World War. Only the gates and the amazing tower with 24 clock towers survived. This is still a popular place.

GülBaba Street

This cobblestone street near Margaret Bridge leads to the tomb of GülBaba. He was a Turkish sage and a poet of the Ottoman Bektashi ascetic. GülBaba was believed to die in Buda. His grave is now a museum and a Muslim pilgrim meeting point.