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A trendy 24 in Budapest
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A trendy 24 in Budapest

Although coming up with an adequate definition for the term “trendy” is a tougher task than living on a minimum wage in Monaco, we still accepted the challange of rushing through an adventurous day in Budapest while viewing the city through the glamorous lenses of the latest urban trends. Whether you’re a trendsetter or a trendgetter, you should definitely follow our lead!

MORNING FORENOON NOON AFTERNOON AT SUNSET BEFORE SUNRISE +1: A PLACE TO REST YOUR HEAD

MORNING

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A fruity breakfast

Head over to Fruccola, a piece of Paradise for fruit lovers. Fruccola offers a friendly staff, world-class juices, frappes, bio drinks, salads, vegetarian dishes, and various coffees. In case you have a knack for paninis, Café Panini should be your destination. Panini provides fruits and vegetables from local greengrocers, great coffees, fine wines, and a living roomish interior.

FORENOON

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Taxi on the Danube

Dunarama Water Taxi provides a unique, luxorious way of sightseeing. Inspired by the water taxis of Venice, Dunarama’s rentable boats will satisfy all your needs and will take you on a ride you’ll never forget! In case you’re worried about sea sickness, personalize a sightseeing tour at Budapest Underguide.

Dunarama Water Taxi

NOON

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A Grand meal

For a cosmopolitan atmosphere, visit Baldaszti’s Grand on Andrássy Avenue. Baldaszti’s offers dishes with a twist inspired by cuisines from all over the world, tasty cocktails, 150 types of wine, and a minimalist, Swedish-infused interior dominated by bright colors and simple shapes.

Other restaurants worth mentioning: Baraka Restaurant and Lounge, characterized by an art deco interior and a diverse fusion kitchen, and  La Plaza, a downtown spot, where the menu is orchestrated by a world famous Spanish chef.

Baraka Restaurant

AFTERNOON

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Rushing and relaxing

If you can’t resist the urge to go on a shopping binge, take a stroll along Fashion Street, the source of the latest trends located in the heart of Budapest, where a high-class atmosphere lingers around the chic boutiques. Another option is Andrássy Avenue’s Capsula Multibrand Store, which is characterized by a spaceship-like, minimalist interor and premium brands. In case you’re still not satisfied with the quantity of your shopping bags, head over to La Nerella, where unique, 1940s-infused women’s clothes and accessories are aplenty.

Other shops worth mentioning: Byblos, the home of high-end Italian brands, and Madison Perfumery, where one-of-a-kind scents tempt your senses.

To quench your culture-thirst, visit , a state-of-the-art institution displaying masterpieces of contemporary art. Another venue where you can get indulged in the same theme is, a fabulous villa situated on Andrássy Avenue. According to its founder, KOGArt’s mission is to create an internationally recognized art collection consisting mostly of Hungarian works.

If you’re looking to tune out the noise of Budapest and relax a bit, head over to Ráday Street’s Lian Thai Massage and Spa. A genuine Asian atmosphere, soothing music, and relaxing massages guarantee the rebirth of your body and soul. Another option is , a five-star complex in a five-star area. Soak in the beauty of panorama while sipping some champagne in the relaxation pool!

Andrássy Avenue

AT SUNSET

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Unique meals in unique venues

For a one-of-a-kind dinner, reserve a table in Onyx, a Michelin-starred restaurant in downtown Budapest. Onyx offers a neo-baroque interior with a boudoir infusion, and has a wide variety of both reinterpreted Hungarian dishes and fine wines. Another scene for a splendid meal is , a restaurant pillared by pure brick walls and the concept of bistrot gastronomique. Mák Bistro offers a laidback atmosphere, and a menu built on Hungarian and Austro-Hungarian cuisine.

Also worth mentioning: Pastrami, a loose-vibed restaurant serving bistro dishes, and , where you can get indulged in rustic Hungarian cuisine with a contemporary twist.

Onyx
  • 1051 Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 7-8.

BEFORE SUNRISE

Ötkert fever

For an unforgettable all-nighter, head over to Ötkert, a club with the most complex crowd of party-goers in Budapest. Weekday schedules focus on cultural happennings and DJs, while weekends are preserved for parties. Don’t miss out on the long-moustached cook’s delicious creations! In order to avoid hours of queuing, make sure you arrive early.

Ötkert
  • 1051 Budapest, Zrínyi utca 4.

+1: A PLACE TO REST YOUR HEAD

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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge is a five-star hotel located on prestigious . Fronting Buda Castle, Sofitel’s rooms and suites provide a picturesque panorama on the city’s most renowned sights. Its state-of-the-art facilities include a luxury spa, a pair of restaurants with first-class dishes, event rooms, and a stylish bar. Enjoy all the priviliges of a Sofitel-guest!

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