City guide

Ferencváros

Photo : Balkányi László / We Love Budapest
Ferencváros, Bálna, Duna, hajó

Ferencváros, district IX of Budapest, has a great deal of the best parts of life in Pest. It has its own Danube waterfront where Tram 2 runs, people who wait for BKK boat service stand by and the young ones are sipping their beers around the Bálna. The district has its own piece of the Small Boulevard and the Grand Boulevard too, that’s why the Protestant Church at Kálvin Square and also the Museum of Applied Arts are among the compelling buildings of Ferencváros. Corvinus University of Budapest, the National Theatre and the Palace of Arts (MüPa) are also in the district but you can also find some more interesting things if you just wander around in the narrower streets.

In a butcher store on Mester Street, the walls are covered in Zsolnay tiles while a little further down the street the smell of the toasting beef patties escape from Black Cab Burger. It’s worth to visit Tűzoltó Street for numerous reasons: among them the Trafó’s contemporary art shows, Élesztős crafted beers and the alcoholic hot chocolates at Rengeteg RomKafé.The Holocaust Memorial Center is also nearby as well as the birthplace of Attila József. The residential area named after the famous poet is a bit further away but is also located in Ferencváros.