City guide

Tabán

Photo : Balkányi László / We Love Budapest
Tabán, Várkert Bazár, Duna

In the green slopes between Gellért Hill and the foot of Buda Castle, you can find Tabán, a once bustling waterside quarter with a Balkan atmosphere, its tightly spaced smoky taverns knocked down between the wars. Today, it’s a recreational area for picnics and concerts, with its own annual Tabán festival, and the Tabán Art Cinema. There are also Turkish baths here, such as the Rudas and the soon-to-be-revived Rácz.