What to do in Budapest during Covid-19 ?
While Budapest is a city where there is always something to do we are living in the uncertain times of Covid-19 when the usual is not so usual anymore. Our beloved city has an amazing art scene, nightlife, restaurants and many more which cannot be enjoyed in these months but let’s not give up all our hope for some fun yet. In this article we collected some programme ideas for times like these.
Mulled wine in the castle
The Buda Castle area is one of the most popular places to visit when in town, but you probably never were lucky enough to see it like now that the tourist groups are gone. Apart from some instagram wannabes and wondering couples those romantic and history filled streets are yours to discover. But don’t worry, even if it’s not like the old days they still sell mulled wine around. So get yourself a glass at Jamie Oliver's for 300 huf/dl and enjoy sightseeing.
Daytrip to Szentendre
Szentendre is a romantic town by the Danube filled with museums, art galleries, hungarian designer shops and restaurants. The perfect place for a getaway of the city is spending a day exploring its historical old town and novelistic alleys. You can get there in only 40 minutes from Budapest with public transport. Take Hév, a small train from Batthyany square which goes directly to Szentendre. The ticket can be bought at the stop before departure for 310 huf, so for not even a euro.
Local tip: Get a soup or hot chocolate at Supi street food restaurant at the main square, visit the umbrella street ( Bercsényi street), climb up to the Castle Hill viewpont (go up on the narrow steps between Fő tér 8 and 9)
Discover the murals in the VII. district
Elizabethtown is the home of many local artists who under the programme “Firewall rehab” and “Colorful city” created amazing murals around the area. Due to monument protection the theme is always something connected to the surrounding area or our history.
A few from the many:
Rumbach Sebestyén street 10.- 6:3 The football game of the century
Kazinczy street 45.- Budapest isn’t so small
Kertész street 27.- Countryside or city
Dob street 48.- Greengrocer
Wesselényi street 40.- Man of the year
Király street 10.- The PESTiest street
Explore designer stores
One thing we can count on even in these unpredictable days is fashion. Budapest has many designer stores with unique products and they are open. From handmade jewellery, art, craft, clothes to things you never knew you needed you’ll definitely find something that will catch your eye. Support local creators and get yourself a piece of Budapest.
I hope this short article helped in getting some of you out of the world of netflix & chill and gives motivation to discover what this amazing city offers.