Tour information

Starts: not available at the moment
Meeting point: All tours leave from Elisabeth (Erzsebet) square. We meet about 15 meters away from Budapest Eye Ferris wheel, in the shady park.
Booking: No booking is requested, just show up with a smile! However, groups of 8 or more people travelling together should register in advance!
Length: 2-2.5 hours (~2.5km)
No tours: Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, Jan. 1, Aug. 20

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Tour description

Join us to discover the colourful painted walls of the Jewish quarter and learn about how an innovation was created in the area during recent years by graffiti artists and the city. The area has different faces during the day and during the night. You can see and learn about a lot of heart-breaking but also less sad Hungarian Jewish history during the day, and at night you can enjoy the nightlife and check out the famous ruin pubs of Budapest. What we see on this Street and Urban art walk during the day are the Jewish district’s painted murals and street art. There are a number of illegal graffities and art as well, but since 2011 various firewalls (or also called partition walls, they are between buildings and have a purpose of stopping fire from spreading) have become canvas for artists in the Jewish quarter and there was a project called Firewall Rehabilitation born. Civil based, non-profit groups started colouring up the big, grey, empty, sometimes depressing walls of the former Jewish ghetto, which was also damaged like most other parts of Budapest during the Second World War. Nowadays the city councils and other institutions, like embassies, different agencies support this legal way of street art in Budapest, that’s why if you walk around the 7th district you can find many murals depicting different themes. They are about history, culture, food, partying, or simply art… 

During this easy, 1.5-2 hours long walk we will introduce you the artistic face of the Jewish quarter and sometimes we spice it up with a little history as well while looking at beautifully painted murals. The route is flat, but please wear comfortable shoes and dress according to the weather, winters can be cold (-10 to 5 degrees Celsius) and summers can be really hot nowadays (25-35 or more degrees Celsius). The walk starts in the downtown area, on Erzsébet square just like all our free walking tours and takes you through the Jewish quarter to a ruin pub at the end which is next to a market hall where you can buy cold or warm lunch as well. Needless to say, that our local, experienced guides will happily give you recommendations and help you get where you would like to go afterwards.

Murals we see on the way: The Angel of Budapest: Ángel Sanz Briz, Sissy and Elisabeth town, A Hungarian invention: the Rubik’s cube, The Famous 6:3 football game played by Hungary and England, The Oak trees of Polish-Hungarian friendship, The Cover of Time magazine in 1957, and many more…