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Szimpla Kert

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Address: Kazinczy utca 14., Budapest 1075, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 1 352 4198
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Today
12:00 - 04:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 05:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 04:00
Fri 10:00 - 04:00
Sat 12:00 - 04:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Dive deep in Budapest’s unique nightlife, go to Kazinczy Street! It is not...

Dive deep in Budapest’s unique nightlife, go to Kazinczy Street! It is not an accident that it’s also called the Street of Culture, Kazinczy street offers the greatest variety of touristic highlights, the most famous ruinbar, fine dining and the highest quality Kosher restaurants, the most colorful streetfood in Budapest. Under 14. Kazinczy street you can find the pioneer of all; the first ruinbar: Szimpla Kert. Here you will find an uncomparable atmosphere, fine food and drinks, cultural events like movie projections, live music concerts every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, a free jam session on Sundays, farmers’ market on Sunday mornings and many more. Szimpla Kert welcomes you all day with breakfast, lunch and dinner offers, beautiful garden, interesting objects and people. It’s always full of life, especially in the evening, it turns into an international meeting point.

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Great atmosphere, average service

Really interesting place and a must see! We enjoyed a few hours of drinks here. The food looked good but we had already eaten. Lots of seating as there's lots of rooms and an... read more

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Really interesting place and a must see! We enjoyed a few hours of drinks here. The food looked good but we had already eaten. Lots of seating as there's lots of rooms and an upstairs and downstairs. When trying to get a drink I went to one bar and looked at the menu, tried to order a vodka (off the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Crazy, unique, visually overloading bar in the Jewish Quarter. Loved seeing it. Definitely worth a visit. Went around 9 pm on a Saturday night. Wasn't too crowed, but it was starting to fill up by the time we left.

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Thank Linda J
Modiin, Israel
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148 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I were very fortunate that our 'Jewish history walking tour' ended in this unique location. It is quite indescribable, a maze of rooms that are each unique, with mismatched furnishings, art on the walls and ceilings, graffiti..really a feast for the eyes! There's a large courtyard area with bars and a restaurant, and we thoroughly enjoying having... More 

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Thank Naomitate
Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a result of ability to turn something old and decay into a pulsing, lively place with genius loci. Make sure u visit Szimpla once you are in Budapest - it's definitely a must see. They also have a small souvenir shop near the main entrance with loads of handmade original items you won't find anywhere else. This... More 

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Thank 4lex4ndr4
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just go there... if you are not in your 20'ies you might want to go a bit earlier in the evening or late afternoon.... but so cool and a must visit for a drink during your stay in Budapest!

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1 Thank Carina L
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had hear a lot about this place and it didn't disappoint. Decorated with any old junk they could find but it does the trick. Areas inside and out. Looks so different at night and during the day. Long queues at night. The street food nearby is so good.

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1 Thank KerryHull64
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These ruin bars are brilliant and have a great atmosphere. They attract people of all ages and feel very safe. There are various bars inside the compound, but you can take your drinks anywhere with you. You can also take your shisha pipe to another area, only try and stay in the shisha bar as the decorations are brilliant. This... More 

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1 Thank Piankoos
San Francisco, California
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352 reviews
233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Szimpla Kert is Budapest's most famous ruin bar, which is both good and bad. It's a really neat place with hundreds of random decorations, which is really cool. But at the same time, it draws a lot of tourists, which takes a bit away from its appeal. If you're around, you should definitely check it out, but also consider going... More 

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1 Thank Mike G
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely perfect! A magical place, each room and corner with a particular personality, great music... is GREAT!

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1 Thank Catalina T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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104 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was exactly as promised, but felt as though I was at a Disney World attraction. Even when sitting and having a drink people would wander through on tours to see the place. It was too contrived.

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
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