Go off the beaten path in the up-and-coming Eighth District
Józsefváros, the city’s eighth district (just southeast of the city centre), has undergone a Cinderella-like transformation over the last decade, shaking off its rough reputation and replacing it with funky art galleries, hipster-style cafés and homey restaurants. This tour starts at the Rákóczi Square Market Hall, one of the city’s original 19th-century markets nestled in the district, and will give you the chance to sample traditional street food before visiting the oldest Baroque church in the city. Learn about the history of the area’s ‘gypsy musicians’, visit the Communist-era housing of Szigony Street and the gentrified Corvin Alley before grabbing a drink at a local watering hole. With proceeds from this tour going to local charities, you can learn about this up-and-coming area of Budapest while supporting those in need.