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Budapest’s XI District Among World’s Coolest Neighborhoods

Júlia Tar 2021.10.12.

Time Out polled 27,000 city-dwellers and asked local experts to rank the greatest places for food, fun, culture, and community. Budapest’s XI district, Újbuda, is the seventh coolest neighborhood out of 49 on the list.

The website recommends, among other places, the Kelet Café and Gallery, and says that the Béla Bartók Boulevard Festival in September is also worth a visit.

“Until recently, visitors only came to Budapest’s XI District (also known as Újbuda) for the art-nouveau Gellért Baths, but today it rivals the downtown districts in Pest,” Time Out reports.

“Tree-lined Béla Bartók Boulevard brims with bohemian cafés, bars, and independent art galleries. You’ll also find super-sleek repurposed spaces, like a bar in a former bus depot, a once-abandoned open-air theater, a concert hall on a decommissioned Ukrainian ship, plus Kopaszi Dam with its sandy beaches and riverside bars.”

Even one of Budapest’s best-loved alternative bars, Dürer Kert, moved here in 2021, the website adds.

In 2019, Time Out already called Béla Bartók Boulevard Budapest’s coolest neighborhood.

Featured image via Kelet Café and Gallery’s Facebook page