Free tour

Alternative Street art walking tour & Budapest darker sides

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Zsanett
Quality Verified Registered on June 18, 2022

Hi everyone! I'm Zsanett a local tour guide born in Budapest and raised in England is ready to show you the hidden gems of the city. Moved back to Hungary 4 years ago after completing university studies in the UK. My goal is to make you feel at home while discovering the city and having a unique experience. Hope to see you soon! :)

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Explore Budapest through its alternative cultures on a 2 hour small-group walking tour of the sights and historical landmarks that other tours rarely show you. Go deeper into Budapest’s art scenes, mural paintings, and statutes and explore the present and future, rather than the past.

Head away from the main tourist hangouts to explore Budapest's Jewish district, where the city’s alternative culture is kicking off.  Learn about, and visit ruined bars and how the city developed after the World War.

We will visit:

  • Main murals in district 7
  • Szimpla Kert ruin bar
  • "colorful city" arts
  • Memorial statues in the Jewish quarter
  • Famous abandoned buildings

Looking forward to seeing you on my tour! :) 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Szent István Bazilika, Szen...
    Budapest, Szent István Bazilika, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary
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    By the Entrance of the building with LIGHT BLUE UMBRELLA

  • 1
    Outside visit

    Murals and paintings around the Budapest streets

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Szimpla Kert

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sunari 12 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Zsanett showed us the secret places in the neighborhood where murals, graffiti and sculptures were that had meaning and symbolic of the history of the areas. This tour is highly recommended.
Marie-France 11 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Zsanett’s tour is quite different thanks to its artistic perspective. Fun facts, amazing stories until the last incredible surprise! Thank you for sharing 🙏🏼😊
Julia 11 Jul 2024
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Brilliant tour mixing history with street art. She was engaging, interesting and knowledgeable.
Natalia 02 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Burak was the substitute guide and it was only his second tour! He had great energy and really tried his best to provide a good and informative tour. He took us to some interesting places that I wouldn’t have discovered on my own. Best of luck to him on his tour guide endeavors I’m sure he will be a pro in no time! I do suggest for him to be a bit more interactive with the group but overall a nice tour, i recommend!
Lawrence 27 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Zsanett was off and Burak substituted for her. He was great for a first-timer! Warm and friendly personality, very thoughtful and impressively knowledgeable. Towards the end of the tour Burak really got into the groove sharing his insider knowledge. With more tours under his belt, he’ll shine! Suggested modifications for tour: 1. End the tour in a more bustling place. We walked past a closed Szimpla Kert in the middle of the tour but ending there (or near it) could have been better. 2. Talk a bit more about all the “unsanctioned” street art we walked past - even if to explain some of the reasoning behind the sponsored large murals in the area. A clearer story about the role street art plays in the community, with heroes and villains and dramatic tension, would be super. All in all, a solid tour. If you come to it curious with questions and a keen eye, you will have an enjoyable time!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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