District VIII Józsefváros - Pest side Attractions in Budapest

District VIII, like most districts of inner Pest got its present appearance in the mid 19th after being wiped out by the great flood of 1838; most of the buildings were completed around the Millennium Year of 1896. The area was predominantly inhabited by handicrafts men, gipsy musicians and artists, but it soon became one of the slowest developing districts of Budapest resulting in lower class citizens moving in and making it one of the not so desirable areas of the city. Today regardless of having less attractive areas, it's a central district housing many of the city's attractions.

Our top pick is the National Museum, the largest museum of the city and the best place to learn about Hungarian History. In second place is another museum, the Natural History Museum.

The Festetics Palace, our third pick, is an architectural gem of the so-called "palace district" located in-between the National Museum and Kalvin Square.

In fourth place is Pal Utca, a legendary street since the Paul Street Boys, a classic Hungarian novel.

Our next two picks are the Keleti Railway Station with its beautiful facade and the Kerepesi Cemetery located behind it.

The district has many lovely hidden churches and side streets, and our next pick, the beautiful Baroque Joseph Town Parish Church is a great example.

The Corvin Aruhaz has been put on the list because looking at the building is like travelling back in time, back to the days of Communist Hungary - and of course the popular Corvin Teto, the underground club located on top this "beautiful" old-school shopping centre is a great place for a night out.

A Flag Collection and the Italian Institute of Culture can be found in District VIII as well.

Hungarian National Museum

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Muzeum korut, 14-16
(District VIII)

History of the nation... read more

Hungarian Natural History Museum

Ludovika tér 2-6

Traces origins of Hungarian civilization... read more

Festetics Palota

Pollack Mihály tér 3

Royal Grandeur... read more

Pal Utca

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Pal Utca

Famous street from classic book... read more

Keleti palyaudvar

Baross ter

Eastern railway station... read more

Kerepesi Cemetery

Fiumei út 16 District VIII
near Eastern Railway Station

Remains of history... read more

Joseph Town Parish Church (Józsefvárosi plébánia-templom)

Horváth Mihály tér

Hallelujah!... read more

Corvin Aruhaz

1 Blaha Lujza tér
District VIII

Communist-era shopping center... read more

Flag Collection

Jozsef korut, 68

Flags of the world... read more

Italian Institute of Culture

Bródy Sándor utca 8

Entertainment Destination... read more
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