Excellent spas and ruin pubs – these two attractions attract an army of tourists in Budapest, every year. Spas have been around for hundreds of year, but ruin pubs are a contemporary phenomenon.
This after dark trend first took off in the District VII as a bunch of abandoned residential building was turned into what is now known as a ruin pub. An urban wasteland was transformed into a cool place, very distinctive from the typical bars and night clubs. Find some second-hand furniture, knick-knacks from the local flea market, paintings from local artists, a long bar counter, some space for the DJ decks – and viola; you have your ruin pub.
Nowadays, there are plenty of ruin pubs in Budapest, so it’s hard to keep track of all of them (more…)