Budapest is a city of both beautiful and dilapidated buildings. Explore streets of murals, stencils, and graffiti in the ruin bars and ruined buildings. Old buildings act as huge canvases for the city’s breathtaking street air displays. There are a few places to get started if you truly want to experience street art in Budapest.
- Jewish District
To fully immerse yourself in the world of Budapest’s street art, start with the breathtaking murals in the Jewish quarter. You’ll find artworks by local and Hungarian artists like NeoPaint works and Szines Varos which add color to the inner city. A great start to exploring the beautiful paintings on the streets of the Jewish District is to register for BeOriginal’s Free Street Art and Alternative Tour and have a guide show you murals on every nook and cranny of the city.
- Filatorigat Graffiti Wall
This is a legal art space for young artists to showcase their work to locals and tourists alike. The wall stretches alongside a deserted factory next to Filatorigat HEV Station and is open to anyone who has a can of paint and a creative idea to decorate the wall. Here, you’ll also find photorealistic impressions of animals and people by established artists. Filatorigat graffiti wall is one of the few legal graffiti walls in Budapest and it is truly breathtaking.
- Ruin Bars
What’s one thing Budapest is famous for aside from its architectural buildings and thermal baths? Her ruin bars! Some of these trendy ruin bars are great places to check out artworks of young artists over a pint of beer. The place is designed in graffiti and regularly hosts exhibitions and showcasing of young talents. The walls of the bar also serve as a temporary exhibition site for paintings regularly.
If you’re looking to explore street art in Budapest, there’s no better way to do it than to join our Budapest walking tour. We take you through the heart of the city’s art.