Budapest Art Nouveau walking tour (4h)
From: 240 €
During this half day private walking tour you will explore the main Art Nouveau architecture gems of the Hungarian capital and visit excellent coffee shops with great cakes and confectionary.
Budapest is famed for its distinctive Art Nouveau architecture incorporating colorful Hungarian folk motifs. During this walking tour you will discover some of the outstanding examples of this style.
You will explore some hidden Art Nouveau gems of Budapest and discover how history and dreams were carved on to the facades of the city. Danube separates older hilly residential Buda from its younger, flatter, industrial counterpart opposite. All the walk will take place in Pest, where modernisation happened thus has more art nouveau buildings than Buda.
Budapest, co-capital of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire along with Vienna between 1867 and 1918, had its golden age around 1900 when it was a metropolis.
Departure time: 9am, 10am, 2pm, 3pm. Other options on request. If you are interested in another starting time please Contact Us.
1 – 4 PAX = 260€
5 – 8 PAX = 280€
9 – 15 PAX = 300€
+15 PAX – If your group is larger, please Contact Us for a quotation
To book this Art Nouveau experience start by selecting the group size, the date of your tour on the calendar available below and after the time you want your tour to start. Reserve early please.
Having trouble booking online? Don’t hesitate to contact us by email. You can also WhatsApp/call us at +34 667 823 001 For other departure times, group sizes, languages or any customization to your experience, please email.
During this exclusive 4-hour architecture & cafés walking private tour you will learn about Art Nouveau times in Budapest, discover some of its main highlights and enjoy some charming places that are not usually seen by the average tourist.
The walking tour will start in the very center of the inner city and from there our guide will show you some buildings of the 5th District.
We will bring you to a classic cafe to give you an introduction to history, politics and urban development at the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries and explain you how art nouveau and cafés fit into this. After, we will continue our tour through the inner city of Pest.
In the Jewish District, we will appreciate important buildings for different uses (private, hospitality, religious) and you will learn why this was the edge of the city and the importance of this art style to the community of Hungarian Jews.
We will head to the Andrássy avenue and you will discover first hand how the new avenue changed Budapest life becoming the vein of the new metropolis. This important avenue has several iconic Secession buildings to see.
The role of Coffeehouses
This tour is informative and amusing because it mixes the historical/architectural views with an interesting explanation about the important role of coffee shops during the Art Nouveau era.
The decoration of the café places visited during the tour will transport you in time. In one of the coffee places they produce and sell very original and good confectionary, certainly an interesting discovery for those having a sweet tooth.
If the weather is great we may visit also a rooftop bar with fantastic views over an Art Nouveau city highlight. Now the hotel obliges visitors to have at least a drink, so you will decide together with your guide if you want to go there. It will be a visit worth remembering.
Pickup & Drop Off
The tour will start near the Liberty Bridge (in the Pest side, we will tell you the exact place when booking) and finishes in a place with views to a fantastic Art Nouveau building if your tour finishes after 5pm. If your hotel is centrally located you can choose to start the tour right from your hotel.
The finishing point of the tour is near the Parliament, in an area with many good places for lunch or dinner that we can recommend to you as the tour will end at lunchtime or dinnertime, and the façade of Bedo House, a building that until recently used to allocate an Art Nouveau Museum with one of the largest collections of pieces in this art style.
Professional fully licensed guiding service.
This is a walking private tour and it is not required the use of public transport.
Entrance fees to the museums or houses that may be visited during the tour.
Food and drinks.
Difficulties to access some art nouveau buildings
Unpredictable opening times of some buildings, renonvation projects that are taking longer than expected, some covid rules and weather conditions may affect the final itinerary of your private art nouveau experience.
Hungarian Florint is the currency in Hungary, but private tour price is in euros. Payment as follows:
- Pay deposit now. If possible, by direct bank transfer. If you prefer by PayPal/Credit card, these payment methods are also available
- Pay the rest in cash to our guide on the day of the tour
Art Nouveau – Secession Style
Secession is the name for Art Nouveau in Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and all the areas that until 1914 belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
In Budapest the Art Nouveau movement was more than just an art style because it provided a shared platform for both Christians and Jews to express their Hungarian identity (history and culture) within the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The new style was not accepted by the mainstream and the authorities for a long time but it satisfied the bourgeois Jews’ needs of group identification.
In the last quarter of the 19th century the city of Budapest reached almost a million people and more than doubled its number of buildings. Many of these buildings were built in Secession style, Hungarian Art Nouveau, and one of the main architects involved in these projects was Ödön Lechner, known as the Hungarian Gaudí. Other key architects of that time were Béla Lajta, Aladár Árkay and István Medgyaszay.
The foremost architect associated with this style is Ödön Lechner, and Hungary has submitted five of his masterpieces, including the Museum of Applied Arts, the Royal Postal Savings Bank and the Institute of Geology, for inclusion in Unesco’s World Heritage list.
Booking issues – email or call Us
To book this private tour please select your desired date on the calendar As we ask you to book the tour ahead of time, our system may not allow you to book a tour for the next few days. If you want to book this tour for a date that is not active on the website calendar, please, contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at Call (34) 667 823 001 and we will make our best to organise the tour in such a short notice. So far, we have always found a solution, so we encourage you to contact.
Me and my friends from work enjoyed a customized visit to some of Budapest most beautiful artnouveau pools. Great half day
Worth visiting Pest with László. He know anecdotes that made our day more amusing
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