Mention of the Eighth District can elicit any number of responses from a listener depending on the context. But a walk down the sunny streets of the ‘Palace Quarter’ and a visit to the newly rejuvenated Rákóczi Square will leave you with no doubt in your mind. The Austro-Hungarian empire’s legacy is more than alive in these streets, with some of the grandest urban palaces in the city to its name.
Flanked by the colorful VI. district nightlife, the erudite university and museum-lined streets of the Fifth’s downtown, and the lively gastro and bar offerings of Ferencváros, the elegant Palace Quarter is a well-connected alternative to its crowded neighbors.
Palace Quarter, Rákóczi square, Blaha Lujza square