District X, also known as Kobanya, combines historic architecture with contemporary appeal. The neighbourhood features an eclectic mix of buildings, with beautiful Art Nouveau churches standing alongside industrial red-brick warehouses. Relax in the enormous public park, eat your way through Chinatown and discover some of the best craft breweries in the capital.
Things to do in District X - Kőbánya
District X is built around People’s Park, or Népliget as it’s known by locals. Walk along the tree-lined paths and enjoy lunch at a shady picnic spot. The park is dotted with statues of famous Hungarians, as well as several playgrounds.
Saint Ladislaus Church towers over District X and welcomes you with a beautiful Art Nouveau façade. Famed Hungarian architect Ödön Lechner designed the church, which features a lofty belltower and a roof decorated with colourful porcelain tiles. Mindenki Temploma Synagogue is another Art Nouveau gem. You’ll be dazzled by the geometric stained-glass windows and shimmering tiles created by iconic Hungarian porcelain company, Zsolnay.
Lively enclaves like Jegenye and Szállás Streets make District X popular with local foodies. The streets are part of a district known as Chinatown and are lined with trendy Asian eateries and noodle houses. District X is also home to one of the top microbreweries in Budapest. It occupies a striking red-brick building and brews a variety of unique beers.
Fast public transport connections make District X an excellent base for sightseeing in Budapest. You’re a short metro ride from landmark attractions like Hero’s Square and the Gothic Revival Hungarian Parliament Building. Pack your swimsuit and take a dip in the elegant Széchenyi Thermal Bath.
Getting around District X - Kőbánya
District X is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The neighbourhood is easy to access using Kobanya-Kispest Station on Metro 3. The ride takes around 30 minutes from the Budapest city centre and Budapest Airport is a 15-minute drive away or 20 minutes by bus.