Várkert Bazár, which is a World Heritage Site, is a Neo-Renaissance garden built on the side of the Castle Hill when the area and the nearby Danube embankment were being redesigned. Works were carried out between 1875 and 1883 based on plans by Miklós Ybl, one of Hungary’s greatest architects. At that time there was a beautiful ornamental garden, a gloriette, ornamental fountains, grottoes and the houses of the royal bodyguard. Much later, between 1961 and 1984, young socialists partied there in the popular club called Youth Park. By 1996 the condition of the complex had deteriorated so much that it was considered one of the world's 100 most endangered monuments, although it was only renovated in 2014.
A romantic selfie spot
Today, this Neo-Renaissance space is a iconic aspect of the renewed Buda Castle District. You can experience the harmony of past and present, art and nature, classical and contemporary style all year round. The garden is an unmissable place for a romantic walk or a selfie, and it’s also worth checking out the cool restaurants and shops nearby. Diverse events are held here regularly to entertain visitors, both inside and outside. These include outdoor and club concerts, special literary evenings, family events, the magic of dance, art cinemas, exhibitions, interesting discussions and thematic days.