21st district in Budapest

Csepel (German: Tschepele) is the official name of the 21th district of Budapest. It is located at the northern end of Csepel Island in the Danube. Being on an island, it is the only complete district of Budapest which is neither in Pest nor in Buda. It has approximately 85,000 inhabitants.

UnderstandEdit

 
Map of Budapest/Csepel

The village and the island were named after the first comes (Hungarian: ispán) of the area, Csepel. Csepel Island became the personal domain of Árpád after the migration of Hungarians into Pannonia in the early 10th century. It remained a favourite resort of the Hungarian kings in the Middle Ages. From 1484 onwards Csepel was the wedding present to future Hungarian queens. The Ottoman Turks totally destroyed the village and the royal manor house in the 16th century. At the end of the 17th century, Serb refugees from Turkish-occupied Serbia settled here. At the beginning of the 18th century Prince Eugene of Savoy, owner of the island, re-established the settlement and populated it with German colonists. It became an independent municipality in 1742. The original village was located in the present-day freeport (Szabadkikötő) area but it was totally destroyed by the great flood of 1838. The new village was built on higher ground, in present-day Ófalu (Old Village). Formerly it was a working-class borough with several factories; there was even a bicycle named Csepel. Today, Csepel contains housing estates as well as middle-class garden suburbs.

Get inEdit

To Csepel from the center:

  • From Boráros tér by  H7  to 1 Csepel, Szent Imre tér.
  • From Kőbánya–Kispest  M3  by  148  or  151  to 2 Csepel, Szent Imre tér.
  • From Közvágóhíd  H6  by  179  to Csepel, Szent Imre tér (only on weekdays).

Public transport map of Csepel.

SeeEdit

 
Szent Imre tér, the main square

DoEdit

CultureEdit

 
John of Nepomuk Statue

LeisureEdit

  • 3 Csepel Bath (Csepeli strandfürdő), XXI, Hollandi út 14 (Strandfürdő  71 ), +36 1 277-6576. 06:00-18:00. Adult: 1700 Ft; senior, student: 1400 Ft; children: 800 Ft.
  • 4 Csepel SC Fitness Studio, XXI, Béke tér 1 (Csepel  H7 ), +36 1 427-0209. M–F 07:00–24:00, Sa–Su 08:00–22:00. Bowling: 2100–3900 Ft per hour, squash: 1540–2480 Ft per hour.
  • 5 Little Danube Coastal Promenade (Kis-Duna-parti sétány), XXI (Csepel, Soroksári rév  148  / Csepel-Királyerdő  D14 ). 3-km-long coastal promenade in the nature close to the river. Free to visit.
  • 6 Skyward, XXI, Szérűraktár utca 53 (Duna utca  179 ), +36 1 249-5474, . Tu W 13:00–20:00, Th–Sa 10:00–20:00, Su 10:00–18:00. Flying in a wind tunnel. 15000 Ft.
  • 7 Trap Factory, XXI, Központi út 35-47 (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 70 516-0378, . M–Sa 17:00–13:30, Su 11:30–23:30. Escape games. 10000 Ft per hour per room (2–6 persons).

EventsEdit

Official events:

  • Csepel Harvest Fun (Csepeli Szüreti Mulatság), XXI, Szent István út 230. In September. Free entrance.
  • Hungaricum Festival (Hungarikum Fesztivál), XXI, Daru-domb. In September. Free entrance.
  • Csepel Beer Festival (Csepeli Sörfesztivál), XXI, Szent István út 230. In October. Free entrance.

BuyEdit

  • 1 Csepel Plaza, XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 154-170 (Csepel  H7 ), +36 30 739-2598, . 07:00–21:00; Kultik Csepel Cinema: M–F 12:30–21:00, Sa Su 09:30–21:00; Gordon Gastrobar: M–Sa 08:00–20:00, Su 10:00–18:00. Shopping center. Services: cinema, cafe, food bar, supermarket, clothes store, shoe store, drug store, book store, bank, hair salon, optics. Ticket to the cinema for adult: 1500 Ft; senior, student: 1150 Ft; average meal in the gastrobar: 1350 Ft, lunch menu: 990 Ft.
  • 2 Korzó Mall, XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 142 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 30 162-2068. Pasta Brigoletto Pasta Bar: M–F 11:00–20:00, Sa 11:00–16:00. Services: food bar, grocery store, butcher, bakery, clothes store. Average meal in the pasta bar: 1690 Ft.
  • 3 Market of Csepel (Csepeli Piac), XXI, Deák tér 1 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 1 427-0836, . M 07:00–16:00, Tu–F 07:00–17:00, Sa 06:00–14:00; Repeta Food Bar: M 07:00–15:00; Tu–F 07:00–16:00. Services: food bar, grocery store, butcher, bakery. Average meal in the food bar: 790 Ft.
  • 4 Spar, XXI, Görgey Artúr tér 20 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 20 823-7233, . M–F 07:00–21:00, Sa 07:00–18:00, Su 07:00–15:00. Supermarket.
  • 5 Tesco, XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 191 (Vas Gereben utca  138 ), toll-free: +36 80 222-333, . M–Sa 06:00–22:00, Su 07:00–20:00. Hypermarket.

EatEdit

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 1500 Ft
Mid-range 1500–2100 Ft
Splurge Over 2100 Ft

BudgetEdit

 
Nativity of Mary Roman Catholic Church

Mid-rangeEdit

SplurgeEdit

 
Lutheran Church

DrinkEdit

CafesEdit

 
Manfréd Weiss Steel and Metal Works

PubsEdit

 
Reading Worker Statue
  • 14 Cé Pub (Cé Söröző), XXI, Széchenyi István utca 92/b (Kikötő utca  151 ), +36 20 465-9698. 09:00–23:00.
  • 15 Dréher Pub (Dréher Söröző), XXI, Pálma utca 4 (Denevér utca  148 ). 06:00–22:00.
  • 16 Faház Presszó, XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 251 (Csepeli temető  138 ), +36 30 939-0430. 08:00–22:00.
  • 17 HÉV Pub (HÉV Söröző), XXI, Völgy utca 1 (Csepel  H7 ). M–F 10:00–23:00, Sa 13:00–23:00, Su 12:00–23:00.
  • 18 Italbank Pub, XXI, Ady Endre út 68 (Védgát utca  151 ), +36 70 603-9331, . 05:00–20:00.
  • 19 Kandallós Pub (Kandallós Söröző), XXI, Ady Endre út 82 (Védgát utca  151 ). 07:00–21:00.
  • 20 Két Lámpás Pub, XXI, Karácsony Sándor utca 11 (Karácsony Sándor utca  H7 ), +36 1 420-9527, . M–Th 10:00–23:00, F 10:00–02:00, Sa 14:00–02:00.
  • 21 Kis-Duna Büfé, XXI, Hollandi út 8-10 (Hollandi csárda  71 ), . Apr–Oct: 10:00–20:00.
  • 22 Maya Pub, XXI, Szent Imre tér (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 70 386-8624, . 10:00–23:00.
  • 23 Mini Pub (Mini Söröző), XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 240 (Vas Gereben utca  138 ), +36 30 964-7559. 10:00–21:00.
  • 24 Rizmajer Craft Beer House (Rizmajer Kézműves Sörház), XXI, Táncsics Mihály utca 110 (Csepel  H7 ), +36 1 277-2395, . Pub: M–W Su 09:00–23:00, Th-Sa 09:00–00:00; fast food bar: 12:00–22:30. Hamburger: 990 Ft.
  • 25 Sörömtanya, XXI, Szent István út 157 (Pinty utca  148 ). 08:00–22:00.
  • 26 Stefánia Espresso, XXI, Nap utca 10 (Erdősor utca  159 ), +36 30 307-6306. 09:00–22:00.
  • 27 Street Pub, XXI, Kossuth Lajos utca 117 (Csepel  H7 ). 10:00–23:45.
  • 28 Tróger Drinkbar, XXI, Erdősor utca 133 (Csikó sétány  159 ), +36 70 773-4113. 07:00–21:00.

SleepEdit

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 13000 Ft
Mid-range 13000–21000 Ft
Splurge Over 21000 Ft

BudgetEdit

Mid-rangeEdit

 
Little Danube at Csepel
  • 3 Král Guesthouse, XXI, Lőcsei utca 1/a (Késmárki utca  151 ), +36 1 427-0065, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 10:00. Apartment for two persons: 19535 Ft.
  • 4 Micó Inn (Micó Fogadó), XXI, II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 394 (Vízművek lakótelep  138 ), +36 30 236-2550, . Restaurant: M–Sa 12:00–22:00; Su 12:00–20:00. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 10:00. 5 rooms. Traditional restaurant. Double room: 13565 Ft.

SplurgeEdit

  • 5 Anita Apartment, XXI, Szent István út 339 (Csepel, Hollandi út  148 ). Apartment for two persons: 36290 Ft.
  • 6 B12 Apartment, XXI, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36 (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 30 914-0276. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 10:00. Apartment for two persons: 40700 Ft.

ConnectEdit

  • 1 Csepel 1 Post Office, XXI, Szent Imre tér 21 (Szent Imre tér  H7 ), +36 1 278-5700, . M–F 08:00–20:00, Sa 08:00–14:00.
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