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Szabo Marcipan Museum

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District I / Buda
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Address: Hess Andras ter 1 - 3 | Hilton Budapest, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 1 889 6861
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Good and small café

Not a museum, but a cafe. They said that it is no more museum. Just you enter into the marzipan shop and small café. But you can enjoy a very good cup of coffee and you definitely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This used to be a museum but not anymore. Now it's a coffee place where they also serve sweets and other associated drinks and have a number of marzipan figures. It's nice inside but pretty small. The terrace is better because it's has a nice view. The caffe was also good

Thank Gabriela S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Not a museum, but a cafe. They said that it is no more museum. Just you enter into the marzipan shop and small café. But you can enjoy a very good cup of coffee and you definitely should try marzipans in a shop!

Thank GitasTrips
Mierlo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I went there several times already, because of the good coffee, the wonderfull cakes and the very good and friendly service

Thank George A
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Astounding what artists can do with sugar, almond paste and chocolate as media. Cool replicas of Hungarian landmarks, handicrafts and portraiture. And all the kinds of marzipan candy for sale that you could ever dream of. Kitschy fun.

Thank sandtourist
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Go here to take a break with ☕️ and 🍬 marzipan after taking photos of Fisherman's Bastion. Not a museum, but a cafe that also happens to have display cases of marzipan on sale.

Thank Susan T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We decided to drop in at the museum as the waitor at the cafe adjacet to the museum was so nice and made her efforts for us to stay comfortable. The admission is 400 HUF/person, so it was small but enjoyable. You can see not just buildings but some characters from famous cartoons. It was fun to take pictures. The... More 

Thank TBbuddies
Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Have heard about this place and decided to visit while exploring Castle Hill. Located on the ground floor of Hilton Hotel right behind the Fisherman’s Bastion. At first you enter into the marzipan shop and small café. If not a sign “museum”, you would never think there is another room and something else to see. The “museum” is very small... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is a museum, cafe, restroom, and sweet shop all-in-one. Looking for a clean restroom - use the one here with paid admission. Found this to be the best place to purchase marzipan in all shapes and flavors.

Thank sleepy2l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

The museum shows what can be made out of marcipan. Here you can buy the tastiest and cheapest marcipan in the Budapest...

Thank Andriy C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The artistry is the marzipan creations is excellent and offers a unique look into this Hungarian craft. The best part for me was the gift shop - where you can purchase marzipan creations and candies. My favorite was the coffee one. Perfect pick me up after a long day of touring sights and walking.

Thank sharalDc

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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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