Gozsdu udvar is a scenic Budapest passage at the heart of the Jewish district. It leads from Király utca 13 to Dob utca 16 (and the other way round!).
It was built at the very beginning of the 20th century by a Hungarian Romanian philanthropist, Mano Gozsdu. At the time Budapest was a bustling capital, I have absolutely no problem imagining how lively it could have been over there. The promenade connecting the six yards to each other was probably full of little shops and workshops. Unfortunately WWII came and communism followed suit. The passage was left abandoned.
And here’s the good news: Gozsdu udvar was renovated in 2008. It’s now all bright and filled up to the brim with luxury homes, cafés, restaurants (check my Pad Thai Wok 2 go article), plus loads of fancy bars. Clearly the new place to be seen at night these days! A bit too much for me to be honest!
Gouba market is held there in the open-air every Sunday along the passage from early mid March till end of October. It is similar in spirit to WAMP (check my WAMP article here), the famous Budapest design market. Maybe it’s even more pleasant as the location is quite unique and it feels like a real market.
On Gouba you will find a lot of Hungarian design (jewellery, clothes, accessories…) but also some antiques, drawings, stationary… It’s a nice place to shop for original Hungarian presents! A bit touristy but still draws a crowd of locals, especially families.