Budapest Eye

the Eye on Erzsebet SquareCurrently Under Construction – Start of Operation Spring 2016

Note: A new, bigger Ferris Wheel is currently being built on Erzsébet Square that will operate throughout the year.

Enjoy a Ride on the 65-m Ferris Wheel on Erzsébet Square!

Take a ride on the Eye set up on Budapest’s popular park Erzsébet Square in the city centre.

The spectacular attraction was such success in 2013 that this year it will be in the park throughout summer, from end of May till September.

Another wheel be erected on the Sziget Festival on Hajógyári sziget in Óbuda.

With its 65 m height this is the largest ferris wheel in Europe offering awesome view from the top. Only the Basilica, which you can admire during a ride, is higher.


Erzsébet tér, district V., city centre

Opening Hours (2015)

Every day: 10.00 – 24.00



A ride costs (8-10 minutes, 3 turns): 2 400 HUF for adults, 1500 HUF for children under the height of 140 cm. Family ticket (2 adults+2 kids): 6 600 HUF.

Our son enjoying a ride on the Sziget Eye Ferris wheel
The view from the top of the Eye

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The Eye in Numbers:

Height: 65 m

It has 41 air-conditioned, closed cabins with 8 persons occupancy and 4 VIP cabins

TIP: If you’re scared of height just lie down on the grass and watch the huge steel and plexi construction slowly go round. The view is even more spectacular at night with the city lights on.

Other Attractions Nearby

Budapest Eye and the Akvarium's terraceThe wheel is in the city centre so it is impossible to miss it.

There are lots of sights, cafes, restaurants and shops in the neighbourhood which is the downtown of Budapest.

Erzsébet Square

This is a lovely park with a small pool, a hip club, and concert venue, Akvárium some food bars and terraced pubs, and a bit of green in the concrete jungle of central Pest.

A popular picnic and nightlife area that was refurbished a couple of months ago.

Learn more about Erzsébet Square and other parks, green spots in Budapest.


The largest church of the city is just a short walk from the Eye. It gives home to one of Hungary’s most precious relic, the Holy Right of King St. Stephen.

TIP: If you are not afraid of height go up the cupola to enjoy the fantastic panoramic view. Ticket is only 500 HUF/adult.

Opening hours: 01. October-30. June: 10.00-16.30, 01. July-30. September: 10.00-18.30.

Find out more about St. Stephen Basilica.

DiVino bar on Szt. Istvan SquareThe large square is another spot for al fresco eating and drinking.

The neighbourhood is packed with great restaurants and terraced cafes.

Just walk along Sas utca or Hercegprímás utca and pick a place to. BorKonyha, the city’s newest Michelin star awardee is definitely a good choice.

You can’t go wrong with Aszú Restaurant either where you can sample contemporary Hungarian dishes. For some quick and inexpensive Mexican street food try Burrita in Október 6. utca.

TIP: For some sweet treat try Gelarto Rosa ice cream shop across the Basilica, they serve the cool dessert in artistic flower shapes either in cone or cup.

Coffee, macaron, belgian waffles, some cakes are also available.

See more of our favourite Ice Cream Shops in Budapest.