Kispest Tourism

Kispest (lit. Little Pest) is the 19th (XIX) district of Budapest, Hungary. It lies to the south-southeast of the historical Pest city. It was founded in 1871 on rural land as a small village beside the city limits of Budapest, so it was named Kispest (Little Pest). From 1880 to 1990 Kispest's population increased from 1820 to 72,838. Kispest became part of Greater Budapest in 1950. The huge panel Kispesti lakótelep (Kispest microdistrict) was built in the 1980s (12,100 flats, c. 33,000 inhabitants, so it's the 6th biggest housing estate/microraion in Budapest). The district is served by the Metro 3 (Kőbánya-Kispest and Határ út stations), so the connection with the Downtown is rapid. Kispest's Határ út metro station is the third busiest in the city (after Deák Square and Örs vezér tere) with an estimated 40,000 passengers using it (often twice) on a typical workday. Ferenc Puskás played football for Kispest F.C. (then called Kispest Honvéd FC) in the 1950s. When the Soviet tanks and troops re-entered Budapest to subdue the civil uprising in October/November 1956, they approached the city centre from the south-east, up the Üllői Avenue, with some of the first street clashes taking place in Kispest. Kispest is graced by an elegant residential area called Wekerletelep (named after the Hungarian premier at the time of the development in the 1920s, Sándor Wekerle). This area has much greenery. Its central square has two characteristic architectural gateways (designed by Károly Kós and based on Transylvanian building styles). In May every year an event called Wekerle Napok takes place. This involves a fun run and cycling events for all ages, a funfair, concerts, films and various other cultural and family oriented events. Perhaps the prettiest church in Kispest is the Catholic Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption, located in Kispest town square.


Kispest in Hungary offers a unique experience to travellers. Kispest is located at a short trip away from Kaposvar a major city in Hungary. Kaposvar, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Gergely Csiky Theatre, Rippl Ronai Museum, Rippl-ronai Memorial House And Visitor's Centre. Also, to reach Kispest, you'll have to take a flight to Kaposvar; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Kispest can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

Kispest is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Kispest before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 31.3 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.97 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 52.56 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.47 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.2 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40.19 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 46.6 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Kispest for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kispest.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.65 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.42 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.04 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.88 (High)
    • Car Stealing 39.13 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.41 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 29.32 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35.85 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.14 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.35 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.58 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.53 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.8 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Kispest is 125.27 (High)

    • Safety Index 63.01 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.41 (High)
    • Pollution Index 52.46 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.85 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.29 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 46.65 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.74 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 56.6 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kispest

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69 USD

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