Sziget Eye
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The area
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Deák Ferenc tér • 2 min walk
  • Vörösmarty tér • 3 min walk
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3.5
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62
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Terrible
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20Andreas12
Limassol City, Cyprus629 contributions
Family
Our son was insisting to go to Budapest Eye.
Fare is on the high level if you compare the entrance fees in other attractions and the time you spend for.
View is very nice especially if you visit the “Eye” at night as we have done.
Written July 31, 2015
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Pavol O
Bratislava, Slovakia130 contributions
Family
Expensive attraction and the view is not the best. Smaller than in Vienna or London and the windows are dirty.
Written January 13, 2016
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Phyliss Webb
Buda, TX117 contributions
Couples
I thought it was bit expensive for not much than a ten minute view. You can see most of Budapest if walk up to the Castle. It is a beautiful city.. Although we stayed at an Air B&B right across the street and THE EYE was beautiful to watch at night from the Condo..
Written June 24, 2019
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Leepreacher K
899 contributions
Crazy when it comes to the mill is not especially for 8 euros. The maximum height of 65 meters. For one ticket were laps by 10 min. Offering views of Budapest and even at night! 42 cars and the best in Europe Eye. It has a capacity of 332 persons.
better views of Gellert Hill and free! :-)
Written February 3, 2017
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Ewyena
London, UK12,152 contributions
Friends
3 years ago summertime we have visited Deak Ferenc ter, and the `eye` in the evening. It was a very good walk from Heroes' Square through the city in late evening, and around the eye there is Basilica, lots of people, youth, tourists, couples, friends, families, very bubbly place with cafés, bars, pubs, restaurants,confectionery, ice cream shops, very teaming place with a good feeling if city life.
Written April 17, 2016
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Elemér F
Budapest, Hungary95 contributions
Family
We tried it in early January. It was cold, the queue was long, the price was somehow high for a family ticket. Finally we got in with a nice young couple and the round started. As expected my wife was scared, but I become scared too quickly when at some points the cabin "jumped" a little (as it would have been derailed...).
On the other hand we had a really nice view to the city. You must use it at night when the lights are great. The cabins are not heated so put on warm clothes if it's cold out there.
Written February 17, 2016
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robinjn1
Henley-on-Thames, UK869 contributions
Couples
View on this smaller version of London Eye is OK when at very top, but restricted by tall buildings that almost completely surround it. To be at their best, these attractions need to at least be beside an area of open water, as in London (or Cape Town).
You get 3 complete rotations but if you really want to splash out, you can get a VIP cabin. You get a bottle of Bubbly, TV screen, tinted windows and a half hour ride!
Depending on how busy the attraction is, you might have to share the cabin with others.
The ticket allows a daylight ride and you can return again for no additional charge at night.
Written September 22, 2014
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Hannah M
Bolton, UK27 contributions
Friends
We went on the eye at around 20:30 and the views at night were lovely!
There was a small queue but this went down rather quickly.
You can have a cabin just for your group which allows you to fully move around and have a full view of Budapest at night.
For the price I think this is a must when visiting Budapest!
Written September 25, 2017
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papinek
Budapest, Hungary110 contributions
Friends
Best by night when you can enjoy the Budapest skyline. Fairly expensive, but gets affordable if you combine with the Hop-on hop-off bus.
Written February 28, 2016
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Josh R
Olathe, KS1,463 contributions
Couples
If you look online, the Sziget Eye says it is coming back sometime in 2016 as an even larger and more pleasant ferris wheel, so I can only comment on my experience in September of 2015, allegedly a few weeks before it originally closed.

The ride was a little overpriced, but luckily we had some discount coupons, which were readily available several places in Budapest. There wasn't anyone in line, and it didn't seem like there were very many people on the ride, but that's okay.

The pros: unbeatable views of Budapest. I've often said and thought you can't get better views or experiences of a city than from high in the air or on the water. The Sziget Eye certainly proved this. The ferris wheel takes you high up and you can see as far as the weather will allow. We went at night, which added to the experience because all of Budapest was lit up.

The cons: I am not sure the wheel was 100% safe. When we came over the top of the wheel, there was a lot of clinking and clunking and jerking of the car as if it was coming off the rails. This was a little disconcerting as each time we went over the top, it seemed like the clunking was getting worse. I certainly did not feel the safest and was happy when the ride was over.

Maybe the new Sziget Eye will be a little better as the old seemed to need some repair maintenance. Ask other people who have ridden it before you do to see if they experienced a similar experience to me, or watch it go around a few times before you decide whether to ride. You can get great views of Budapest from Buda Castle or Gellert Hill, but if you really want to ride a big ferris wheel, you can take your chances.
Written February 20, 2016
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