Origin Guide – Dan Brown's Origin Guide
Origin Guide – Dan Brown's Origin Guide




Origin Guide – Dan Brown's Origin Guide

Chapter 43

Chapter 43: Szimpla Kert on Kazinczy street


Kazinczy Street, Budapest

Kazinczy Street is one of the most popular streets of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter. There is an Art Nouveau synagogue, the Museum of Electronic Engineering and the most famous of Budapest’s ruin pubs, Szimpla Kert.

Szimpla Kert

The best known Ruin pubs aka romkocsmas.

Here is a video that presents the place, you’ll better understand what the famous rabbi sees in the book.

szimpla kert - Façade

Szimpla Kert (Simple Garden) is the pioneer of ruinpubs in Budapest. It is a place of worship that has inspired new trends. Without a doubt the most famous ruinpub among locals and tourists.

In 2001: the beginning, the heroic age of ruinpubs; After the ‘Little Szimpla’ on Kertész Street, Szimpla Kert opens on Király Street. Szimpla then moved to another location, where Szimpla Kert has been on Kazinczy 14 since 2004.

szimpla kert - Ruin Pub szimpla kert - Etage szimpla kert - Intérieur

The famous toilets that inspired Dan Brown?

szimpla kert - Toilette


This is the phonetic of the Hungarian word Egészségedre which simply means: To your health!

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