The eighth district long was considered a dangerous, shady part of Budapest. Bullet holes pocked the area, which is also known as Joseph Town or Jozsefvaros. Since 2000, the district has started to turn things around. Crimes have declined after the installation of security cameras. Galleries, nightlife and cafes soon entered, taking advantage of cheap rents. Now, the eighth district is a magnet for bohemians, travelers and others interested in art, architecture and music.

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