Auróra is a community center in the outer part of District 8, an area with many low-income and minority Budapest residents. During the day, there are workshops and discussions on topics related to social justice and civic engagement (they're generally held in Hungarian, but most people will speak English).

Come night-time, Auróra transforms into a lively bar, and there's also a below-ground concert venue with several shows a week featuring Hungarian folk, jazz, and indie rock. The mixed crowd usually includes local artists, community organizers, students, and foreigners — it's a great place for thought provoking discussions and to meet interesting people.

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