Rubik’s Cube Budapest

Rubik’s Cube Budapest


Rubik’s Cube & Retro Cube Exhibition

Adress: 1056 Budapest, Váci Street 67.   – Near the Central Market Hall

Google Maps here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/tFM5M5hrjtzsz7ed7


Retro Cube Opening hours:

Every day from 10 to 18

Phone: +36205032077


Rubik's Cube Museum
Rubik’s Cube Museum


The history of the Rubik’s Cube is closely intertwined with Budapest, as the famous puzzle’s inventor, Ernő Rubik, a Hungarian architect and university professor, was born and created the world’s most popular puzzle toy here.

Ernő Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube in 1974, originally named the „Magic Cube”. The first prototypes were simple wooden models, and their purpose was to serve as a visual aid for his lectures on three-dimensional movements and spatial relationships at the Budapest University of Technology. The cube quickly became popular among his students, and it soon became apparent that it had enormous potential not only as an educational tool but also as an entertaining game.

The game was officially introduced to international markets in 1980 and rapidly became a worldwide sensation. Since then, hundreds of millions of Rubik’s Cubes have been sold, and various versions of the cube have been released, such as the 2×2, 4×4, and 5×5 variations, as well as special editions of different shapes and colors.

Budapest has remained a central hub for Rubik’s Cube culture, hosting numerous events that celebrate the cube’s popularity and evolution. These events include international Rubik’s Cube competitions where the world’s best cubers compete in speed and skill. Exhibitions in the city showcase Ernő Rubik’s life and work, providing insights into the history and development of the puzzle.

The Rubik’s Cube is more than just a game; it has become a symbol representing creativity, problem-solving skills, and human ingenuity. Budapest proudly preserves this legacy, continuing to inspire future generations to enrich the world with new ideas and inventions.