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Budapest is a city of full of surprises and wonder, with its lively centre, pretty parks, majestic river, tall church spires and lavish spas. One of the most exciting cities in the world, Budapest is full of secrets to uncover, hidden spots to explore and old favourites to revisit. This is the city where being bored is not an option.

Museum of Applied Arts

A beautiful art-nouveau building with outstanding temporary exhibitions. After its sister institutions in London and Vienna the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts was the third museum of its kind to be established in Europe.

Holocaust Memorial Centre

This beautifully reconstructed former synagogue was opened with the aim to commemorate the Hungarian victims of the Holocaust.

Trafó House of Contemporary Arts (41 Liliom Street)

Modern art center with dance and visual art performances in a former industrial building.

Palace of Arts

The Palace of Arts is one of Hungary's most modern cultural institutions. It provides a home for classical, contemporary, popular and world music, not to mention jazz and opera, as well as contemporary circus, dance, literature and film. 


It is a commercial, cultural, entertainment and leisure centre with a vast range of different shops, cafés and restaurants.

Corvin Plaza

A wide variety of shops and stores such as drug and book stores, beauty shops, electronic stores, cafés, restaurants, bars etc.

Upcoming festivals and events

When it comes to things to do in Budapest, you are spoilt for choice. All through the year there is an array of exciting festivals, concerts, cultural events, exhibitions, fairs, sporting events etc. Search our calendar of Budapest events to find out what's happening in the city.

Festival of Folk Arts

Date:               20.08.2016 – 23.08.2016.

Venue:             Budapest, Buda Castle

The Festival of Folk Arts (Mesterségek Ünnepe) brings the finest Hungarian craftsmen and their work to Buda Castle from across the country. They include a variety of different folk crafts ranging from woodcarving to egg painting and visitors can partake in many of the activities, as well as enjoy live folk music and dance performances.

St. Stephen’s Day

Date:               20.08.2016 – 23.08.2016.

Venue:             Budapest, Buda Castle

August 20th is the greatest national holiday for Hungarians, celebrated with day-long festivities followed by spectacular fireworks throughout the country. August 20th commemorates the foundation of the Hungarian state, it's like Hungary's 4th of July. Also called as St. Stephen's Day, remembering Stephen I, the first king of Hungary and founder of the Kingdom of Hungary, who was canonized on August 20th, 1083 by Pope Gregory VII.

Wizz Air Budapest Half marathon

Date:               11.09.2016

 Venue:             Budapet street route

Budapest Half Marathon is the biggest half marathon in Cenral-Europe. Run with over 16.000 athletes, and enjoy the incredible scenery.