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Ribboned Carnival Doughnut Recipe

Ribboned Carnival Doughnut Recipe

Posted by: Zizi01/21/2015

It's carnival season (farsang) in Hungary and people are celebrating with parties, masquerades and of course, eating and drinking. Similar to most other Hungarian holidays, farsang is also...


New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Hungary

Posted by: Roberta Gyori12/27/2014

Hungarian superstitions, customs, traditions and lucky meals. Another year has passed and it's time to forget the past and make a clean start. The traditions surrounding New Year’s Eve...


A Streetcar Named Christmas…

Posted by: Márk Mervai12/07/2014

Christmas trams in Budapest. Christmas trams are back again for the holiday season in Budapest. This year, each tram is decorated with over 35,000 lights.


Tis’ The Season: Christmas Fairs in Budapest

Posted by: Roberta Gyori11/24/2014

Want to get into the holiday spirit? Budapest is once again full of magical places to visit. Christmas lights and holiday decorations are popping up everywhere in the city. Here is a...


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Explore Budapest

Art Nouveau Tours

Art Nouveau Tours

Experience the real Budapest and get to know the true culture of the city by taking a guided tour with a unique perspective. Visit the most beautiful Art Nouveau masterpieces of the city.

Get an in depth look at the Art Nouveau movement in Budapest that flourished at the beginning of the 20th century.

Budapest Top 10

Budapest Top 10

Our Budapest Top 10 lists feature the most popular things to do and see in Budapest. If you only visit Budapest once in your life, we have a list of things that must be on your itinerary. If you're on a budget, we have a list of free things to do in Budapest. We have top 10 lists for families with kids, wine enthusiasts, art lovers, history buffs and more.

Take a dip in one of the city's famous baths, savor the local cuisine, check out some of the cool, funky shops featuring homegrown designs, walk...

Central Market Hall

Central Market Hall

The spectacular Central Market Hall is a good source of Hungarian products. You can also make it a pit-stop for a quick bite of traditional Hungarian food when touring the city. Shop with the locals for sausages, meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and pastries. Fancy bottles of Tokaji, a variety of paprika and handicrafts are also available.

Built at the end of the 19th century, the Central Market Hall is the largest indoor market in Budapest. The metal roof structure is still the...


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Happening Now in Budapest

  1. Farsang, Carnival Season in Hungary

    Jan 6, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015

    Venue: Multiple venues

  2. Mangalica Festival

    Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 8, 2015

    Venue: Szabadság tér

  3. Fat Thursday

    Feb 19, 2015

    Venue: over 500 restaurants in Budapest and Hungary

  4. Budapest Fish Festival

    Feb 19, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015

    Venue: Vajdahunyadvár

  5. VinCE Budapest

    Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015

    Venue: Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal

  6. March 15th - National Holiday

    Mar 15, 2015

    Venue: multiple locations

  7. Hungarian Macaron Day

    Mar 20, 2014

    Venue: CET - Bálna Budapest