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Hungarian Sour Cherry Soup Recipe

Hungarian Sour Cherry Soup Recipe

Posted by: Roberta Gyori06/24/2014

In Hungary, sour cherry soup is generally served before the main course and the cherries are un-pitted, but many Americans consider it a dessert and prefer pitted cherries and whipped...


Where to Watch the 2014 World Cup in Budapest

Posted by: Roberta Gyori06/13/2014

There is soccer fever all over, as people everywhere are tuned in to watch the World Cup. Soccer fans will be happy to know that they can cheer on their team at several pubs, bars and open...


Budapest Eye

Posted by: Roberta Gyori05/26/2014

Once again, one of the world's largest mobile Ferris wheels comes to Budapest. After a week of assembly work, the giant wheel located in Erzsébet tér opened to the public on May 24th. It...


Budapest’s Best Independent Coffee Shops

Posted by: Roberta Gyori05/17/2014

Coffee for coffee lovers. Budapest has always been big on cafés and in the last couple of years the coffee scene has expanded with a number of new independent coffee shops brewing...


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Sweet Budapest Culinary & Cultural Walking Tour

Sweet Budapest Culinary & Cultural Walking Tour

Experience the real Budapest and get to know the true culture of the city by taking a guided tour with a unique perspective. One of the best ways to learn about Hungary’s culture and traditions is through its food and wine.

This sweet tour will take you into the world of delicious Hungarian cakes, pancakes, strudels, pastries, artisan chocolates and beyond.

Retro Budapest

Retro Budapest

Budapest is a trendy city that shares the world's nostalgia for the 'good old days' and embraces a hip, retro feel. Twenty years after the fall of Communism, and some of its 'achievements' have found their way back in vogue. Shops, restaurants and courtyard cafés throughout the city work to recreate the design and atmosphere of the '70s and '80s.

Retro-hip has never been cooler in Budapest, especially to a younger generation that didn't have to endure the repression of the socialist regime....

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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Budapest Events
Happening Now in Budapest

  1. Margaret Island Open-air Stage

    Budapest Summer Festival

    Jun 6, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

    Venue: Margaret Island and Városmajor

  2. Vajdahunyadvár Summer Festival

    Jul 10, 2014 - Aug 7, 2014

    Venue: City Park - Vajdahunyad Castle

  3. An Evening of Dance in the Carmelite Courtyard

    Jul 21, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

    Venue: Castle Hill, Carmelite Courtyard

  4. Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

    Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014

    Venue: Hungaroring

  5. Sziget Festival

    Aug 11, 2014 - Aug 18, 2014

    Venue: Shipyard Island (Hajógyári sziget)

  6. Festival of Folk Arts

    Aug 16, 2014 - Aug 20, 2014

    Venue: Buda Castle

  7. Photo by Kostas

    St. Stephen's Day

    Aug 20, 2014

    Venue: Multiple locations