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Artisanal Pastry Shops in Budapest

Artisanal Pastry Shops in Budapest

Posted by: Roberta Gyori02/13/2015

Three delicious Budapest pastry shops serving up unique sweets. If you have a sweet tooth, Budapest is definitely the right place for you. The city already features many great cafés and...


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.


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Budapest Art Nouveau Tour

Budapest Art Nouveau Tour

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.

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....

Széchenyi Baths

Széchenyi Baths

Aching for a game of water chess? Challenge your travel buddies or some locals to a round in Budapest's largest medicinal bath, also one of Europe's largest public baths. Located in City Park, the Széchenyi Baths boasts 18 pools, 15 of which are spring-fed thermal pools.

Although it may look like a Baroque palace, Széchenyi Baths (Széchenyi fürdő) is a great place to relax and enjoy the healing waters, or to take...


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Happening Now in Budapest

  1. VinCE Budapest

    Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015

    Venue: Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal

  2. March 15th - National Holiday

    Mar 15, 2015

    Venue: multiple locations

  3. Hungarian Macaron Day

    Mar 20, 2015

    Venue: TBA

  4. St Patrick’s Day Parade

    Mar 22, 2015

    Venue: Meeting point: Szabadság Square

  5. Flavors of Hungary Gastro Fair

    Mar 27, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015

    Venue: Erzsébet tér

  6. Budapest Spring Festival

    Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015

    Venue: Multiple locations

  7. Titanic International Filmfest

    Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015

    Venue: Several 'Art Cinemas', like Uránia, Toldi, Örökmozgó, Puskin