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St. Martin’s Day in Hungary

St. Martin’s Day in Hungary

Posted by: Roberta Gyori11/01/2014

November 11th is St. Martin’s Day in Hungary (Márton nap), a traditional feast day celebrated by tasting the new wines and eating geese. This day falls right around the time when the...


Autumn in Budapest

Posted by: Roberta Gyori09/04/2014

Great weather, fewer crowds and fall festivals make it a great time to visit Budapest. It’s September and the days are already a little shorter, evenings are much cooler and a few leafs...


Budapest’s Best Food Festivals

Posted by: Roberta Gyori08/25/2014

One of the best ways to experience a new place is through its food. Budapest is a great foodie destination with many gastro-themed events throughout the year. We've handpicked the most...


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...


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Explore Budapest

Pest by Night Tour

Pest by Night Tour

Experience the real Budapest and get to know the true culture of the city by taking a guided tour with a unique perspective. Get an introduction into local nightlife and immerse yourself in the city’s diverse social scene.

The Pest by Night Tour features trendy entertainment hot-spots, including some famous 'ruin-pubs' and a walk through Budapest's Montmartre and Soho.

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...

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....


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Budapest Events
Happening Now in Budapest

  1. Budapest Christmas Market

    Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015

    Venue: Vörösmarty tér

  2. Christmas Fair by the Basilica

    Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015

    Venue: Szent István tér

  3. Contemporary Drama Festival Budapest

    Nov 28, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014

    Venue: Multiple locations

  4. Advent in Budapest

    Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

    Venue: Városháza Park

  5. New Wine and Cheese Festival

    Nov 29, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

    Venue: Vajdahunyad Castle

  6. WAMP Christmas Design and Gastro Fair

    Dec 7, 2014

    Venue: Millenáris, Building B

  7. Gala Concert of the 100-Member Gipsy Band

    Dec 30, 2014

    Venue: Budapest Congress and World Trade Center