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Lucky 13, a New Budapest Tour

Lucky 13, a New Budapest Tour

Posted by: Bogdán Kőrösi03/30/2015

While the number 13 is a symbol of misfortune in many cultures, anyone who is part of this group of 13 can consider themselves lucky indeed. A few days ago I had the chance to participate...


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...


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Secrets of the Jewish Quarter Tour

Secrets of the Jewish Quarter Tour

Experience the real Budapest and get to know the true culture of the city by taking a guided tour with a unique perspective. Learn about the city's Jewish heritage, rich in history and tradition.

This tour reveals the hidden treasures of Budapest's former Jewish Quarter, a rapidly changing neighborhood full of wonderful sights that hint to...

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....

Budapest with Kids

Budapest with Kids

Traveling with children? Don't pull your hair out yet – our Budapest city guide offers plenty of options that are kid-friendly, and won't leave parents yawning, either. Some of the city's most popular attractions for families include City Park, Budapest Zoo, Palace of Miracles, Museum of Transport, Children's Railway and Aquaworld.

We've gathered a list of the most child-friendly attractions in Budapest to keep your whole family entertained. You'll find that Hungarians are very...


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  1. Budapest Dance Festival

    Apr 27, 2015 - May 3, 2015

    Venue: National Dance Theater

  2. May Day (Labor Day) Celebrations in Budapest

    May 1, 2015

    Venue: Multiple locations - Danube Promenade, City Park, Margaret Island and Népliget

  3. Budapest Pálinka Festival

    May 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015

    Venue: Városháza Park

  4. Rosalia - Rosé Festival

    May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015

    Venue: Gesztenyés kert, Buda, District 12

  5. Mayfest at the Opera House

    May 15, 2015 - Jun 1, 2015

    Venue: Budapest Opera House

  6. Belgian Beer Festival

    May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015

    Venue: Bálna

  7. Floralia

    May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015

    Venue: Museum of Aquincum