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Pictures of Budapest – Get a bird's-eye view of the city

See the Keleti Railway Station, the Rákóczi Bridge, the Puskás Arena, or Rákóczi Street from a new perspective!

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Budapest Weekend Guide 19-21 July

Budapest is always buzzing. Each week, we gather all of the important happenings taking place in our favourite city so you can plan ahead.

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Races, themed events, and live broadcasts - It's F1 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend!

Find useful information on how to get to Hungaroring and what to do off-track. If you'd watch the laps at a bar or join events, also read on!

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Four exceptional Hungarian hotels added to the MICHELIN Guide

In the category of Boutique and Luxury Hotels, 4 new Hungarian spots have made their way into the MICHELIN Guide, bringing the local selection to 25.

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arán bakery – Buda

1117 Budapest, Móricz Zsigmond körtér 16A

Paddy, the familiar name given to the sourdough used at the a rán bakery

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TOKIO

1051 Budapest, Széchenyi Isván tér 7-8

Contemporary TOKIO brings a little bit of Japan   to a prime spot on the Pest side of Chain Bridge

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Tapagria Budapest

1065 Budapest, Andrássy út 28

At the  Tapagria tapas bar on Andrássy út

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Geraldine Confectionery

The fourth outlet run by the 150-year-old Auguszt confectionery dynasty  has opened behind the National Museum in the beautifully restored

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Museum of Illusions

1065 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 3

Having opened in many big cities around the world

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nor/ma grand

This second outlet of nor/ma grand has opened on the southern corner of the Millenáris Park

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5 must-try cultural programs in Budapest for this summer

From captivating exhibitions to delightful wines and dazzling ballets, Budapest offers a summer full of surprises. Dive into our top 5 picks!

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Budapest Summer Festival Guide 2024

From pulsating techno vibes to chart-topping pop acts, get ready for a summer full of music and memories! Check out our must-see 7+1 festival list.

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8 exciting exhibitions for the summer

Stunning wedding gowns, fashion shots capturing Eastern European beauty, and the world of Banksy – these are the top exhibitions this summer.

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5 unforgettable day trips near Budapest

Yearning to trade cityscapes for stunning scenery? These 5 destinations offer the perfect blend of wild lakes, serene parks, and even a basilica.

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Check out the best spots to try Hungary's favourite street food: Lángos

Savoury oily, topped with sour cream, cheese, and garlic – lángos is a staple in Hungarian cuisine for a reason. Check out the 6 best spots in town!

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Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Capa... / Hungarian Photographers in America (1914–1989)

Saturday, 6 April 2024 - Sunday, 25 August 2024

For the first time in Hungary, an exhibition presents the works of renowned Hungarian photographers who immigrated to the United States.

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Car-free Embankment

Friday, 15 March 2024 - Wednesday, 23 October 2024

Pedestrians and cyclists are taking over a chunk of the lower embankment in downtown Pest at the weekends, creating a pop-up promenade.

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Hungarian Dinner Party Inspired by a Grandma

Thursday, 11 July 2024 - Monday, 29 July 2024

Be the guest of a lovely Hungarian couple, Zita and Gabe, who will treat you to the best local dishes made from their granny's recipes.

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Lenny Kravitz (US)

Tuesday, 30 July 2024

Lenny Kravitz's latest studio album, Blue Electric Light, was released in March, and the songs from the new album will be performed live at the Budapest Arena this summer.

Interviews

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Without the past, there’s no future – we talk with chef András Wolf at the Atrium in the New York Palace

Top chef András Wolf of the Anantara New York Palace talks Hungarian bistro cuisine, tradition and innovation.

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Where the soul finds itself – meet Bence Vági, Artistic Director of Recirquel

Meet Bence Vági, Artistic Director of Recirquel, Hungary's unique contemporary cirque danse company whose latest production, IMA (‘Pray’), represents a spiritual journey taken by the choreographer.

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New Yorker illustrator Lehel Kovács breaks the mould at new exhibition in Budapest

Get lost in summer happiness with the pictures of illustrator Lehel Kovács, whose work for America's top magazines reveals his Eastern-European approach to retro and pop art.

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Cities move to the beat of world music – meet the people behind Budapest Ritmo and Ritmo Picnic

Meet the people behind Budapest Ritmo and Ritmo Picnic, two major world-music festivals taking place across Hungary as part of Bartók Spring International Arts Weeks.

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A festival of real encounters – all you need to know about Bartók Spring

Bartók Spring showcases top artistic talent in many fields, in prestigious venues across Budapest, as well as in Miskolc, Debrecen and Győr. We meet its Operating Director, Janina Szomolányi.

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Writing his own story – we interview painter Gergely Gyuricza

Art therapy helped painter Gyuricza find his creative self and produce original, non-abstract pop art currently being exhibited in galleries abroad. We speak with the artist to see how it all evolved.