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Budapest Weekend Guide 17-20 May

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

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Cirko-Gejzír Cinema celebrates turning 30 with discounts

If you are under 30, you are entitled to a 30% discount on tickets all year long. But anyone older will be treated too.

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Pictures of Budapest – The breathtaking entrance hall of 2 Perczel Mór utca

An architectural gem lies in downtown Budapest, only steps away from Szabadság tér.

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A gigantic Star Wars-inspired LEGO diroama is landing in Budapest soon

Get ready for an intergalactic spectacle at Budapest's Comic Con on May 18th and 19th!

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Live out your Bridgerton dream in Budapest: 9+1 spots for your Regency ramble

While we impatiently await Bridgerton’s season 3, explore these majestic cafés, gardens, and castles, reminiscent of the show's opulent settings.

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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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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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nor/ma grand

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

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Tapagria Budapest

1065 Budapest, Andrássy út 28

At the  Tapagria tapas bar on Andrássy út

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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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Museum of Illusions

1065 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 3

Having opened in many big cities around the world

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Find hidden gems behind closed doors in Budapest

We often pass by fancy doors, but what are they hiding? Step through their thresholds and discover a mysterious universe!

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10+1 of the most beautiful libraries in Budapest

Libraries are enjoying a new wave of popularity, and Budapest is lucky to have what are undoubtedly some of the world's most beautiful libraries.

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5 ice cream hotspots in Budapest ready for the season

If you are on the hunt for some rich and delicious gelato (or 'fagyi' as Hungarians call it) in the city, here is where to go.

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BPBW – Budapest Beer Week 2024

Monday, 20 May 2024 - Sunday, 26 May 2024

Tap takeovers, meetups, 'meet the brewer' events at Budapest's hottest craft beer bars.

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Divas & Icons

Saturday, 18 May 2024 - Sunday, 15 September 2024

Get a close-up look at the magnificent stage costumes of Rihanna, Björk, Whitney Houston,or Billie Eilish!

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Budapest Comic Con 2024

Saturday, 18 May 2024 - Monday, 19 May 2025

Comic book fanatics, cosplay and anime maniacs, and young Jedi padawans, clear your calendars for May 18th and 19th!

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Eliades Ochoa (CU)

Wednesday, 29 May 2024

The Cuban singer-guitarist has been a famous musician in his home country since the 1970s and is now coming to Budapest.

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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.