This week until 17 January, the Budapest Circus Festival is being staged for the 14th year, with a thousand artists from four continents performing. We sent our top photographer Bálint Hirling to the marquee to capture the scenes.
Hungary has always led the way where circus is concerned, expertise in this traditional art form passed down from generation to generation.
The Budapest Circus Festival not only provides families with classic entertainment over six days and for nine shows, but gives industry professionals the chance to meet up and learn new skills and trends.
For the crowd, there are acrobatic productions, dog schools and bicycle numbers. The event runs until Monday, 17 January at the Municipal Circus (XIV. Állatkerti körút 12A) beside Budapest Zoo, opposite the Széchenyi Baths. You can find the detailed schedule here.