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A pop-up park is getting ready to open outside the City Hall in May

In downtown Budapest, a closed-off parking lot is about to turn into a temporary community space and pop-up park.

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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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Budapest Weekend Guide 12-14 April

Sample fresh oysters in the Buda Hills to shop at a charity wardrobe sale and enjoy world music at the Budapest Ritmo festival.

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Tiny bars, big fun: 8 Budapest gems you won't want to miss

Budapest's nightlife is legendary. But instead of renowned ruin bars, dive into the city's hidden gems! We'll show you where to start.

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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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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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Tapagria Budapest

1065 Budapest, Andrássy út 28

At the  Tapagria tapas bar on Andrássy út

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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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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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Free things to do in Budapest in April

From Cuban street photography to vibrant jazz nights and a dance picnic – join exciting free events in April.

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10+1 best things to do in Budapest in April

Blooming cherry trees, Budapest Photo Festival, new Hungarian films, Spring Lantern Magic, and a cycle parade – these are the best things in April.

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It’s Terrace Time! 10+1 spots to soak up the sun

With spring in full swing, sitting outside on a terrace with a pint is a must. We recommend 10+1 spots with terraces to check out.

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From Michael Jackson to Selena Gomez – 17+1 music videos shot in Budapest

From pop anthems to moody ballads, Budapest steals the spotlight in these music videos!

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Top 4+1 cherry blossom spots in Budapest you can't miss

Though cherry blossoms are often associated with Japan, Budapest boasts its own stunning display of pale pink flowers. Here is where to catch them.

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Húsvét is here – Budapest Easter Guide 2024

Hungarians cherish Easter, which is celebrated from March 29th to April 1st this year. Here are the best things to do.

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Live Music Nights at Nomad

Thursday, 11 April 2024 - Thursday, 25 April 2024

7th-dristrict hangout Nomad Traveler's Bar hosts free concerts on Thursdays, with local bands taking the stage.

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Day Trip: Tulip Farm on Kőröshegy

Friday, 29 March 2024 - Sunday, 21 April 2024

Kőröshegyi Lavender Field is an iconic spot for seeing a sea of tulips this time of the year.

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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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Baxter Dury (UK), Fabienne Débarre (FRA)

Saturday, 20 April 2024 7.30pm

Baxter Dury will perform in Hungary for the first time at the House of Music Hungary on 20 April.

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Farmers' Market - Szimpla Kert

Sunday, 21 April 2024

Every Sunday (9 am - 3 pm), the city's iconic ruin pub is transformed into an open-air market to give space to 30-40 Hungarian producers and their goods.

Nightlife

Parno Graszt Concert

Sunday, 21 April 2024 8.00pm

If you are after lively Gypsy tunes, mark your calendar!

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Asian Streetfood Festival

Thursday, 18 April 2024 - Sunday, 21 April 2024

If you are a fan of sushi, ramen, and baos, head to Botellón Terasz – and make sure to be hungry.

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Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

Friday, 19 April 2024 8.00pm

Slash, one of the most influential guitarists of all time, returns to Budapest alongside Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

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Widowspeak (USA)

Friday, 19 April 2024 7.00pm

Formed in 2010, Widowspeak evoke the finest eras of shoegaze and dream pop in a contemporary package. And they are coming to Budapest.

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I bike Budapest 2024

Saturday, 20 April 2024

Join the 'I bike Budapest' cycle parade and demonstration to pedal through the city like never before.

Culture

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2024

Thursday, 18 April 2024 - Friday, 19 April 2024

Shopping

Madách Flea Market - April

Saturday, 20 April 2024 12.00pm

If you like hunting for treasures, especially if they are vintage, head to the gate of Budapest's Jewish district and browse on Madách tér.

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor (CA)

Sunday, 21 April 2024

A true cult band will rock the Dürer Kert stage on 21 April: Canadian band Godspeed You! Black Emperor is one of the most important post-rock and experimental bands in the world.

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.