tisdag 8 april 2014

Budapest – a Capital simply ooozing of culture!

No trip to Budapest is complete without a dose of culture. Whenever you visit the city, or whatever your preferences are, there is always something going on at any of the numerous venues. When in Budapest, go to the Opera, visit the concerthalls, enjoy a art exhibition, see a musical, a theatre or just simply check out the many museums Budapest has to offer. It's all a important part of the total Budapest experience!
From early spring and onwards there are outdoor concerts and festivals at diffrent spots in the city. Check what is going on at Erzsebet tér in the very city center on Pest side. The square is also a meeting point and a place where youngsters are hanging with friends or just having a drink! 

We were fortunate to be in the city during the Budapest Spring Festival. This is the biggest festival of the year, starting from the end of March until beginning of April. The focus is on classical music but year by year the festival programme has become broader in genres.

We had an unforgettable musical experiences in Vigado Concert Hall with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and trumpet player Alison Balsom. The building is an impressive masterpiece in romantic style and was recently opened after some 20 years of  renovation. A perfect ambience to Alison and her trumpet.
Address: Vigadó utca 5, 1051 Budapest
No web site yet.

A glass of wine and a bit to eat before you go to the concert and your cultural experience will be total! Just a minutes walk from Pesti Vigado you find Divin Porcello, a cozy place serving hams, cheeses and wines from Hungary, Italy and Spain. Perfect as a starter if you are planning to have a full dinner after the concert.
Address: Apáczai Csere János utca 7, 1052 Budapest
Opening hours: 12.00-00.00

The Liszt Academy, in art deco style, has been completely refurbished and reopened in autumn 2013 after four years closure. The venue has got a new gala costume and a new statue of Franz Liszt outside.
Address: Wesselényi utca 52, 1077 Budapest

Budapest is really oozing of culture and one of the most exciting venues is the Palace of Arts, also known as MUPA (Muveszetek Palotaja). The architecture is so impressive that it takes my breath away! It's worth a visit just for the arcitechtual experice!
Address: Komor Marcell u. 1, 1095 Budapest

Remember! No visit is complete without a dose of culture. Regardless you prefer jazz, classical music, opera, rock, circus, dance or arts. Or if you want to check out the huge variety of museums that Budapest has to offer.

Find more information to plan you cultural experience during your visit to Budapest:
Hungarian Tourist Board
Budapest Funzine
Event calendar of Budapest
Budapest info
Events and things to do

Photos: Teija

PS: Check out this short video presententation of the Opera House:

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