Mangalitsa Festival Budapest

Probably it’s not a secret for anyone, Budapest’s beauty is not the only reason, this is a famous city, because the gastronomical experiences are very important too. The next occasion where you can fill your stomach with great food is the 7th Mangalitsa Festival in Budapest between 7 and 9 February 2014.

The mangalitsa is one of the most outstanding pig type and a real Hungarian animal. It’s very easy to recognize, because in contrast to domestic pig, it has curly hair on its whole body. So it’s not only delicious, but also beautiful! Mangalitsas have live in Hungary since the Middle Ages, and they are still very popular for the local and neighboring people as well.

In this year the Szabadság Square will give the Mangalitsa Festival’s home again. Visitors could see living animal exhibition, taste the delicious sausages and cheeses, but naturally we can’t forget about Hungarian national drink, the pálinka and the fantastic wines are also waiting for you. Besides the exhibitions and great meals and drinks, there will be a stage too, where foreign visitors could meet the Hungarian pop and folk music. Moreover the whole festival is free!

If you have a plan to visit Hungary, you definitely shouldn’t skip the 7th Mangalitsa Festival in Budapest what is a great program with family or friends as well. The atmosphere will be guaranteed, the foods will be fantastic, so you won’t be disappointed!

More information in the Budapest Events Calendar

Deep Purple concert in Budapest

Deep Purple BudapestWe have great news for classic rock music fans, because the popular band Deep Purple will give a concert at one of the biggest stadium in the Hungarian capital, the Papp László Budapest Sport Arena at 17 February 2014!

The Deep Purple formed in 1968 in United Kingdom, but they had an almost 10 year break from 1976. They re-formed in 1984 and they are still very successful. The members are Ian Gillan singer, Steve Morse guitarist, Roger Glover bass guitar player, Don Airey pianist and Ian Paice drummer. During their career, they sold 100 million albums in worldwide, and they was added to Guinness World Record Book as the loudest rock band. Fortunately the Deep Purple relatively often visits Hungary, they have been here 10 times since 1987, and the last occasion was last summer at Fezen Festival. Their concert in February is going to be the 11th time when they welcome their friends on Hungarian stage, and it could be a great occasion for you too, to see the probably best concert in 2014 in Budapest.

The extra in this Deep Purple concert is, the band what will play before the legends is an emerging Hungarian rock and roll band, the Ivan and the Parazol! If you like the hot rock music, what brings you back to the atmosphere of 60s and 70s, you won’t be disappointed. Moreover Parazol’s songs are in English, so you wouldn’t worry about language differences either.
Do not miss Deep Purple at 17 February in Budapest, because it will be unforgettable!

For tickets and more information, visit the Budapest Events Calendar

Wedding exhibition in Budapest

We would like to talk about a fantastic exhibition what you can see in Hungary, exactly in the capital, Budapest between 1 and 2 February 2014. Naturally this is the Wedding Exhibition, what is organized for the 10th time at Papp László Budapest Sport Arena.

The place has lots of advantages for the exhibiting companies and visitors as well, because the territory’s size is very important. The wedding exhibition’s main audience is the family. Visitors can delight in fantastic dresses and accessories, and get great ideas. The exhibited objects are perfect for weddings and balls too. Naturally you don’t have to have somebody in your family or friend team, who want to marry or have prom, because if you love beautiful things, this exhibition would be perfect for you. Moreover, the accessories can steal anybody’s heart, even if they don’t want to escort you to the exhibition. Here you can find everything what you want; chariot, chocolate fountain, jewelries, flower decoration things; moreover you can get ideas for honeymoon too at Sport Arena.

Don’t forget, if you are a lucky one, who can spend some days in Budapest around 1 and 2 February 2014, put the 10th Wedding Exhibition at Papp László Budapest Sport Arena to your program list! Have a great time!

Sweet dreams in Budapest

In our next compilation we would like to inform you about five hidden and lovely coffee shops and stores in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. These places are not part of the guidebooks, but the reason is not because they don’t deserve to be there, but their charm is that they are not full with tourists. If you like to know more about the sweet dreams, read our article about these five special places.

1. Azték Choxolat

The lovely coffee shop/chocolate store located at a hidden place. If you are in the National Museum’s area, you should definitely go into the 22 Károly Boulevard, where you can find the Azték Choxolat. Don’t be afraid, the coffee shop located in a building’s yard, so feel free yourself and go into the gate, follow the tables. At the Choxolot, you can buy special spicy chocolates and lots of different hot chocolates.

2. Cukorka (Candy)

We recommend this place mostly for those, who don’t fear for their teeth. The operators of this place are the students of one of the most outstanding art university, the MoME. They also make the candys. Mostly you can buy sweets like the famous candy cane here, but not only in Christmas style. Moreover, you can taste the delicious lollypops too. The location of the store is not complicated; it is close to the Azték Choxolat, near to the National Museum, at 7 Múzeum Boulevard. This address is close to Astoria, and this store also located in a building’s yard.

Sugar in Budapest

3. Sugar Shop

Let’s talk about a little bit more about candy. The Sugar Shop located at 48 Paulay Ede Street. The easiest way to reach this place is from Opera, Andrássy Avenue. At Sugar Shop you really can buy everything, what you want: Smarties, Skittles, lollypops, lots of different sweets, so you definitely will find your favorite. The design of the place is also memorable, you should see it.

4. Sirius Tea House

Leave the candy and let’s talk about something mysterious. Our next place what we want to show you is the Sirius Tea House. The address is 13 Bródy Sándor Street, what also located at center city, near to Astoria, at Uránia. The tea house’s entrance is not showy; it’s only a little note on the door, what inform you that you are at the right place. It could happen that you read Altair instead of Sirius, but don’t be afraid; the two names are one place. Special teas, huge selection, comfort and water pipe welcome the guests here. The most nervous people become peaceful here.

5. Nagyi Palacsintázója (Granny’s pancake shop)

The last star of our list is not a real hidden place, but it’s really Hungarian and delicious. This is Nagyi Palacsintázója. You can find this lovely place at several place in the center city, for example at Buda, at Széll Kálmán Square, Batthyányi Square and at Óbuda, near to the Auchan shopping center. At Pest you can run into the tasty Hungarian pancake specialties in the popular Westend City Center and in district 5 at Petőfi Sándor Street. Good appetite!

We hope, this list make sweet your and partners’ time in Budapest. You can choose any of the listed places, of maybe all of them, and you won’t be disappointed!

Christmas market at Széll Kálmán Square

When holidays are coming, Budapest becomes full with lights. The capital of Hungary really can do Christmas atmosphere, and the best proof is that people run into several advent markets in different points of the city. The most popular is the one at Vörösmarty Square, but besides it, you can find fantastic Christmas markets at Kálvin Square and Széll Kálmán Square as well. We would like to talk about the last one.

Szell Kalman ter
Széll Kálmán Square is one of the busiest places at the Buda side of the capital. This square is one final station of the tram number 4 and 6, what have lots of stops on the whole Grand Boulevard. Besides it you can reach it with metro number 2, what also have lots of stations in the whole center city.

Christmas market at Moszkva terSellers usually open their stands at early forenoon, and they close at early evening. Their products are so varied: you can buy handmade objects, sweets, little presents and clothes. However it is not one of the greatest Christmas markets, there is large selection and good atmosphere, so we offer everybody to visit the Christmas market at Széll Kálmán Square. Who knows? Maybe you would find the perfect gifts for your loved ones here.