3+1 Easter programs in Budapest
Posted by Mia Balogh · Apr 18, 2019

If you spend Easter in Budapest, and still wondering what to do, let us help you with a short compilation of the best programs in the city (and around).

1, Easter in Várkert Bazaar and in the Castle District

From 20 to 22 April, the neo-Renaissance palaces of the Várkert will host a great festival with lots of concerts and family programs. We are sure that you won’t feel like leaving – maybe only for the possibility of a nice walk up to Buda Castle. ;) The Castle District is beautiful at this time of the year and the panorama is always awesome. If the weather is nice, it’s absolutely a must-see.

2, Spring Fairs

Vörösmarty Square is currently getting some refurbishment, so this year, the Spring Fair takes place at the nearby Vigadó Square and on the Danube Promenade. Smaller fairs will be located at Fővám Square, Deák Square and Városháza Park. Check out at least one of these for some traditional egg painting, shoeing, art and craft workshops and of course to taste some Hungarian Easter specialties like cooked smoked ham with hard-boiled eggs.

3, Easter Cruise

What about some water fun? This time it’s not about sprinkling girls and women with water or perfume, but a 1.5-hour boat tour on the Danube. You can see Budapest from the water and also enjoy a nice dinner or a tasting of 7 local wines. Live music will be provided by the Hungaria Orchestra.

The program is available for 19, 20, 21 and 22 April for 54 EUR. There is a student discount available (for them tickets cost 50 EUR) and the cruise is free for children under 6 years.

+1 Szentendre

If you would like to know more about Hungary’s old-time Easter traditions, visit Szentendre and the Skanzen. This is a huge Open Air Ethnographic Museum, which awaits the families with exciting and authentic Easter programs. You can get acquainted with the traditions of the different Hungarian regions, how they paint the eggs, try sprinkling (tradition mentioned above), and of course, they also have a petting zoo with adorable bunnies. If you prefer something less crowded and calm, visit the Danube Bend or any of the small towns up there – we highly recommend Esztergom, or a hike in Zebegény or to the castle of Visegrád.

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