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Celebrating its long history and tradition, the Budapest Spring Festival 2015 has composed this year’s program with a view to renewal. Budapest Spring Festival is organised for the 35th consecutive year in 2015, and its message and mission reach well beyond the borders of Hungary.
Budapest is a city for all four seasons, and you can explore its unique, colorful atmosphere throughout the year, with each season offering high quality events and attractions for visitors. And the Budapest Festival and Tourism Center wishes to help you. Our goal is to offer you the most comprehensive information concerning your visit to Budapest, and to allow you to explore the architectural and cultural heritage of the Hungarian capital by using the Budapest Card.
The Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre is organising the Budapest Spring Fair, to be held again this year at Vörösmarty tér, downtown Budapest, from 27 March - 26 April 2015 with hopes of entertaining not just Budapest residents, but tourists visiting from other parts of Hungary and abroad.
Michelin Star for another Budapest Restaurant Tanti, a restaurant located in Hegyvidék Központ in the 12th District received a Michelin Star in this year’s issue of the Michelin Guide, which bestows the award to selected restaurants in large European cities.
What is the Budapest Card?What is the Budapest Card?
The card provides access to a set of services designed for tourists visiting Budapest. An official product of the city, it enables the holder to use reliable, selected tourism services free of charge or at a reduced price, including the free and unlimited use of the public transport system, free entry to museums and baths, and reduced-price catering and cultural.
Free use of the BKV public transport vehicles: metro, Millennium Underground Railway, cogwheel railway, trams, buses, trolleybuses, scheduled boats and suburban railway (within the administrative boundary of Budapest)
One-off free admission to the permanent collections of the following museums: Budapest History Museum; Aquincum Museum; Kiscell Museum; Vasarely Museum; Hungarian National Gallery; Hungarian National Museum
One-off free admission to Lukács Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool
Free participation on 2 (one on the Pest side, one in Buda) walking guided city sightseeing tours in English
In addition to free services, there are discounts of between 10-50% off the end price or cost of entry for a total of more than 100 services (baths, sights, churches, museums, restaurants, sightseeing tours, cruises etc.)
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How does it work?How does it work?
Buy Budapest Card online
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Top 10 Attractions
1Buda Castle and the Matthias Churc
Buda Castle and the Matthias Churc
5St. Stephen’s Basilica
St. Stephen’s Basilica
7Dohány Street Synagogue
Dohány Street Synagogue
9The Spas of Budapest
The Spas of Budapest
10Gellért Hill and the Citadel
Gellért Hill and the Citadel