Recommended Restaurants & Programs

Recommended Restaurants

Buda Castle area

St. Stephen’s Basicia / Parliament area

City Center (5th District)

Festivals for Foodies

Wine & Champage Festival
May 24-29, 2023 @Szabadság tér

Budapest Beer Week
May 26-28, 2023 @Dürer Kert

Recommended Evening Cultural Programs

Diana Krall

May 21, 2023 – 9 PM @Papp László Budapest Sportaréna (Budapest, Stefánia út 2, 1143) TICKETS

Diana Krall is the only one jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered two Grammy® Awards, ten Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.  As The New York Times recently noted Krall possesses, “A voice at once cool and sultry, wielded with a rhythmic sophistication”

Recirquel: IMA (Prayer)

May 23-28, 2023 – 7 and 8.30 PM @MÜPA Tent (Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1, 1095) TICKETS

Recirquel’s latest immersive production, IMA (‘Prayer’), is returning to the tent set up next to Müpa Budapest. During the performances, which was presented last year as part of the Bartók Spring festival and ran to a full house, viewers can become part of the production and step out of the reality of earthly existence. Those present will enter into a unique state of sensuality and consciousness: floating in an immersive space that, shaped by millions of points of light and by sound, evokes the universe, they will join the acrobats in discovering the hidden paths of the soul.

Richard Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten (The Woman Without A Shadow)

May 24, 2023 – 6 PM @Hungarian State Opera (Budapest, Andrássy út 22, 1061) TICKETS

Opera in three acts, in German, with Hungarian, English, and German subtitles

The daughter of the Emperor of the Spirit Realm turned from a gazelle into a beautiful girl. Hunter and prey fell in love with each other: the fairy girl became the Empress of the Southeastern Islands. Since then, light has penetrated her body as if she were of glass: a spirit trapped in the world of humans. If she cannot obtain her shadow, the Emperor will turn into stone… Conceived at wartime, this tale is about humanity, self-sacrifice and the appreciation of happiness.

Organ Concert

May 25, 2023 – 8 PM @St. Stephen’s Basilica (Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051) TICKETS

Enjoy a cozy organ concert in one of the most beautiful neo-classical buildings of Budapest, the St. Stephen’s Basilica! The most remarkable church of Hungary is also one of the most significant of tourist attractions, and also the third highest building in the whole country.

Peter Bence

May 26, 2023 – 8 PM @MVM Dome (Budapest, Üllői út 131, 1098) TICKETS

Peter Bence is a worldwide piano sensation, composer, and music producer who holds a Guinness World Record for being the “Fastest Piano Player”. He has taken the Internet by storm with his piano arrangements, collecting over 1.2 Billion video hits and a huge following on YouTube and Facebook over the past 5 years. He has been often referred to as a musician who not only revolutionizes the way piano is played, but influences new generations of pianist and musicians to come.

Elemer Balazs Group

May 27, 2023 – 8 PM @Budapest Jazz Club (Budapest, Hollán Ernő u. 7, 1136) TICKETS & RESERVATION

The Elemer Balázs Group, one of Hungary’s most popular jazz band was founded in 2000 by Elemér Balázs, the internationally widely recognized and popular jazz drummer.