What to do and see in Budapest in April ?
Discover the numerous events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in April 2024.

The calendar for Budapest in April 2024 is regularly updated as soon as new events are announced that attract our full attention.

Concerts MATTHIAS Church every Friday

The beautiful Matthias Church in Buda holds classical music concerts several times a month with the Budapest Duna String Orchestra. Spend an evening in this unique venue and enjoy a magical classical concert performed by the Duna String Orchestra and violin soloist Gabora Gyula. Concert every Friday. You can choose from 3 different seating categories, depending on your preferences:

Information about Matthias Church Concerts and tickets – click here

Address: Matthias Church, Szentháromság tér 2, 1st district, Buda – map
Watch this beautiful video of the Matthias Church in Budapest on this link.

Concerts in the main hall of the Academy of Music

Liszt academy of music budapest

Don’t miss: the Budapest Festival Orchestra‘s unique concerts at the beautiful Academy of Music in the city centre: Tickets from 18 euros:

Academy of Music concert information and tickets – click here

Exhibition Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Capa… / Hungarian photographers in America (1914-1989)

Exhibition Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Capa
@ mfab.hu

For the first time, the works of photographers of Hungarian origin who emigrated to the United States are the subject of a comprehensive exhibition in Hungary. The exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, presents the work of more than 30 photographers, including André Kertész, László Moholy-Nagy, Martin Munkácsi and Robert Capa, and introduces the public to the rich heritage of Hungarian-American photography. More than 170 works by 32 artists will be on show at the Fine Arts Museum on Heroes’ Square from 6 April to 25 August 2024.

Address: Museum of Fine Arts, Dózsa György út 41, XIVth district, Pest – website.
Open hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00, closed on Mondays.

Concerts St. Stephen’s Basilica

Budapest basilica

In the majestic setting of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the center of Pest a weekly organ concert is offered conducted by Miklós Teleki. The arias of the program are performed by Kolos Kováts, one of the most famous singers of oratorio in Hungary, and you can also listen to the flutist Eleonóra Krusic.  Concerts with program subject to change: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi, Alessandro Stradella, Tomaso Albinoni, Ferenc Liszt,…

Duration: about 70 minutes. For Information on Organ Concert and tickets – click here

Vivicitta Budapest Half Marathon – 20 and 21 April 2024

The Vivicitta Spring Half Marathon is part of a two-day running event. On Sunday 21 April, runners can choose between a half-marathon (21 km) individually or in teams of 2 or 3, or a Vivicitta (10 km) and a Midicitta (7 km), while on Saturday the focus is on shorter distances for less experienced runners. With distances ranging from 950 m to 21 km, every member of the family can find their own challenge and welcome the summer running! Information and registration on the official website at this link.

Budapest Cruises on the Danube River

Cruise tour sightseeing

Discover Budapest with a cruise on the Danube (45mn-1h), day and night, to admire Buda Castle, Matthias Church, the Hungarian Parliament, the Citadel, Hotel Gellért, and more.
Moreover, there is the possibility of a dinner cruise every evening (2h45).

Cruise information in Budapest – click here

You also have the opportunity to have dinner during your cruise while admiring Budapest by night!
Cruise on the Danube

In the evening departing at 19:45, you can enjoy a two and a half hour cruise on the Danube accompanied by a four-course dinner and the musical performance of local Hungarian artists (November to February with advanced departure at 19:00).

Information and booking – dinner cruise – click here

National Opera in Budapest
budapest opera

After more than 4 years of renovation, the Hungarian National Opera reopened its doors in March 2022! With a capacity of 1200 seats, the National Opera of Budapest inaugurated in 1884 is an iconic place of the Hungarian capital. Discover its architectural beauty and the quality of its representations!

Information about the Budapest Opera, programs and tickets on this link.

Budapest Opera House Guided Tour

Discover the second largest stage in Europe on this guided tour of the Hungarian State Opera House, a must-see on your trip to Budapest!
A tour of the Opera House of about 60 minutes starts daily at 13.30, 15.00 and 16.30 in English. Booking at least 1 week in advance strongly recommended.

Information Opera House Guided Tour
and booking – click here 

SPARTY bath parties at the Széchényi baths in April –

The Széchenyi Baths host the Sparty parties on Saturday evenings in their outdoor baths. In this impressive setting you will experience animations, dancers, 3D projections and DJs live sets for a unique party!

Information SPARTY and tickets –  click here

Video of the Sparty event:

The Széchenyi baths can be reached by public transport via the Metro M1 – Széchenyi fürdő station – and the trolley bus 72 – Széchenyi fürdő station.
Address: Széchenyi baths, Állatkerti krt. 9th – 14th district, Pest.

Discover also opera, classical concerts and shows in Budapest in our dedicated article on this link.