What to do and see in Budapest in February ?
Discover the numerous events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in February.
The calendar for Budapest in February is regularly updated as soon as new events are announced that attract our full attention.
Ice Skating rink of Budapest in February
The ’Városliget’ ice rink in Budapest is the largest open-air skating rink in Europe located on the edge of the city’s woodland, the largest green space in the capital with a magnificent view of Vajdahunyad Castle!
This unique ice rink in Budapest is open from mid-November to the end of February.
Open hours: Monday to Friday from 9h to 13h and from 17h to 21h; Saturday and Sunday from 09h to 13h and 16h to 21h (20h on Sunday).
Price: 2500 Ft (≈ 6 €) entry on weekdays until noon Friday; 3500 Ft on weekends (≈ 8,5 €). Skate rental: 3000 Ft (≈ 7,5 €) – Website.
Address: Olof Palme sétány. 5, XIVth district, Pest. – Map.
CONCERTS AT ST. STEPHEN BASILICA
Visit St. Stephen’s Basilica in the heart of Budapest and delight in an outstanding classical concert. The venue itself is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, but this is not all that will be breathtaking during the evening. Listen to excellent artists performing from 3 different concerts (W. A. Mozart: Requiem in D minor k 626,J.S Bach, Handel, Albinoni,F. Schubert, Vivaldi, etc…). and from 4 different seating categories, depending on your preferences and budget.
Concert every Sunday and Tuesday:
Address: St. Stephen’s Basilica, Szent István ter 1, 5th district, Pest – map –
MANGALICA Pork Festival – February 3rd to 5th, 2023.
Discover the Mangalica, a Hungarian specialty of the Iberian swine family! A ham of excellent quality with a strong taste and full of character.
The Mangalica festival in downtown Pest hosts many producers of the product and other culinary and craft stands from Friday the 3rd (12:00 to 21:00) to Sunday the 5th of February (10:00 to 18:00). Free entry!
Event to be confirmed
Address: Szabadság tér, 5th district, Pest (near the parliament) – map.
El Greco Exhibition until 19 February 2023
For the first time in Budapest, a complete exhibition of the work of the Spanish painter El Greco is being presented. From 28 October 2022 to 19 February 2023, the Museum of Fine Arts will present a broad overview of the work of El Greco, or Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541-1614), one of the most outstanding masters in the history of European art, with approximately seventy works on display. Considered the founding painter of the Spanish School of the 16th century, his singularity influenced many 20th century artists, including Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock.
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.
If you will be in Budapest in February for Valentine’s Day on February 14th, discover the different cruises and dinners on the Danube organised for this unique occasion!
Budapest Cruises on the Danube River – Budapest in February
Discover Budapest with a cruise on the Danube (45mn-1h), day and night, to admire Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Hungarian Parliament, Citadel, Hotel Gellért, and more.
There is the possibility of a dinner cruise every evening (two hours and forty five).
You also have the opportunity to dine during your cruise while admiring Budapest by night!
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).
Vaszary Exhibition at Buda Castle until 2 April 2023.
This exhibition at the National Gallery of Buda Castle introduces you to János Vaszary (1867-1939), one of the greatest masters of Hungarian art. The paintings on display cover almost the entire range of Vaszary’s work, from his impressionist beginnings to his expressive compositions, from his art deco style in Paris to his paintings of the Danube promenade and his seaside scenes with a Mediterranean feel.
An exciting exhibition that we recommend!
National Opera in Budapest
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, programmes and tickets on this link.
SPARTY parties at the Széchenyi baths in February 2023
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 winter evening !
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.
Dinner Cruise with Live Music and Folk Dance Show
Enjoy the evening views of the city accompanied by live music, while having a great dinner on board. Start and end your journey at the Academia ferry terminal. Spot sights like the iconic House of Parliament, the historic Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, and Fisherman’s Bastion on Castle Hill. Relax while listening to live salon music is performed by 3 members of the Rajkó Folk Orchestra and Ensemble: