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 Budapest calendar for 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: 1500 Ft (≈5 €) the entry on weekdays until Friday noon, then 2000 Ft on weekends (≈7 €). Skate rental: 1800 Ft (≈6 €) – Website – Map.
Address: Olof Palme sétány. 5, XIVth district, Pest.
CONCERTS ST. STEPHEN BASILICA
In the majestic setting of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the center of Pest a weekly organ concert is offered adapted by Miklós Teleki. The arias of the program are performed by Kolos Kováts, one of the most famous singers of oratorio concerts in Hungary, and you can also listen to the flutist, Eleonóra Krusic.
Concert every Thursday at 8:00 pm with program subject to change: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi, Alessandro Stradella, Tomaso Albinoni, Ferenc Liszt,…
Duration: about 70 minutes. Tickets from 20 €!For Information on organ concert and tickets – click here
Rubens, Van Dyck and the splendor of Flemish painting
from October 30, 2019 to February 16, 2020.
This new exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts will focus on the beautiful days of painting in Flanders marked by Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens.
The exhibition is built on the Flemish rich material of the Museum of Fine Arts and presents 120 works from some fifty prestigious collections, including the Hermitage, the Prado, as well as the national galleries of Washington and London. In addition to the works of other masters, visitors will be able to see some 30 works by Rubens and more than ten by Van Dyck.
This exhibition is held until February 16, 2020 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. Address: Dózsa György út 41, XIVth district, Pest – website.
Open hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00, closed on Mondays.
Mangalica Pork Festival – February 7th to 9th
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 7th (12:00 to 21:00) to Sunday the 9th of February (10:00 to 18:00). Free entry!
Address: Szabadság tér, 5th district, Pest (near the parliament) – map.
CONCERT FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA OF BUDAPEST
In the beautiful Béla Bartók Hall of the Budapest Palace of Arts (‘MUPA’) a series of concerts by one of Hungary’s most famous orchestras, the Festival Orchestra of Budapest conducted by Iván Fischer, will take place on 15, 16 and 17 February.
On the programme is Gustav Malher (Symphony No. 5, ‘Kindertotenlieder’).
Tickets from 19€ in category IV.
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!
Folk Dance Show at the Danube Palace on Feb.29th
Discover the art of folk dance in Hungary during a 90-minute show (including an intermission) in the unique setting of the Danube Palace in Pest in the city center. A true testimony of the Hungarian heritage, this show reveals the tradition of the costumes, music and dance of Hungary and its former empire.
Tickets (3 categories) are also offered with pick-up service.
Duration: about 90 minutes. Tickets from 24 €.
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).
SPARTY parties at the Széchenyi baths in February 2020
The Széchenyi Baths host the Sparty parties on Saturday evenings, (February 8,15,22 and 29, 2020) in their outdoor baths. In this impressive setting you will experience animations, dancers, 3D projections and DJs live sets for a unique winter evening ! Information and tickets are on the site, Spartybooking. 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: Állatkerti krt. 9th – 14th district, Pest.