What to do and see in Budapest in July?
Discover the numerous events and activities we have selected for your visit to Budapest in July.
The calendar for Budapest in July is regularly updated as soon as new events are announced that attract our full attention.
CONCERTS ST. STEPHEN’S 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 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 –
MATTHIAS CHURCH CONCERT – Budapest in July
7,14,21 and 28 July 2023
The beautiful Matthias Church in Buda’s Old Town 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:
Hungarian folk dance performance every Saturday
Treat yourself to a cultural extravaganza as the famous Rajkó Folk Ensemble puts on a 1.5-hour dynamic and magical show of traditional music, dances and costumes.Through the dance-theater performance, you will witness a fascinating insight into the costumes, music, and dance heritage of Hungary and its former empire.
Each concert starts at night and consists of two halves of 40-45 minutes, with a break for intermission.
Budapest Cruises on the Danube River
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:
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 hour cruise on the Danube accompanied by a dinner and the musical performance of local Hungarian artists:
FORMULA 1 Grand Prix – Budapest in July
The Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in Budapest from July 21 to Sunday July 23, 2023. The Hungaroring racing circuit, located 20 km north-east of Budapest, has hosted the Hungarian Grand Prix since 1986 and nearly 210,000 spectators admire in 2022 the victory of the pilot Max Verstappen. Further information on our dedicated article on this link.
National Opera – Budapest in July
After more than 4 years of renovation, the Hungarian National Opera reopened its doors in 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 for an unique evening!
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, including a 10mn concert! Booking at least 1 week in advance strongly recommended.
GULÁCSY EXHIBITION – 7 April to 27 August 2023
Discover Lajos Gulácsy (1882-1932), one of the most important figures of 20th century Hungarian art, with an exhibition of his life’s work at the Hungarian National Gallery in Buda Castle. This large-scale exhibition, which includes about 200 works, including 84 paintings, will shed new light on the various facets of Gulácsy’s art.
In addition to paintings, drawings, illustrations, manuscripts, photographs of the artist and some of his contemporaries, the world of the turn of the century and the beginning of modernism is explored through a series of photographs.
SPARTY bath parties at the Széchényi baths in July
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 !
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.