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

The calendar of Budapest in March is regularly updated as soon as new events are announced that attract our full attention.

Concerts MATTHIAS Church

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. Programme: J. Pachebel – Canon A. Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Winter (2nd movement), Gloria (Domine Deus) JS Bach – Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 (1st movement) G.H. Handel – Water Music. HWV. 348. in F major T. Albinoni – Adagio WA Mozart – Church Sonata in D major no. 4KV 144 Saint-Saëns – The Swan C.Frank – Panis Angelicus JS Bach – Air J. Massenet – Meditation Thaïs WA Mozart – A Little Night Music, Alleluia of Exsultate, Jubilate.

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 – ST. STEPHEN BASILICA 

Budapest basilica

In the center of Pest enjoy an organ or a string concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica, one of the most beautiful neo-classical buildings in Budapest. Take your pick from 3 concerts, each with 4 seating classes, to tailor your experience to your taste and budget. Concert every Sunday and Tuesday.

Duration: about 70 minutes. Information on Classical Music Concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica
and tickets – click here

Address: ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA, Szent István ter 1, 5th district, Pest – map

March 15, 2023 – National Day

Hungary National day

On March 15th Hungary celebrates the nationalist insurrection of 1848 against the Austrian domination of the Habsburgs. This war of independence led to the defeat of the insurgents in 1849. To commemorate this Hungarian revolution, Budapest is covered with flags and has several parades and tributes.

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, Hungarian Parliament, Citadel, Hotel Gellért, and more.
There is the possibility of a dinner cruise every evening (two hours and forty five).

Cruises information in Budapest: click here

You also have the opportunity to dine 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

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!

Address: National Gallery, Szent György tér 2, 1st district, Buda – mapwebsite. Opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00 from Tuesday to Sunday.

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, programmes and tickets on this link.

Dinner cruise with Live Music and Folk Dance Show

Hungarian folk
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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:

Dinner Cruise with Live Music and Folk Dance Show information
and booking – click here

SPARTY parties at the Széchényi baths in March

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.