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

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

Concerts St. Stephen’s Basilica – Budapest in May
each Tuesday and Sunday

budapest 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. Duration: around 70 mn. Concert every Sunday and Tuesday:

For Information of St. Stepen’s Basilica Concert and tickets
– click here

Address: St. Stephen’s Basilica, Szent István ter 1, 5th district, Pest – map

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 MATTHIAS Church – each Friday

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. Concert each Friday:

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.

Budapest Cruises on the Danube River

budapest 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, the famous Hotel Gellért, and many more!

For Cruise information in Budapest and Tickets – 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:

Information and booking – dinner cruise – click here

‘The World of Banksy’ exhibition until 22 September 2024

‘The World of Banksy’ exhibition
@ theworldofbanksy.hu

Banksy is the world’s most famous and controversial British graffiti artist, turning streets into giant canvases across the globe, from London to New York, Gaza to Tokyo. The exhibition ‘The World of Banksy’ presents over 100 works, murals, canvases and videos covering the whole of his output, from paintings from the very first phase of his career to his final years, from works created using the graffiti technique by hand to those created using stencils, which allow for faster execution. Presented for the first time in Budapest, this exhibition takes place in the Komplex gallery, whose exposed brick walls, dynamic lighting and careful staging make for a complete and immersive experience!

‘The World of Banksy’ exhibition and ticket information – click here

Address: Komplex, Király utca 26, 1061 Pest – mapwebsite. Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 20:00.

SPARTY parties at the Széchényi baths in May 2024

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 event 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.

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 for an unique evening!

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 

Gourmet Festival, May 24-26 – Millenaris Park

The largest festival for the best of Hungarian gastronomy and fine dining, the Gourmet Festival, will take place in the Millenáris Park from May 24 to26. The best restaurants, confectioners and wine producers await you on their stands where you can taste and try many Hungarian and international dishes. The program also includes conferences, concerts and exclusive menu with international starred chefs.
Further information and programs on the official website on this link.

Opening hours: Friday from 12:00 to 23:00, Saturday to Sunday from 11:00 to 23:00. Adress: Gourmet Festival, Millenáris Park, Buda, 2nd district, – map –

Rosé festival ‘ROSALIA’ May 31- June 2, 2024

In the City park ‘Városliget’, close to the Széchenyi baths and the Heroes’ Square takes place  the Festival ROSALIA: during 3 days you can discover the Hungarian wines (rosé, sparkling wines, champagne) thanks to the numerous wine producer’s .
The festival ROSALIA also hosts gastronomic stand, concerts and entertainment for children. Free admission.Opening hours: Friday from 14h00 to Midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight, Sunday from 10h to 21h00. Information on the official website: rosalia.hu.
Address: Festival ROSALIA, City Park ‘Városliget’, Pest, XIth district – plan.

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