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

The calendar for Budapest in May 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

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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.

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

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.

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.

Concert Ligeti, Beethoven, Rimsky‐Korsakov on May 13 and 14. – Franz Liszt Academy of Music –

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At this highly anticipated concert, you will hear the melodious sounds of classical music by Ligeti, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov at the Liszt Academy of Music Center in Budapest, a precious and world-renowned venue located in Pest, right in the city centre. Tickets from €17:

Informations Academy of Music Concert and tickets – click here

The Festival of Museums – 20 and 21 May 2023

The Festival of Museums is scheduled to take place at the Hungarian National Museum in Pest on the weekend of 20-21 May (dates to be confirmed): in the gardens of the National Museum, more than 50 museums and art galleries participate in this lively festival with concerts, shows and entertainment for children.
Admission is free. Open daily from 09:00 to 21:00.
Address: Hungarian National MuseumMúzeum krt. 14-16, 8th district – map.
Access by tram 47, 49 and Metro M3 station ‘Kálvin Tér’.

Budapest Cruises on the Danube River

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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!

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

Hungarian folk dance performance each Saturday

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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.

Information and Tickets – click here

SPARTY parties at the Széchényi baths in May 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 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.

National Opera in Budapest
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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, programmes and tickets on this link.

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