Journalists, MPs visit Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for Peace and Freedom Day

Fearlessly into the ’forbidden’ land

In November 2017, The Budapest Times innocently accepted an invitation to a reception to celebrate the 34th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. They were kind…

26 July 2018 - 08:07 AM

Jancsó Art Gallery

Creativity from the cellar

Anyone can exhibit in the Jancsó Art Gallery – that's part of the concept. And so since 2014 art from all kinds of artists, times and styles can be found here. Gallery manager Zoltán Jancsó told The…

03 May 2018 - 01:05 PM

Hotel Imperial Vienna: a palace converted

Built for a prince, fit for kings and queens

It was, we’re sure – absolutely sure – just a simple oversight on the part of Hotel Imperial Vienna in not asking your Budapest Times representative to sign the guestbook while staying there for three…

26 April 2018 - 08:04 AM

Sunday Brunch in ARAZ, District VII

On a culinary journey to foreign countries

The choice of places that invite to a cozy brunch on Sunday is truly excellent in the Hungarian capital. While most bistros and cafés offer specific meals for the last day of the week, these are…

03 May 2018 - 12:05 PM

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