Bulgarian cultural centre to be built in Budapest

A centre for ethnic Bulgarian local government, education and culture will be built in Budapest with support of 3 billion forints (EUR 840m) from the governments of Hungary and Bulgaria, an official of the Prime Minister's Office said on Thursday.

Christmas gift from State Opera

Free ‘Nutcracker’ performance online

The Christmas fairy-tale ballet of “The Nutcracker” has been an unmissable event each Yuletide at the Hungarian State Opera since 1950 with only two interruptions, in the aftermath of the 1956 Uprising and during the restoration of the Budapest Opera House in 1981-82. This ...

Best virtual exhibitions during pandemic

Art, history, music from home

Look on the bright side, if you can, during the coronavirus pandemic. Largely confined to home, at least it is possible to see many of Budapest's best exhibitions online from the comfort of your own living room. Here is a selection of the top ...

Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, November 24 to December 6

Films go online in pandemic

Another victim of the killer coronavirus pandemic is the ninth annual international Jewish and Israeli Film Festival between November 24 and December 6, which this year will be held online in its entirety. Seventeen recent titles on Jewish life, culture and history will be ...

History in the making in Hungary and all around

90 years of photos to browse

One good way of spending some hours during the coronavirus pandemic is to see the Fortepan website, a copyright-free and community-based photograph archive currently holding 139,633 pictures in total, available for anyone to browse and download in high-resolution format with no charge.

National Museum closing down

The Hungarian National Museum and its affiliates will be closed from Wednesday on due to coronavirus-related restrictions.

Design Without Borders at Kiscelli Museum

Arts from across the board, across the region

For 15 years Design Without Borders has been one of Central Europe’s most significant dynamically evolving independent exhibition and all-arts event series, and this year features the works of more than 140 designers, jewellery designers and visual artists from Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, ...