Karácsony wins opposition preselection for Budapest mayor

Shoulder to shoulder to win

Gergely Karácsony, the Budapest mayoral candidate of the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance, has won the primary process organised by some opposition parties ahead of the October municipal elections. In the…

19 July 2019 - 09:07 AM

Budapest shines in Shanghai colours for a week

Coins, culture on show

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the launching of Chinese-Hungarian diplomatic relations, two exhibitions have opened for people interested in Far Eastern culture, in the framework of a…

19 July 2019 - 11:07 AM

TG Italiano in District V

Italian to the very core

Robbie Williams, Mick Jagger and Gérard Depardieu – they have all visited. We are not talking about a bar in Hollywood but about a restaurant in the heart of the Hungarian capital. TG Italiano has…

19 July 2019 - 11:07 AM

Budapest's very own seaside adds attractions

Fun with or without sun

Lake Lupa, a former mining lake now transformed into a beach and water sports centre, is in its third season and has a wider range of events this summer.

19 July 2019 - 11:07 AM

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