Budapest is packed with museums and galleries, and there are plenty of temporary exhibitions in the most unlikely of settings, particularly in summer - so keep your eyes peeled. Also note that most museums are closed on Mondays. Budapest Card holders can visit museums at a discounted rate. For a detailed list of museums included please visit: Budapest Card - list of services.
Hungary is well known and beloved for its architecture and cultural heritage. Visitors may find themselves several hundred years back in the past standing on a single street corner or visiting one of Hungary's most admired sites. In Hungary you can find roman ruins, gothic churches, hundred-year old houses and modern buildings, all next to each other.
How could human beings possibly live without art.? We're pretty sure you couldn't go without art on your visit to Hungary either, so we collected a couple of must-see places that will leave you inspired and full of thoughts!
Hungary is a country at the heart of Europe, but it is certainly different too in so many ways! It has a wealth of culture and history, complemented by a language so completely different from its neighbours that almost no shared words exist! It can be said that ours is a land of great contrasts.
Hungary is a land of particularly rich folk heritage. Folk culture is not only preserved in museums, however - traditions live on in many of Hungary's small villages, kept alive by local communities, and even modern-day city-dwellers do things that might surprise you first.
The preservation and transmission to a new generation of one's own culture, history and traditions is an important task for every nation. Recognition of this heritage is necessary for an understanding of the present and planning for the future. Some cultural and natural values have local significance, while others are important for the whole of mankind, because they are unique and special.
Hungaricums are those noteworthy assets from Hungary, which characterise the Hungarians by their uniqueness, specialty and quality, and represent the peak performance of Hungary.
Are you interested in traditional lifestyle of rural Hungary? Do you want to learn more about how traditional buildings were built, what kind of clothes were worn and which crafts were the most common? You can find a great collection of mementos of village life in excellent open-air museums („skanzens") in Hungary, the most well-known of them is only about 30 minutes drive from Budapest!