Art Nouveau was a design movement that swept through Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and although it was given different names (Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, Belle Epoque) in different countries, it was a rebellion against classical ideals in architecture and art. The Hungarian Art Nouveau — or Secession — master was Ödön Lechner, whose style is often compared to Barcelona’s Antoni Gaudí. Among many options, here are five places to see Art Nouveau in Budapest.
Summer can be scorching hot in Budapest, especially in the city center where the buildings and pavement encase the heat, with temperatures reaching over 30°C/86°F. So what to do in Budapest in the summer? It’s time to slow down and cool off by the water.
As the world falls in love with vintage and ‘pre-loved’ goods, the dozen or so flea markets in Budapest have become some of the city’s best-loved hunting grounds for stylish clothes, unusual pieces of furniture and even oil paintings. Visiting Ecseri flea market (Ecseri Piac) is now one of the coolest things for visitors to do in Budapest.
A popular destination for its many museums and superb architecture, visiting Kecskemét from Budapest makes a great day trip into a rural region south of the capital city, were life mooches along at a slow pace.
August 20 is a national holiday in Hungary to celebrate the life of its patron saint and founding father. Celebrating St Stephen’s Day in Budapest is an unforgettable experience full of religious ceremony and spectacular fireworks.
I have a philosophy about food tours. You should never leave hungry in belly or in mind. Behind every great dish, there should be more than just flavor, there should also be a story. With the Small Group Budapest Jewish Cuisine and Culture Walking Tour, I was fully satisfied, in both senses.