HOW TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN BUDAPEST?

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Christmas Backdrops

 

Time flies so fast! It seems like yesterday I arrived to Hungary to celebrate Christmas in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe as it’s already the middle of January! And while smell of tangerines soars in the house, and there is Christmas tree in the living room, to maintain the festive mood I invite you to admire photos of the Christmas fairy tale and to read about 5 things you need to do in Budapest in Christmas days – isn’t excluded that you will want to go to this city next winter!

 

1. Did you know that Christmas market in Budapest (which takes place at Vörösmarty Square) is considered as the most “delicious” market in Europe? Believe me, you will feel it: sweet aroma of ginger and cinnamon soars in the frosty air. Sweet teeth surely should try a traditional Hungarian fairground treat “kürtőskalács” – the tubule baked on the open fire, and coated in sugar. And I recommend to eat goulash in bread as the main dish! By the way, the market has an official website where you can see the events program.

 

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2. Go to the huge outdoor ice rink located next to the Varosligeti Mujegpalya park which is included in the list “10 best places for winter activities in Europe”! In addition, the biggest thermal complex in Europe is only 5 minutes walk – Széchenyi thermal bath.

 

3. On the Christmas eve visit the largest cathedral in Budapest – St. Stephen’s Basilica! Children dressed as angels, performing Biblical scenes and living organ – I thought that I will take a quick look at it, but I couldn’t leave till the end of the celebration: I’ve never seen anything more beautiful!

 

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4. Enjoy the walks around the city. Budapest is beautiful before Christmas and it’s absolutely impossible to remain indifferent to the festive atmosphere! There are Christmas backdrops for photography fairs and trees on the main squares, and small streets are filled with lights. The city is filled with illuminations, and the best way to look at this beauty is to take a ride at the Budapest Eye (The Sziget Eye). And don’t forget to ride on the Christmas Light Tram!

 

5. Visit the Hungarian Opera House to enjoy the spectacular ballet show ‘The Nutcracker’. The first performance of the masterpiece of Pyotr Tchaikovsky at the Hungarian Opera House was made in 1950 by the Russian ballet master Vasili Vainonen! I tell you a secret – it’s my favorite ballet!

 

Budapest is beautiful at any time of the year, but don’t miss the opportunity to experience the Christmas fairy tale and to grasp the festive mood during winter time! The main Christmas fairs open since the middle of November and come to an end in the early January, but the memories of these magic holidays remains for a long time!

 

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  • http://www.everydaycoffee.it/ Francesca Giagnorio

    Totally fallen in love with your amazing pics and your advices <3

    kisses

    http://www.everydaycoffee.it/

  • http://jointyicroissanty.blogspot.com/ jointyicroissanty

    Budapest is a beautiful city and it looks amazing during Christmas period! Gorgeous pictures!

    jointyicroissanty.blogspot.com

  • http://leftbankgirl.blogspot.com/ Left Bank Girl

    Stunning photos! Budapest looks magical during the holidays! I visited once but not a Christmastime, it was still lovely. I love the holidays in Europe! Thanks for sharing

    http://Leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  • http://www.theheba.com/ The Heba Blog

    I know you posted this a month ago but the photographs are still stunning!

    Heba xx || The Heba

  • PLAYING WITH APPAREL

    Oh how festive… amazing

    Filipa xxx
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  • http://poshclassymom.com Sheree

    Love those photos, they are absolutely gorgeous and festive.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • http://thelondonthing.co.uk Tania

    What a beautiful post. Ive been meaning to go to Budapest for so long :)

    http://thelondonthing.co.uk/

  • Carina Vardie

    Amazing pictures! Everything looks so dreamy and fairy like!

    xo

    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

  • Roberta Romeo

    Wow, so stunning pics and interesting advices darling!!!
    I’ll keep it in mind! ^-^
    xoxo

  • http://www.prettyinleather.net/ yuka

    wow so festive and the photos are gorgeous! I really want to visit now!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

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  • Erica White

    This is so beautiful! I would love to go there! Great post!
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  • Adalias C

    These pictures are so beautiful, its making me miss Christmas! xx

    http://www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.osiarah.com Osiarah

    Wonderful pictures, we will love to go to Budapest once :) Thank you for sharing!

    Camy xx

    http://www.osiarah.com

  • Radi

    I love this travel post and all the photos. Look so pretty in Budapest, would love to visit someday!

    http://fashionradi.blogspot.com/

  • http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/ idu

    I want to be in that sweet smelling market already. Amazing pictures and yes time is zooming by so fast.

    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

  • http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com/ Mica

    What beautiful photos! The market looks amazing and it sounds like a great place to celebrate Christmas :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Katie

    These photos are gorgeous. This looks like an incredible place to spend the holiday!

    http://www.theaisleofstyle.com/

  • Siffat Haider

    Your pictures are breathtaking. Budapest looks so wonderful during the holidays. It’s always been a dream of mine to celebrate the holidays in Eastern Europe with all its festive markets – hopefully I’ll make it a reality this year!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  • http://www.truccaticoneva.altervista.org/blog Eva Bergamo

    I really appreciate these wonderful pictures!!!
    Kiss

    TruccatiConEva

  • Saša Rakovec

    Beautiful photos! I already miss Christmas spirit!

    xx

    SASHA

  • Dressed With Soul

    Must be truely a dream!

    xx from
    Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/ Emma Bought What

    These are beautiful pictures, I’d love to visit here at some point! x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.pavementsarerunways.com/ Seyra Rico

    Amazing photos, Diana! Can you be my tour guide in Budapest? Just kidding!

    – Seyra x
    http://www.pavementsarerunways.com/

  • rae

    so beautiful! <3

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  • http://aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk/ Gabrielle

    I’d not considered how beautiful Budapest was come Christmastime before, wow! The cathedral looks spectacular – as do the Christmas markets, they remind of those I visit each year in Germany’s Cologne :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com/ Prudence Yeo

    The festive decorations and vibe are so lovely, thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

  • Agoprime

    lovely post!!
    I love that city!
    http://www.agoprime.it

  • Itzel Najar