15 leading cultural institutions of Budapest including museums, concert halls
and theatres joined together to provide you with the most exciting cultural events
in Budapest from January until December in 2010.
In the last few years major improvement could be experienced in the quality
of cultural offers in Budapest, just as well as in the attitude of the concerned
institutions. The Tourism Office of Budapest founded the Cultural Budapest Group
together with the Palace of Arts in May 2008. These institutions were the first
to realise that in today's turbulent world people are interested in cultural
programmes rep-resenting real value. Nowadays local urban people and tourists
tend to consider more carefully what to do in their limited free time, so they
take part in fewer programmes but in ones that provide them with real experiences.
In addition, feedbacks from tourists and the findings of culture-related researches
also prove that even today the best references are personal experiences and
the opinion of locals, friends and acquaintances. With these points in mind,
the Tourism Office of Budapest has launched a new cultural adventure concept
last year, within the framework of which inhabitants from Budapest and tourists
who are fond of Budapest will recommend the best locations and programmes in
the city to others.
It is a pleasure to offer you this cultural guide of Budapest, which helps you
to choose from the programmes according to your preferences during the whole
We wish you unforgettable ad-ventures in the city of culture!
BUDAPEST HISTORY MUSEUM
Come and visit the Budapest History Museum, which has
been welcoming visitors for 120 years to present the capital's history over several
sites. JheAquincum Museum is the largest contiguous area of Roman ruins in Europe
- with the exception of Rome -, and features an exhibition on the life of the
Roman province of Pannonia. The capital's art collection and modern historical
relics are exhibited in the Kiscell Mansion in Obuda.
The Castle Museum is located in a wonderful historical environment at the wing
of the former royal palace, toward Gellert Hill. The Gothic and renaissance
chambers of the mostly destroyed medieval building can be seen on the ground
floor of the museum. Visitors may walk through the rooms of the mediaeval royal
palace, and see its unmatched collection of treasures, such as the Anjou silk
tapestry, or the collection of Gothic statues.
The ancient walls, the Gothic hall and the royal chapel have historic atmospheres.
The museum's reconstructed renaissance gardens are also open to the public from
spring to autumn. There is an amazing view from the castle walls towards the
city. The museum's exhibitions show historical events and figures of the capital
from prehistoric to present times.