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Cultural Heritage Days in Budapest

September 16 - September 17

Guided Walk Tours to Unique Buildings, Institutions

Date: 16 – 17. September, 2017.

Venue: several places throughout Budapest,

Admission: free

The Cultural Heritage Days are part of the European Heritage Days, and in Hungary is usually organised on the 3rd weekend of September.

Certain institutions and buildings otherwise closed for the public welcome visitors this weekend. Guides will introduce

  • the history and characteristics of the buildings as well as
  • the activities taking place inside.

The event offers some programs in English if you wish to gain an insight in our city’s past, architecture and everyday life.

In 2017 the the focus will be on the:

  • Reformation 500 years ago
  • 200th anniversary of the birth of János Arany poet
  • the Austro-Hungarian Compromise 150 years ago (1867) and
  • on the theme of Nature & Heriatge

800 venues and 115 walk routes in 200 settlements all over the country welcome everyone who wants to learn more about the history of monuments and interesting buildings.


English-Language Guided Tour in the Parliament’s Library

The librarians will take you around the library, tell about ist history, holdings, and special collections and services.

Date & Time: The English-language tour starts at 14.00 on Saturday and Sundayview of the Parliament from a boat on the Danube, Duration: 30 minutes

Meeting: Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3., gate No. I.

Registration: Phone: +36 1 441-4479, E-mail: kozonsegszolgalat@parlament.hu

TIP: Find out more about the Parliament’s history, archietcture, and other places of interest on Kossuth Square.

Mikveh in Buda Castle – Guided Tour

A small Jewish ritual bath, mikveh, was unearthed in the Castle that can be visited on guided tours.

Date & Time:

Meeting: Buda Castle, Palota út 1., opposite the Korona Confectionery

Registration: Phone: +36 1 225 031, E-mail: kon@varkertbazar.hu

Other Recommended Programs (2016)

The Organ Art of Johan Sebastian Bach – Concert in St. Anne Church


the two towers of St. Anne Church photographed from a boat on the DanubeThe twin-towered St. Anne Church on Batthyány Square, Buda is a frequent venue for organ concerts.

On September 17. Barnabás Balasi, the organist of the church, will give a concert from Bach’s works.

  • Fantasy and Fugue in G minor BWV 542
  • Three “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland” from the Achtzehn Choräle BWV 659-661
  • Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 530, I. Vivace, II. Lente, III. Allegro
  • Schübler chorales BWV 645-650

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Wo soll ich fliehen hin (Auf meinen lieben Gott)
Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten
Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter

  • Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 534

Admission: free

Location: Church of St. Anne/Szent Anna templom, Batthyány tér 7., Budapest 1011, M2 metro (red line)

Concert on Kossuth Square, Parliament


A 30-minute concert welcomes music lovers on Kossuth tér at the Parliament on Saturday afternoon.

  • Classical and romantic pieces,
  • musicals,
  • operettas,
  • film music will be in the repertoire.

Organ Concert by János Pálúr, Calvinist Church of Fasor


Location: the Calvinist Church of fasor (Fasori Evangelikus templom) Városligeti fasor 5., district VII.

See more information on the organiser’s website

Folk Performance in the Várkert Bazaar, Guards’ Palace (Testőrpalota)


Venue: Várkert Bazár, Buda, Ybl Miklós tér 2.

Related: More Budapest Programs in SeptemberJewish Sumer Festival –  Street Food Show & Craft Beer Festival –  Budapest Wine FestivalSweet Days Chocolate FestivalNational GallopBudapest’s History in a Nutshell


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