Budapest Blooms: Exploring the Vibrant Gozsdu Easter Market

As a recent visitor to Budapest during the Easter holidays, I had the pleasure of experiencing the lively and colorful atmosphere of the Gozsdu Easter Market, one of the city’s handful of Easter markets.

This lively neighbourhood market is held annually at Easter in the trendy Gozsdu Courtyard – a series of arcaded courtyards that are home to a dozen or so restaurants, cafes and bars.

The fair is a great place to soak up some local culture and browse among the traditional Easter-themed crafts, try market food, and entertainment,

You’ll also get to see modern twists on classic Hungarian product.

the entrance to the Easter Market in Gozsdu court decorated with pink spring flowers and large butterfly paper maches
Entry To Gozsdu Easter Market (Király utca side)

Location – Getting There

  • Address: Király utca 13. – Dob utca 16, Budapest 1075, District VII. (View on Map)

Opening Hours:

  • Between March 29 . – April 01, 2024: every day: 10.00 – 18.00

The Atmosphere – Why Visit The Gozsdu Easter Market?

From the moment I arrived at the Gozsdu Courtyard, I was struck by the lively and festive atmosphere.

The courtyard was adorned with colorful Easter decorations, including traditional Hungarian painted eggs and brightly colored ribbons.

The smell of delicious food wafted through the air, and the sound of live music and dance performances added to the festive ambiance.

The market was bustling with locals and tourists alike, all eager to browse the selection of handmade crafts, sample the delicious food, and enjoy the entertainment.

Rainbow colored umbrellas hung up in the air in Gozsdu court during the Easter market

A Treasure Trove Of Locall Arts & Crafts

One of the highlights of the Gozsdu Húsvéti Vásár is the selection of traditional Hungarian crafts on offer.

I also appreciated the modern twists on classic Hungarian products, such as chocolate Easter eggs with unusual flavors like lavender or chili.

These unique items added a fun and unexpected element to the market and made for great souvenirs or gifts.

carved wooden bunnies on a red clothed table at the Gozsdu Easter fair

The Food

No visit to the Gozsdu Easter Market would be complete without sampling some of the delicious food on offer.

I was excited to try some traditional Hungarian Easter dishes, such as ham, stuffed cabbage, and Hungarian Easter cake.

The flavors were rich and hearty, and the portions were generous.

I also indulged in some of the street food options available, such as chimney cake, lángos, and kürtőskalács.

These classic Hungarian snacks were perfect for eating on the go and made for a satisfying mid-day snack.

easter milk loaf on a round white dessert plate

The Entertainment

Throughout the market, there was a variety of live entertainment, including music and dance performances, as well as activities for children.

I was impressed by the quality of the performers and enjoyed watching the traditional Hungarian folk dances and listening to the live music.

I was impressed by the quality of the performers and enjoyed watching the traditional Hungarian folk dances and listening to the live music.

For children, there were various activities available, such as Easter egg painting and face painting. These activities added a fun and family-friendly element to the market, and it was heartening to see families enjoying the festivities together.

Tips for Visiting Gozsdu Easter Market

To make the most of your visit to the Gozsdu Easter Market, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Plan Your Visit

Check the official website for the dates and times of the market, and plan your visit accordingly.

The market can get quite crowded during peak hours, especially on weekends, so consider arriving early in the morning or later in the evening.

Bring Cash

While some vendors may accept credit cards or mobile payments, it’s a good idea to bring cash with you to the market.

This will make it easier to make purchases from smaller vendors who may not have electronic payment options.

handmade bags
Handmade Bags

Dress Appropriately

As the market is held outdoors, it’s important to dress appropriately for the weather.

In early spring, the weather can be quite unpredictable with sunny hours changing for windy or rainy spells

Try New Things

The Gozsdu Easter Market offers a great opportunity to try traditional Hungarian Easter dishes and snacks.

Don’t be afraid to sample new flavors and dishes, and ask vendors for recommendations if you’re unsure what to try.

Enjoy The Entertainment

Take some time to enjoy the live music and dance performances, and participate in any activities that interest you.

The market offers a fun and festive atmosphere, so don’t be afraid to join in the fun.

Other Easter Markets In Budapest

The city has two major spring-themed fairs in downtown

  • In Vörösmarty Square, and at
  • Városháza Park (City Hall park)

These holiday fairs last usually two weeks, beginning just before Easter and we highly recommed visiting them.

You can find more details about Budapest’s official spring and Easter markets here.


When is the Gozsdu Easter Market held?

The market is held annually during the Easter holiday season: typically in March or April. Between March 29 – April 01 in 2024.

Is the market family-friendly?

Yes, the market offers a variety of activities for children, including Easter egg painting and face painting. There children activities including concerts, easter egg hunting on Easter Monday, April 01.

What kind of crafts are available at the market?

The market offers a variety of handmade crafts, including hand-painted eggs, carved wooden ornaments and toys, embroidered tablecloths, and pottery.

What kind of food is available at the market?

The market offers a selection of traditional Hungarian Easter dishes and Hungarian Easter cakes, like milk loaf, cookies, as well as street food options like chimney cake, lángos, and kürtőskalács.

Is the market accessible for people with disabilities?

The market is held outdoors in a courtyard, which may present some accessibility challenges. However, organizers have made efforts to make the market more accessible, such as providing wheelchair ramps and accessible restroom facilities.


Overall, my experience at the Gozsdu Easter Market was a highlight of my trip to Budapest.

The vibrant atmosphere, delicious food, and high-quality crafts and entertainment made for a fun and memorable experience.

If you’re planning a trip to Budapest during the Easter holidays, I highly recommend adding a visit to the market to your itinerary.

With some planning and an open mind for trying new things, you’re sure to have a great time at this festive and colorful event.

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