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What To Expect in Budapest During Spring

April 03, 2021
Why is it that Budapest isn't as famous as Paris, Rome, or London? The city is just as beautiful. The sights here are just as dazzling as those in the mentioned cities. And when it comes to culture and heritage. the Hungarian capital sure doesn't lack any of them! Perhaps, when people see Budapest during spring, they'll finally realize that the city deserved as much recognition as some of the most famous destinations in the world. Springtime here is unlike any other, with joyful festivals, lots of ice cream, beautiful flowers, and a whole lot of fun!
What To Expect in Budapest During Spring


Stroll Throughout Szentendre

Among all the neighborhoods in Budapest, Szentendre is the best place to explore during springtime. The sunshine, cool air, and fresh breeze provide the perfect atmosphere to visit this picturesque artist town. The entire district looks straight out of a postcard! Think classic houses lining up narrow cobblestone streets. Colorful umbrellas floating above the pathways, providing both shade and character to the place. And come nightfall, twinkling fairy lights brighten up the neighborhoods, setting the mood for a romantic rendezvous. These are just some of the magic you'd expect to see here in Szentendre!
What To Expect in Budapest During Spring
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Join The Budapest Spring Festival

Around April, often the peak of the spring season in Hungary, Budapest hosts its annual Budapest Spring Festival. The Hungarian capital sets the stage for a variety of performances, ranging from traditional folk music and classic operas to jazz and dance music to get people shaking the butts off! Spread throughout the entire city, it's as if Budapest is one huge party, celebrating what it means to be Hungarian. Local artists also show off their work during the festival, dominating art galleries and using streets as their massic canvases. You wouldn't want to miss all of that!
What To Expect in Budapest During Spring
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Drink Beer in Budapest

You can practically drink beer any time of the year here in Budapest. There isn't exactly a rule that says otherwise. Whether during winter or autumn, beer makes for a great reward at the end of a hectic day here in the Hungarian capital. With that said, every spring Budapest holds its annual BPBW Beer Week, held every May. During this special time, bars and restaurants all over the city exclusively serve local craft beers, elevating the brewery scene in Hungary for all the world to taste. And any festival that highlights beer deserves your attention, doesn't it?
What To Expect in Budapest During Spring
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Enjoy Hungarian Ice Cream Day

While you're at it, why not enjoy some ice cream in Budapest too? Since the sun has finally come out and the weather is a lot warmer during this season, there's no better time to enjoy the delicious and sweet frozen treat here in the Hungarian capital. Most especially since May 8 is Hungarian Ice Cream Day! Yep, out of all of the Hungarian holidays to look forward to during spring, a national ice cream day was probably not what you expected. But then, people in Budapest treat it seriously, going all out in indulging in the cold dessert to their hearts' content!
What To Expect in Budapest During Spring
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Time To Dine Alfresco

Just like in Milan, springtime in Budapest brings about alfresco dining! With so many amazing foodie hotspots in the city, a good many of them have their own outdoor and terrace sections to make dining an even more relaxing and scenic experience. Enjoy traditional cuisines and modern fusion menus as you watch city life happen right before your eyes. And as the flowers bloom during springtime, you get to enjoy their sweet scents as you eat some of the finest food served in the Hungarian capital. Sounds pretty enticing, doesn't it?
What To Expect in Budapest During Spring
Source: Wikimedia Commons


See Budapest's Cherry Blossoms

Speaking of blossoming flowers in Budapest, argubaly the most beautiful and most fascinating to watch are the cherry blossoms! Yes, these pink delicate flowers also bloom in Hungary, not just in Japan. See how magical the streets look as cherry blossom petals fly with the spring breezes, almost as if the soul of the city is lingering on. In fact, you can even set up a picnic just to watch these amazing trees bloom and let the petals fall all over you! Though Budapest is known for its luscious greeneries, the delicate pink hues make for quite the beautiful contrast.
What To Expect in Budapest During Spring
Source: Wikimedia Commons/© Elekes Andor


Perfect For A Picnic

Even before the cherry blossoms bloom, once spring arrives, there's your reason to go on a picnic. Don't take this sunny weather and fresh air for granted. That's not always the case in Budapest! So when you have a free day in the city and you just want to relax, go on. a picnic! There are countless spots around town where you can lay a blanket, serve good food, and enjoy the company of others. One such is Füvészkert, a botanical garden in Budapest, famous for its cherry blossoms, perfect for such peaceful picnic amidst a bustling metropolis!
What To Expect in Budapest During Spring
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Springtime in Budapest is a lot more magical than you probably think. From festivals to holidays devoted to ice cream, there's a lot to look forward to when spring arrives in the Hungarian capital. Who knows? During this time, the city might become your favorite place in the world!

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