Budapest – Hungary
Budapest is on your podium of the Best Christmas Markets in Europe time and time again. In 2021, discover an even more festive, more dazzling, more exceptional Christmas market. Advent Feast at the Basilica in Budapest is your favourite Christmas market in Hungary but also for the third year in a row, one of your 3 favourite Christmas market in Europe! The organizers of this event work hard every year to offer you what is certainly one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world. Did you know that Santa Claus himself does some of his shopping during the Advent Feast at the Basilica?
The Christmas spirit sparkles in front of Budapest’s grandest cathedral during the Advent Feast at the Basilica. This open-air festive season market welcomes everyone with delightful gift items, delicious Hungarian and international food such as the favourite “flódni” the Hungaricum chimney cake, mouth-watering burgers and a range of fish dishes. The Advent Basilica, one the most beautiful Christmas fair in Europe, will open on November 29. True to the tradition of this year’s 11-year-old Advent Basilica, it promises an unparalleled festive atmosphere, quality pastimes, a special gastronomic offer and a more colorful program than ever before – all with safety measures that allow for cloudless celebrations during a coronavirus epidemic.
More than 100 artisan and gastronomic vendor offers its portico, the latter in addition to the popular fair food, as well as many delicacies available only here. The spectacularly decorated atmosphere of the fair itself is completed by the highly successful lightshow projected on the Basilica in recent years. In addition to a number of family and children’s programs, a free ice rink with skates can be set up for children from 20 November.
Opening dates: 29th November to 2nd January 2022.
Where to stay…….
Barceló Budapest connects guests with the vibrant Hungarian capital thanks to its unparalleled location in District VI – Terézváros, in the heart of the historic centre of the city. The hotel is surrounded by museums, art galleries, cafés and restaurants, and is close to the city’s nightlife area.
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Hotel Collect – 4*
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5 Top places to visit
Buda Castle – one of Budapest most magnificent landmarks, along with the Chain Bridge to which it is linked. Sitting on top of Castle Hill, it offers imposing panoramic views over Pest and the river, especially at night. It houses the National Széchényi Library, the Budapest History Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery. Parliament Building – designed and built in Gothic Revival style is one of the largest buildings in Hungary and home to hundreds of parliamentary offices. It is a glorious building from every angle, but the best views are undisputedly form the Danube side. The Széchenyi Baths complex – the largest “therapeutic” bath centre in Europe, where the waters are rich in various minerals such as sulphates, calcium, magnesium, believed to help with various medical issues. Enjoy the relaxing thermal pools , saunas and steam rooms. St. Stephen’s Basilica – one of the most important religious buildings in Hungary and resting place of Stephen, first King of Hungary. From the base of the dome, gaze over the city from high above, quite a sight! Classical music concerts and organ concerts are commonplace in the Basilica, and you can even book an Organ Concert all for yourself. ** This is a holy site, so be respectful when entering the church and keep your knees and shoulders covered. Faust Wine Cellars – this historic wine cellar is located underneath the Buda Castle and perfect for sampling wines from some of the 22 Hungarian wine regions, and you will also sample traditional Hungarian fruit palinka. An expert sommelier will give you tasting notes during your visit, so that you can get the most out of each wine that you try.