Budapest Spring festival begins


The eagerly anticipated Budapest Spring festival kicked off on Friday 21st March with the unveiling of a new art exhibition.

The exhibition, which is called Painters in the Mirror, is a collection of self-portraits of Hungarians taken from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

This exhibition kicked off the 34th Budapest Spring festival at the city’s Museum of History and followed speeches from Hungary’s Human Resources Minister Zoltán Balog, City Mayor István Tarlós, First District Mayor Tamás Gábor Nagy and the supervisor of Florence museums Cristina Accini.

The festival runs until 6th April and during this period the number of visitors to the Hungarian capital is set to rise, with people visiting the city on the ultimate luxury river cruise destination, but is also a vibrant and exciting city to visit. This is backed up by some of the events that have already been entertaining visitors who are in the city, such as the World Puppetry Day which took place in public spaces across Budapest, a Feast of Spring musical promenade and the Budapest Jazz Orchestra and Vera Tóth in concert.

More events that are planned for the rest of the festival include an international chess festival, violin recitals, the 33rd national dance house festival and fair, comedy shows, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth play and a performance from the Mozart Group- a group of classically trained Polish musicians who add a bit of humour to their performances.

To find out more about the festival, visit the Budapest Spring Festival website.

 

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