Hungary’s annual cultural fiesta held on or around summer solstice will begin in two weeks. On June 23, museums and other cultural institutions open again their gates to invite and welcome people to concerts, exhibitions, discovery and guided tours and other entertaining events till the next morning.
The festival’s popularity has been growing almost continually since the beginnings, and year to year hundreds of thousands of visitors turn up which often result in long queues at the most popular venues. Of course, Budapest offers the most abundant and colourful programs, however rural towns aren’t left behind either. This year’s featured town, Pécs (southern Hungary) offers more than 100 programs while other participant municipalities include even smaller villages across the country.
With the purchase of the wristband which in Budapest costs 1700 forints (Eur 5,50) for adults, spectators can walk in any of the participant venues and take part in any of the events held there. In addition, on the night of the event, beside other discounts, Budapest Transport (BKK) will operate seven bus lines connecting the locations, festival-goers can use them free of charge.
This year, participant venues include for example the Zichy and Kiscelli Castles of Budapest, where organizers will guide visitors through to the secret rooms and sites of the palace. In FUGA, beside other events, the underground concert leaflets of the 80s will be exhibited. A number of famed, historic sites will be open as well, such as Matthias Church, Hotel Astoria or the Hospital in the Rock. In Debrecen, the least known parts of the railway station can be viewed through a guided tour.
You can find the detailed program and further informations here.
via muzej.hu, funzine.hu
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