New Sunday opening hours-rule in Budapest

Update: After one year of the „test” period of this regulation, the Hungarian Government has withdrawn this rule, so all shops and trading units are opened or closed after its own decision.

Most of them are happy to serve you on Sundays, but it is better to check their opening hours in advance if that supplier is important for you on the weekend.… Read the rest here →

The Budapest card

If you’re doing a lot of sightseeing in the Hungarian capital, you might be tempted to buy a Budapest Card to save money.


For 7500Ft (48hr – 24.5 EUR) or 8900Ft (72hr – 29.2 EUR), it covers travel in most of the city, entry to over sixty museums, and affords discounts of up to 50% in some shops and restaurants as well as on some sightseeing programmes and cultural and folklore events.… Read the rest here →

Travelling to Budapest with children


With no doubt, Budapest is safe and a child-friendly city. There are plenty places to entertain young ones. Hungarians tend to be welcoming to kids without making them the centre of attention as you might experience it in Italy.

Facilities are a bit patchy, though; while the network of playgrounds is marvellous, nappy-changing facilities (pelenkázó in Hungarian) are hard to find (but we find more & more in last years) – they’re mostly concentrated in big shopping malls.… Read the rest here →