Hungary’s capital city does not come to a halt in February either. However, the temperature can even drop to -6 Celsius degrees and fewer tourists come; there are plenty of fun things to do in Budapest. Let’s see a few.
Budapest in February, the month of festivals and shows
After the Budapest Christmas fairs to enhance its popularity St. Stephen’s Basilica organizes a laser show. With your 3D glasses you can see the animations and cartoons jumping off the façade of the building. It is a marvelous experience.
Gastronomy always plays a significant role in the Hungarians’ life. Therefore, the so-called Mangalitsa or Furry Pig Festival is organized in Budapest every February. Besides tasting delicious meat products from mangalitsa pork, visitors can buy artisan crafts and listen to pleasant music. The whole event takes place on the gorgeous Szabadság square.
You could experience a real carnival time with several fun things to do in Budapest, not just in Venice. During this event called ‘Farsang’ in Hungarian everybody attends fancy dress parties with cool music, pleasant atmosphere and mouth-watering snacks, such as Hungarian doughnuts (‘fánk’) filled with cottage cheese or topped with home-made apricot jam.
Of course, in February we can feel the love in the air. Put February 14 in your calendar and surprise your better half with an extraordinary romantic program. Take part in a Budapest Valentine Day’s River Cruise or take your beloved one to a cozy café to get a lovely treat.
The spectacular carnival season ends with a charity Gala concert in the Opera House of Budapest.