Home Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Hungarian art and Hungarian culture and traditions have recently become major influences on the worldwide art scene. Read how this phenomenon has come about.

Hungarian storks

Hungarian Storks – Their Spirits and Their Legacies

When storks arrive on the scene, it's a sure sign spring is here. Thus bringing much cheer to the  remoter provinces, where these impressive birds prefer to be, in far lesser built up areas....
Layered potato casserole

Hungarian comfort food at its best – layered potato casserole by VígVarjú

Comfort food: food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal. (source: Merriam Webster Dictionary) A bowl of soup or a steamy plate of our favourite dish can take us right back...
Szarvasi Kávéfőző

Szarvasi Coffee Makers and the Coffee Culture in Hungary in the Kádár Era

We have had one with a porcelain top for almost 20 years, it works, and brews coffee with an aroma like no other. Its scent is one of happiness, it brings back the laid-back...

CSI Budapest: Zugliget’s Jack the Ripper

In one of our earlier articles we wrote about the system of police records from the beginning of the 20th century, and the related museum which was still not accessible to the public then,...
Police Museum Budapest - entrance

Life in the Shadows Brought to Light at Police Museum in Budapest

For those who have surpassed obvious museum mainstream in Budapest and are searching for something more contrary, I recommend a visit to the Rendőrmúzeum/Police Museum at 5 Mosonyi Street, by the number 24 tram...

Goulash soup and the crows – a recipe from a talented Hungarian chef

The Expat Press team visited VígVarjú, the newest and perhaps most beautiful restaurant of the group to taste a real goulash soup. The first VakVarjú restaurant was launched in Paulay Ede utca in the centre...
May Day Budapest 2019

May Day 2019 in Hungary

No matter what you call it – Labor Day, May Day, International Workers Day, Primero de Mayo – Hungarians still celebrate it with gusto and a day off from their daily toil. Yes, it’s that...

Jairo Alvarez: Asymptotes – Photo Exhibition in Budapest

Jairo Alvarez is a self-taught photographer and visual artist from Argentina, exhibiting in Három Hét Gallery in Budapest as a part of the Budapest Photo Festival. Asymptotes: lines that draw closer and closer but never...
Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Interview with Krisztian Szeibold

Krisztian Szeibold is a Hungarian lighting and compositing artist who had the chance to work on the production of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film won the Academy Award for best animated feature in...
Garden Wonder

Garden Wonder – Magical Urban House Concerts in Budapest

Going to a concert can be a truly incredible experience. There is a way to make that even more special - by going to a concert that is at a secret venue, available for...

MUST READ

Budapest Market guide – the “Fény utca market”

A wide selection of fresh, seasonal delicacies and charity campaigns at a venue winning the Architectural Award for Excellence; coffee, “lángos”, and everything you...

Budapest’s Best Health Food restaurants

Looking for some healthy and tasty vegan, vegetarian our even 'meaty' dishes in Budapest restaurants? Hungary’s capital has a surprising number of wholesome places...

First hotel in Europe controlled by guest smartphones opens in Budapest

Hotel of tomorrow opened this Monday in Budapest, in Nyár utca. The 40 rooms of the 4-star KViHotel, controlled by the TMRW Hotels application,...