The Art Market Budapest began in October 2011 and saw over 10,000 visitors streaming into this contemporary art fair, all sharing one thing; their love for art. Since then, the brains behind The Art Market have created a bigger and better event ready to be launched in November, 2012. Featuring artists from Central and Eastern Europe, this is one event not to be missed by a fan of the arts.
Guide to the Art Market, Budapest
The initial aim of The Art Market in Budapest is to bring those who love art and those who create it face to face. Not every day will you be able to meet the person who created your favourite piece which is now hanging on your wall at home.
Set in the ‘Europa Nostra’ complex of Millenáris, which is known as a cultural hub of activity, guests are invited to visit the exhibitions, attend the workshops and get involved in the range of events that will be taking place over these four days.
There are several elements that will make up The Art Market in Budapest, the main one being the central Art Fair held in the Millenáris and featuring artists from across Central and Eastern Europe.
Also, there will be several other features such as the art festival in Budapest, the “Inside Art” program consisting of meet and greets with artists, book signings and so on, as well as the Special Art Project which is based around ‘Contemporary Art Reflections on Jewish Identity and Culture’.
With so much to see and do during these four days in Budapest, it is suggested that you set yourself an itinerary of everything you want to achieve before visiting! Hire a car from www.comparecarrentals.co.uk to make sure you can visit everything the city has to offer.
Top attractions in Budapest, Hungary
If it is your first time visiting Hungary, or you want to make the most of your stay in between visiting The Art Market, Budapest, then why not visit some of the popular attractions this beautiful city is renowned for.
For a merry break from art, why not visit the Faust Wine Cellar at the Hilton Budapest? This attraction is popular with many visitors to Hungary who fancy an escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside World. Take a look through the cellar whilst trying out some of the local tipple, perhaps even purchasing a bottle or two to take home.
No visit to Budapest is complete with a stroll down the Danube River, perhaps even to see the ‘Shoes on the Danube Promenade’ which is a historical monument to the Hungarian Jewish holocaust.
Finally, a walk up Castle Hill (Varhegy) to see Budapest from a different angle and enjoy the cobbled stones, narrow alleys and classic buildings of medieval Hungary.
Hotels and accommodation when visiting The Art Market, Budapest
It is advisable to book your accommodation in advance if visiting The Art Market, Budapest, as rooms will fill up quickly due to this world famous event.
If you wish to experience Hungary on a budget, then smart and simple accommodation such as easyHotel Budapest Oktogon is low budget, clean, well maintained and close to transport links.
For those who like to flash the cash, the Four Seasons Hotel in Gresham Place is expensive but worth it. Voted as the number one luxury hotel in Budapest, this accommodation is a palace, filled with so many things to do inside that you may not want to leave.
Finally, for a bit of Budapest hospitality, visit the Kapital Inn B&B and meet Albert the owner. People describe this place as a home from home as they are made to feel so welcome, however rooms fill up fast so book up soon.
Transport connections and getting to Budapest
If you are planning to fly into the city then Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport is the largest airport and around 10 miles away from the city centre. Low cost airlines such as Easy Jet and Ryan Air fly here from the UK, as do many other slightly more expensive airlines.
You can get the train or metro from the station into the city centre, although it may involve changing to get a bus some of the way. It is best to check before you leave which services will be running from your terminal.
The public transportation system in Budapest is excellent for getting around, featuring a metro system, trams and buses. Many routes and road names have been adapted since 2011, so when purchasing a guide book make sure you get a very recent edition so as not to get lost.
You will find people very helpful in Hungary, so if you ever find yourself getting lost then just ask someone at your hotel or at The Art Market in Budapest, to point you in the right direction.
The Art Market in Budapest is set to be a stunning experience for those who have a passion for art, or even just a hobby interest.
Ensure you have an up to date guidebook before travelling and get your itinerary ready to make the best of your time in Hungary.