Budapest is among the best in the world
In Budapest, like in other big cities in Europe, high quality handicraft fairs have been held for many years, always spiced with something special and always focusing on the valuable handicraft traditions. Every year, Budapest is ranked high in the world of Advent fairs: the fair next to the Basilica was voted the best in Europe at the European Best Destinations online public poll in 2020 and the second best in 2021, but we also had a few accolades in previous years.
The good result is not a coincidence: the Hungarian capital is a stunning city, and if we dress all this wonder in beautiful decorative lighting and also offer delicacies and mulled wine, who could resist the temptation? Although many people prefer to travel here in summer due to the more pleasant weather and parties, Budapest should also be seen in winter: thanks to the festive atmosphere sweeping the whole city, it offers almost more than in summer, whether it's a photo theme or culinary delights. In addition, its architectural values make the winter capital beautiful and bring a Christmas atmosphere even when it is not snowing. This is an increasingly important aspect due to the changing climate.
Advent fairs small and large are held around the city for about a month, and all of them offer valuable, quality handicraft products and tasty seasonal delicacies. Perhaps the best known are those near St. Stephen's Basilica and in Vörösmarty tér, but there are also countless smaller fairs here and there, for example, in Erzsébet tér and Buda, to warm you up with a glass of delicious hot drink while sightseeing. In addition to the usual and most popular chimney cake and lángos: roasted chestnuts, donuts, cakes, töki pompos (focaccia pizza), cabbage, various roasts, fish, sausages, delicious one-course dishes are on offer. You are sure to find something to your liking, falling from one seductive scent to another as you walk along the crowded counters. In fact, the real challenge is how to taste as much as you can before you get completely full. The Budapest Advent is a must both for those who have not tried it yet and for those who already know it, and if it is combined with some sightseeing and possibly a pleasant bath, it gives a spiritual feeling that will surely help you through the gloomy days of the cold months.