Tradition and Culture

Hungarian Folk Art Days


Continental Hotel Budapest****, which is located in the historic district of Pest, seeks to present the elements of Hungarian folk culture to its foreign and local guests.


Those who are interested will have the opportunity to buy the products of exhibiting craftsmen and folk artists, take part in craft workshops, and try the tastes of traditional Hungarian cuisine in the restaurant of the hotel. Participants can get familiar with Hungarian folk dances, traditional Hungarian folk costumes and contemporary clothes inspired by folklore.


In the Budapest hall, our guests can learn how Budapest has become a city of spas, how the imposing present-day hotel, which has been welcoming guests since 2010, has been built from the ruins of the former Hungaria spa and Continental Hotel.

Place of the event: 1074 Budapest, Dohány street 42-44.



Programme – Friday, 22 November 2013

15:00 p.m. – Vendors start selling their products.
17:00 p.m.– Opening speech by the owner and executive of Continental Hotel Budapest
17:10 p.m.– Speech by an invited guest
17:20 p.m.– Programme information, introduction of vendors
17:30 p.m.- Answering the questions asked by the press
17:45 p.m.– Music by Kóbor Zengő Band
18:30 p.m.– Nóra Fehér sings, Adony Folk Dance Group and Vadvirág Folk Dance Group folk costume & dance show
20:30 p.m.– Teaching of dances, folk dance party
The party lasts until 22:00 p.m.!


Hungarian-style menu in ARAZ restaurant

Date: 22-23 November 2013. On both days, from 12:00 p.m. to 23:00 p.m.


Programme – Saturday 23 November 2013
9.00 a.m. – Vendors start selling their products.
From 11:00 a.m. to 17.00 p.m. in Budapest Hall  
Revived past:  Continental Hotel Budapest **** Superior
in former Hungaria Spa and Continental Hotel location
Projected presentations on the history of the House (with guided tours in the building)
11:00 a.m. -17.00 p.m. BUDAPEST Hall


11:00 a.m. Budapest, the city of spas
Our spa culture: public baths, iron baths and medicinal baths in Budapest
Szilvia Czinege sales and marketing manager, Budapest Spas Plc.   
Afterlife of a spa and a hotel – Hungaria Spa and Continental Hotel today, revived from their ruins
Projected presentations on the history of the House with a guided tour in the building led by the builders
13:00 p.m. Before 2009

Mihály Ráday art historian
14:00 p.m.

Ferenc Bor, art historian
Attila Páhi metal restorer
15:00 p.m. "Protection of value and the value of protection in seemingly impossible situations."
Péter Vékony, director of the architecture office Nirmana
Péter Hegedűs, architect, PETUR STUDIO             
16:00 p.m.’Tradition and innovation’
A lecture on the Zsolnay ceramics decorating the baths by art historian Éva Csenkey


14:00 p.m. -17.00 p.m. – Craft workshops in the halls, exhibition of modern folk costumes in the lobby
17:00 p.m. – Programme information, introduction of vendors
17:30 p.m. – Performance by musician Ferenc Gulyás  and singer Nóra Fehér
18:45 p.m. – Music by Buda Folk Band
19:30 p.m. – Dance performance by Boróka Dance Group
20:30 p.m. - Teaching of dances, folk dance party
The party lasts until 22:00 p.m.!


Arrival: Departure:
Travelling with children?

139 €

Gourmet package

Enjoy the special tastes of our fine dining Restaurant, the ARAZ! The gourmet package is a must for all fans of the modern art of cuisine. The package offers a special 4-course menu with a special selection of hungarian wines!


119 €

Pampering days

Relax and pamper yourself in our hotel with the offer of 3 nights stay in standard room, unlimited use of the Wellness area, lavish breakfast, 1 hour massage & 30 min beauty spa treatment, and fresh fruits and mineral water in every morning.