Budapest news and events 22-28 June 2020
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- All farmer's markets are now operational. On the Pest side, the Pancs and the Zugló bread community, in Buda the Czakó, the MOM Organic Market, and the Római are open. There is a new competitor on the Buda side, Pasarét Bistro has also launched its market.
- Guided tours at the Opera are on-again at 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm daily, including a short concert.
- The National Museum has reopened. You can view the exhibitions from 10 am to 6 pm by buying tickets online.
- Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center reopens on Tuesday, 23 June. Learn about available exhibitions on their webpage.
- Puskin, Toldi, Tabán, Kino Cafe, and Corvin art-cinemas will open on Thursday and will be screening without restrictions from now on.
- From now on, you can visit not only the outdoor showrooms but also the animal houses at Budapest Zoo. The Palm House, Aquarium, Crocodile House, Australian House, Vombathouse, Australian Trail Indoor Showroom, Xantus House, Waterfront House, India House, Poisonous House, Savannah House, Anthropoid House will be open, and the Magic Mountain inside the Great Rock.
- Opus Jazz Club will reopen as a concert venue from 2 July. On Thursday, the Subtones band, led by trumpet player Gábor Subicz, will be the first to perform after the opening, presenting their new album, Octopus.
- The Museum of Fine Arts welcomes visitors back again in the regular opening hours. In addition to the permanent ones, a new temporary exhibition opens titled The age of Durer – 15th- and 16th-century German drawings from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts. However, the Romanesque Hall is temporarily closed due to technical reasons.
- On Wednesday, the KULTIK Terrace opened its doors on the roof of Corvin Plaza. They are screening premiere films every night from 9 pm. You can watch movies in English there, with Hungarian subtitles.
- Enjoy live concerts from the safety of your car by Müpa's Drive-in Concert Cinema. Open 1-25 July.
- A photo exhibition about American actress Marilyn Monroe and French fashion designer Coco Chanel opened on Friday at Mai Manó House. The photos are the work of American photographer Douglas Kirkland.
Trains to Balaton
MÁV-Start Zrt. have introduced their summer train schedule. Trains will run more frequently to Lake Balaton from now on. The company introduced two new ticket types: Balaton 24 and Balaton 72, which will provide unlimited travel in the vicinity of Lake Balaton for 24 and 72 hours from the date of purchase.