Easter Opening Hours 2019

The Easter and Pessach holiday is approaching again, therefore in this blog article we are sharing the most important opening hours of shops, museums, thermal baths and so on, to make it easier for you to plan your stay in Budapest! Let’s see!

First of all, let us share that ALL OUR FREE TOURS WILL RUN during the whole holiday, no break in showing you our beautiful city! 😊 They run according to the spring and summer schedule that you can find updated here on our website and in the previous blog article as well. Feel free to contact us for any more details.

April 19th – Good Friday (bank holiday)

SHOPS are closed.
MUSEUMS are open, except Mai Mano – House of Photography Museum.
THERMAL BATHS: No closures, normal opening hours.
Széchenyi, Lukacs and Rudas thermal baths: 6:00am-10.00pm
Gellért Thermal Bath: 6:00am-6:00pm
Király Thermal Bath: 9:00am-9:00pm
OTHER IMPORTANT PLACES:
Dohany Synagogue : closed ( Seder night)
Matthias Church: 9:00am-2:30pm open for visitors
Parliament is open throughout Easter 8:00am-4:00pm
Central Market and other food markets are closed
Street vendors sell Easter souvenirs and traditional Easter snacks around the city center.

April 20th Saturday

Most of the SHOPS are open. 9:00am-1:00pm, shopping malls are all open.
RESTAURANTS are open
MUSEUMS are open, except Mai Mano – House of Photography Museum.
THERMAL BATHS : No closures, normal opening hours
Széchenyi, Lukacs and Rudas thermal baths: 6:00am-10:00pm
Gellért Thermal Bath: 6:00am-6:00pm
Király Thermal Bath: 9:00am-9:00pm
OTHER IMPORTANT PLACES:
Dohany Synagogue is closed.
Matthias Church: Open for visitors. Holy Easter Mass at 6.00pm
Parliament is open throughout Easter 8:00am-4:00pm
Grand Central Market and other food markets are open 6:00am-3:00pm
Street vendors sell Easter souvenirs and traditional Easter snacks around the center.

April 21st Sunday

SHOPS are closed. Smaller seven-eleven stores, RESTAURANT and cafes should be open as usual.
MUSEUMS are open, except Mai Mano – House of Photography Museum and Robert Capa Photography Museuem
THERMAL BATHS: No closure, normal opening hours
Széchenyi, Lukacs and Rudas thermal baths: 6:00am-10:00pm
Gellért thermal bath: 6:00am-6:00pm
Király thermal bath: 9:00am-9:00pm
OTHER IMPORTANT PLACES:
Churches are open all day long.
Dohany Synagogue: closed
Matthias Church: 1:00pm-5:00pm open for visitors
Parliament is open throughout Easter 8:00am-4:00pm
Grand Central Market and other food markets are closed.
Street vendors sell Easter souvenirs and traditional Easter snacks around the center.

April 22nd Monday

SHOPS, Supermarket chains, shopping malls, post offices and plazas are closed. Seven-eleven shops (24 hour shops) are open.
RESTAURANTS, pubs and bars are open.
MUSEUMS are open except National Museum, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art
THERMAL BATHS are open as normal.
Széchenyi, Lukacs and Rudas thermal baths: 6:00am-10:00pm
Gellért thermal bath: 6:00am-6:00pm
Király thermal bath: 9:00am-9:00pm
OTHER IMPORTANT PLACES:
Churches are open all day long.
Dohany Synagogue: closed
Matthias Church: 1:00pm-5:00pm open for visitors
Parliament is open throughout Easter
Grand Central Market and other food markets are closed.
Street vendors sell Easter souvenirs and traditional Easter snacks around the center.

There is also an Art, Folk and Gastro Festival and Bazaar going on in Budapest.
On the Pest side of the river Danube you can find it at these locations: Vigado square – Danube Promenade – Deak Ferenc / Varoshaza ter downtown area – Hungarian Agricultural Museum area (Behind Heroes’ Square) – Fővám tér: Grand Central Market area
Ont he Buda side of the river Danube: Buda Castle district: Royal Palace area

We hope you will be having a nice time during the holidays in Budapest and we are waiting for you to join our free tours on the Elisabeth square, close to the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel (please find our Facebook page: „Free Budapest Walking Tours” for more details and pictures of the exact meeting point!) See you soon! 😊