4 Incentive Hours in Budapest: Belle Époque, then and now

The Queen of the Danube is a place where visitors can spend more than 4 hours without breaking a sweat. The Hungarian capital offers a host of enticing incentive experiences for one or more days. Even if you only have a few hours, Budapest always has something in store. At Conventa’s Try Before You Buy event in Budapest, attendees experienced four intriguing programmes in just four hours. The hands-on experience gives event organisers a taste of what to offer their event attendees. Between 1 and 2 September 2023, we discovered some of the city’s most unusual event venues. The programme was organised by the Budapest Convention Bureau in UNDERGUIDE Travel DMC agency – and Event Experience (DMC).

Experience true Wonders! –  Belle Époque, then and now

On this tour, attendees take the beautiful Millennium Underground (it was the first metro line in continental Europe and the second one in the world) to the area of Heroes Square & City Park (Városliget) to enjoy the unique breeze and atmosphere of the Belle Époque of Budapest and to be fascinated by the newly formed „Liget project”, Europe’s largest and most ambitious urban-cultural development, which envisions the complete renewal of Budapest’s iconic public park.

Guest visit the Museum of Fine Arts, sink under the wonder of the Hungarian wellsprings at the world-famous Széchenyi Thermal bath, and enjoy the waves of the sounds at the exceptional architecture-designed House of Music.

  • Type of experience: Guided, walking tour
  • Wow factor: Spectacular underground metro, a good practice case in sustainable mobility

While traversing the colourful streets of Budapest, strewn with imposing buildings from the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, visitors are likely to stumble upon outlandish event venues that can host any event. At every turn, you will see one of the imposing edifices from the Belle Époque. We have listed a few of our favourites.

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts, opened in 1906, is reputed to be among Europe’s most prominent museums. Its multi-faceted collections and their historical continuity earn it a prestigious place among public collections.

House of Music

The House of Music Hungary, a unique and complex institution of musical initiation and the venue for the country’s first comprehensive exhibition presenting the history of music, opened in the City Park in January 2022.

Museum of Ethnography                     

The new home of the Museum of Ethnography realised as part of the Liget Budapest Project, welcomes visitors with its spectacular exhibitions and impressive and sustainably-oriented design.

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