The 26th Budapest Pride March is free again, free of cordons! The route of the March: Madách Square - Astoria - Kálvin Square - Fővám Square - Szabadság Bridge - Szent Gellért Quay - Döbrentei Square - Tabán. You can enter or leave at any of the points below.
And how should you arrive? We would recommend that you take metro lines 1 and 2 to Deák tér and approach Madách from there, or arrive from Astoria. If you are coming from Nyugati tér and Oktogon, you would rather get on the Földalatti.
Bring some water with you - leave the glass bottles at home, we can't let them in - sunscreen, a colorful flag, a creative banner, an umbrella, some snacks and what's even more important in Tabán, a mosquito repellent!
Before, during and shortly after the March, the car traffic on the affected route will be suspended, and the BKKs public service will also be diverted, please get some information about this before departure!
You can enter or leave at any of the points below.
- Rumbach Sebestyén Street - Madách corner right and left side
- From the corner of Király Street - Asbóth Street
- From the corner of Király Street - Károly Boulevard
- Tobacco shop at Károly
Between Madách tér and Astoria
- Bárczy István Street
- The crossing at Városháza park
- Dob Street
- Corner of Dohány Street - Wesselényi Street
- Astoria OTP Bank
- Astoria Burger King
Between Astoria és Kálvin Square
- Ferenczy István utca
- Bródy Sándor utca
- Nemzeti Múzeum
- Múzeum utca
- Kecskeméti utca
Between Kálvin Square és Szabadság Bridge
- The corner of Baross Street - Kálvin Square, near Erste bank
- Üllői Street
- Ráday Street
- Királyi Pál Street
- Lónyay Street
- Pipa Street
- Sóház Street
After Szabadság Bridge, on Szent Gellért Quay, and before Tabán:
- Szent Gellért Square - near the bicycle line
- Szent Gellért Square - near to the hotel
- Behind Rudas Bath
- Underway at Erzsébet Bridge
- Cornver of Friedrich Born Quay - Döbrentei Square
From Tabán, you can leave the site on Apród Street and Attila Street - Szarvas Square.
And please study the rules of the Pride march! https://budapestpride.com/news/the-26th-budapest-pride-marchs-rules-of-the-house
Anti-LGBTQ protests during the 26th Budapest Pride March
Unfortunately, every year, the events of Budapest Pride are disrupted by anti-LGBTQ protesters, who try to arouse fear and also want to draw the media's attention to themselves. This year is no different. We would like to draw your attention to these protests and suggest that you avoid them during and after the event.
At the same time, there is no reason for fear or panic. The police are securing our event in large numbers, they are blocking the protesters with live force and cordons in the dangerous parts, and our security guides and mobile teams are also extremely prepared for any attempts.We monitor our entry points and those mobile teams can easily and quickly reach the critical point. Don’t worry about the long list, presumably they can only hold 2-3 demonstrations as the same people can’t be everywhere and their original goal with the many announcements was to make the March impossible.
We would recommend that you take metro lines 1 and 2 to Deák Tér and approach Madách from there, or arrive from Astoria. If you are coming from Nyugati tér and Oktogon, you would rather board the Földalatti. Avoid the area around the Erzsébet híd and the Andrássy and Bajcsy-Zsilinszky roads before the start of the march.
In the spirit of this, however, pay close attention to the following places, if you can choose another direction for your arrival, or departure between 10:00 and 19:00.
- Around Kelenhegyi út 4, at the Gellért Hotel,
- On the north and south sides of Fővám tér
- On the section of Andrássy út between Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út and Vörösmarty utca, and between Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út and Nyugati tér
- At Döbrentei tér, at the statue of Queen Elizabeth,
- In the area in front of the Lutheran church in Deák Ferenc tér
Additional anti-LGBTQ demonstrations have been announced
- At Szabad sajtó útja
- Kossuth Lajos tér,
- Clark Ádám tér
- Széchenyi tér
- Ferenciek tere,
- Nyugati tér,
- Szabadság tér,
- Blaha Lujza tér,
- and to the parking lot on Kvassay Jenő út, next to Budapest Park.
You can find these places on the attached map.
The more we are, the stronger we are. In numbers, in mood, and in love, in tolerance, lies our power. Together we can claim our future back!