2010. AUGUST 11-16., ÓBUDAI-SZIGET Sziget 2010 – the best week of the year

Sziget will present two unmissable mega-concerts on the now traditional “Day 0” which this year falls on 10 August. A Jamaican fiesta ‘The Celebration of Reggae and Ska’ will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the birth of Bob Marley on the Main stage, with established Hungarian names in the genre alongside international stars. On the World Music stage the biggest names in Hungarian rock and World Music will be paying a tribute to the memory of Tamás Cseh, revisiting the musical milestones of the legendary singer/songwriter who passed away last year.

The programme of the „Bartók + Vienna 2009” International Opera Festival, Miskolc that soon will be nine years old will offer to the audience works of composers that are related to the city of Vienna, besides the traditional Bartók repertoire.

Vármúzeum - Events 2010

The fortress of Eger, now a protected historic monument, is the site of the István Dobó Castle Museum. Permanent exhibitions cover the history of the castle, the underground fortification system (Casemates), while another exhibits the medieval forms of punishment. Carvings from the destroyed cathedral can be seen in the lapidarium, while the marble sarcophagus of István Dobó, the heroic captain of the fortress during the 1552 siege, can be found in the Heroes Hall.

The Art Gallery, also hosted in the castle, has one of the finest art collections in Hungary with works by Dutch, Italian, Austrian, and Hungarian masters.

2nd - 4th OF JUNE 2010

WHAT IS NATIONAL GALLOP?

• The Gallop is a celebration of Hungarian communities and traditions 

• The main purpose of this event is to revive the national tradition of horse riding, to enrich it with new meaning and to create a monumental cultural festival 
• The Gallop is a horse race that has a sense of history, building on Hungarian traditions, thus becoming a national cultural event that not only preserves traditions but at the same time creates new ones 

Pécs was awarded

the title of European Capital of Culture for the year 2010 by the European Union.

Beyond the concerts, exhibitions and fairs, Pécs is an amiable town of about 160 thousand inhabitants, that has stood in its present place, as the Gate to the Balkans, since Roman times.