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If you like handmade crafts, you will surely like the jubilee exhibition at the Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest.

There is a temp exhibition displaying the prize winners of a craftsmanship contest in Hungary: the ‘Hungarian Crafts Masterpiece’ (Magyar Kézműves Remek) is a prize given by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce to the most beautiful handmade Hungarian crafts every year.

Blue & white plates by Mrs Vasas Karolyne potter, winner of the Hungarian Crafts Masterpiece prize

Plates by Mrs Vasas Karolyne, winner of the Hungarian Crafts Masterpiece prize

The award winning masterpieces of traditional Hungarian craftsmanship are on display from April 27 to May 20 at the beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle by the Heroes square, in the City Park.

Opening hours of the exhibition: Tue – Sun 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)
Entrance fee: adults: 1100 HUF, kids and pensioners: 550 HUF.

The prize was established in 2002, hence the jubilee exhibition celebrating the best of the traditional Hungarian craftsmanship at the 10th anniversary of the Hungarian Crafts – Masterpiece prize. Hungarian potters, basket weavers, lace makers, embroidery makers, musical instrument makers, knife makers, etc. are awarded for the excellent quality of a masterpiece and for the preservation of using traditional techniques in making the authentic Hungarian crafts.

What else can you find in the castle? Vajdahunyad Castle is in fact where the Hungarian Agricultural Museum resides, with a rich permanent exhibition showing how Hungarians lived, dressed, ate, bred horses, kept livestock, etc. many decades ago.