33rd Floralia – Roman spring festival in Aquincum

10-12 May2024!

We’re organising the Roman spring festival for the 33rd time at the BHM Aquincum Museum, which turns 130!

This year, too, we are inviting visitors of all ages to our living history festival between 10 and 12 May. In the ancient Civil Town the toga-clad people of Rome take back control. Over the weekend, the archaeological park – dressed in flowers in honour of the goddess Flora’s festival – will be full of Roman citizens. The peace will be protected by the brave legionaries of the empire, but barbarian tribes are not going to be missing either.


FRIDAY (10 May 2024)

16:00-16:30 Living House of the Painter (in HU)
16:00-19:00 Arts and crafts: flower wreath/laurel wreath (arts and crafts ticket: 1500 HUF)
16:30-18:00 Enter three caves of the Unconquered Sun – visiting Mithras shrines in Aquincum (in HU)
17:00-17:20 Sacrifices
17:30-18:30 Aquincum130 – the uncovering of a Roman town – tour of the archaeological park (in HU)
17:30-18:30 Aquincum, as you’ve never heard it – concert and lecture on ancient music (in HU)
18:15-19:00 Wine adventures in Pannonia – wine tasting and lecture (4 course wine tasting ticket: 1500 HUF) (in HU)
18:30-20:00 Defence of Socrates (in HU)

SATURDAY-SUNDAY (11-12 May 2024)

10:00-12:00 Celtic warrior training for children
10:00-17:00 Find the itinerant fortune teller (in HU)
10:00-17:00 Roman school (in HU)
10:00-18:00 Living history and weapons demonstration at the camps of the re-enactors
10:00-18:00 Crafts demonstrations
10:00-18:00 Ancient fair
10:00-18:00 Coin minting
10:30-11:00 Muscle training Barbarian style
10:30-11:00 Medicinal herb walking tour (in HU)
10:30-11:00 Festival procession in honour of the goddess Flora
10:30-11:15 Step Back in Time: Exploring Roman Life in Aquincum – guided tour in English
10:30-17:30 Roman beauty parlour
11:00-11:30 Stories about Hermes – myths for kids (Saturday only) (in HU)
11:00-11:30 Mediterranean myths – myths for kids (Sunday only) (in HU)
11:00-11:45 Guided tour of the exhibition “Uncovered!…or there is still new under the earth” with the curator (in HU)
11:00-17:00 Archery
11:00-17:00 Test your courage
11:00-17:00 Family scavenger hunt (in HU)
11:00-17:00 Olympics
11:00-17:00 Arts and crafts: helmet-making
11:15-11:45 Audible past – The archaeology of music, presentation of ancient musical instruments (Sunday only)
11:30-12:15 Harpastum – Roman ball game demonstration
12:00-12:45 Guided tour of the new permanent exhibition “In the Shadow of the Roman eagle” with the curator (in HU)
12:15-13:45 Enter three caves of the Unconquered Sun – visiting Mithras shrines in Aquincum (in HU)
12:30-13:00 How did the Romans write? (in HU)
13:00-13:30 Roman trial (in HU)
13:00-13:30 Roman medical demonstration (in HU)
13:00-17:00 The priestess of Isis tells your future (in HU)
13:15-13:45 The deeds of Dionysus – myths for adults (Saturday only) (in HU)
13:15-13:45 Palamedes, the forgotten hero – myths for adults (Sunday only) (in HU)
13:30-14:00 Forum, or each artefact is a story (in HU)
13:30-13:50 Celtic HEMA
13:45-14:15 Gladiator demonstration
14:00-14:45 What do the stones tell us? Tour of the lapidarium(in HU)
14:00-16:00 Celtic warrior training for children
14:30-15:15 Stories of Phaedrus for kids (in HU)
14:30-15:00 Roman fashion show (in HU)
15:00-15:30 Mithras and the stars – presentation (in HU)
15:00-16:00 Aquincum, as you’ve never heard it – concert and lecture on ancient music(Saturday only) (in HU)
15:00-15:30 Roman funeral
15:30-16:30 Legions through the ages (in HU)
16:00-16:45 Initiation, and meeting Mithras in the 21st century (in HU)
16:00-16:30 Slave auction (in HU)
16:30-17:00 Marcus show (in HU)
16:30-17:00  Learn to speak Latin! – crash course for not just Romans (in HU)
17:00-17:30  Clash of the Romans and Barbarians
17:30-19:00 Defence of Socrates (Saturday only) (in HU)

We reserve the right to make changes to the programme.


Buy your ticket ONLINE or at the museum. At our ticket office you can also pay by OTP and MBH SZÉP-card.

Ticket prices
Adult: 2200 HUF/person/day
Adult (group of over 20 persons): 1800 HUF/person/day
Student/pensioner: 1100 HUF/person/day
Student/pensioner (group of over 10 persons): 900 HUF/person/day
Family (2 adults 2 children): 5500 HUF/family/day

The usual discounts are not valid.  The event can be visited free of charge by people with a Ukrainian passport or other documents proving their Ukrainian refugee status. The event can be further visited free of charge by journalists, people with disabilities and their companion (1 companion per person), visitors under the age of 6, visitors over the age of 70 and teachers accompanying school groups as well as tour guides accompanying tourist groups. Upon request, the eligibility for discounts must be verified at the venue.

Free entry for visitors with a valid address card with a permanent address in District 3. 

By entering the event premises, Visitors accept the Regulations.


Getting to the Aquincum Museum:

By public transportation:
Rail: Lines S76, Z72 Aquincum station.
HÉV suburban railway: Line H5, Kaszásdűlő and Aquincum stops.
Bus: Lines 34, 106 and 134, Záhony Street stop.  

By bicycle:
The car park of the museum can only be accessed via the Záhony Street gate, which can be reached from the south via the cycle path of Szentendrei Road or Ángel Sanz Briz Road, and from the north from the cycle path of Sujtás Street or Gázgyár Street.

By car:
The car park of the museum can only be accessed via the Záhony Street gate. The number of spaces at the museum car park are limited. We recommend using the parking spaces reserved for visitors of the event at the car park of the Auchan supermarket opposite the museum.

The Floralia is organised by the Budapest History Museum – Aquincum Museum and Archaeological Park and supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and the Óbuda Cultural Centre.


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Széchenyi 2020
Széchenyi 2020