BUDAPEST, THE MANY-FACED CITY

Ever seen a movie based in Paris or Moscow? Well, it was probably filmed in Budapest. 

The sight of a movie crew taking over a whole street in Budapest isn’t too unusual. In fact, it usually triggers some intense speculation into which A-list Hollywood star is in town.

If you’ve watched blockbusters such as Blade Runner 2049, Red Sparrow, Atomic Blonde, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Spy Game or The Martian, you will have already witnessed what Budapest has to offer. Due to its grand architectural diversity, Budapest is often dressed as Moscow, Berlin, London or New York.

 Most of Red Sparrow was filmed in Budapest and Hungary, but also Bratislava, Vienna and London appear in the movie.

Most of Red Sparrow was filmed in Budapest and Hungary, but also Bratislava, Vienna and London appear in the movie.

 The opening sequence was filmed at the magnificent Opera House in Budapest.

The opening sequence was filmed at the magnificent Opera House in Budapest.

 The meetup with Russian gangster, Dimitry, in Red Sparrow was filmed on location in the vintage Hotel Boscolo.

The meetup with Russian gangster, Dimitry, in Red Sparrow was filmed on location in the vintage Hotel Boscolo.

 Budapest, supplies the street views of Berlin in Spy Game with Robert Redford and Brad Pitt.

Budapest, supplies the street views of Berlin in Spy Game with Robert Redford and Brad Pitt.

 Ridley Scott’s The Martian sees Matt Damon play a stranded astronaut surviving on Mars, but filming took place right here on planet Earth, at Korda Studios near Budapest.

Ridley Scott’s The Martian sees Matt Damon play a stranded astronaut surviving on Mars, but filming took place right here on planet Earth, at Korda Studios near Budapest.

 Blade Runner 2049 location: K's (Ryan Gosling) apartment block in Los Angeles was filmed in Budapest.

Blade Runner 2049 location: K's (Ryan Gosling) apartment block in Los Angeles was filmed in Budapest.