BUDAPEST

Spice of Europe

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You will find interesting cultural events and entertainment venues in Budapest.

Budapest is a continually renewing city, one of Europe’s safest capitals.

The economy is pounding, the culture is sparkling, the gastronomy is more and more exciting, the location is dazzling as the Danube runs through the city, dividing it to two well-recognisable parts, the hills of Buda and the flat part of Pest. Budapest is located right in the middle of the continent, easily accessible from anywhere, overland, on water or in the air. Beautiful, vibrant and special – it is full of growth potential.

Budapest is set to become a new hub for Europe that offers high quality of life for its residents and visitors. The home and engine for innovation is constantly attracting investors, economic actors, a fertilizing forum for future scientific, political thinking, dialogue, authentic space for the birth and presentation of cultural works. The place that hosts more and more major international events, the growing universities attract more domestic and foreign students, where we can live inspirational, safe and user-friendly urban life.

As the capital of Hungary, the city plays a central role in the country’s life. Not just because it is geographically in the centre of Hungary but, because many of the political and economic institutions were established there. Regarding transportation, most of the key transportation hubs are concentrated there, all the highways and main railroads are leading to the capital (as of today, the system’s main hub is Budapest with a star-like road-map.

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Your journey starts here. You will find interesting cultural events
and entertainment venues in Budapest.

Budapest is the home of many international sport events and aquatics are one of the most welcomed sports in the capital.

The traditions can be originated from the bathing culture in Budapest as it has numerous baths and natural sources producing warm spring-waters. This prompted the construction of the Alfred Hajos Pool back in 1930, the first indoor competition pool in Europe, which was filled by warm water from the neighbouring natural source enabling the Hungarian swimmers and water polo players to train and practice during winter time as well which was an exceptional opportunity in the 30s compared to other parts of the continent. That created an outstanding base for the aquatic disciplines which was converted into brilliant results in the 50s and that further strengthened the outstanding popularity of swimming and water polo.

Relying on this historical background, the swimming culture and the outstanding heritage, the present days see another boom in aquatics in all aspects. After several editions of the European Championships between 2006 and 2014, the FINA World Championships put the aquatic disciplines to another dimension. As the existing infrastructure was completely refurbished and the new complex was constructed, both the competitive and recreational pool-related activities enjoyed a tremendous boost. A significant jump of children engagement was recorded (20% rise in the number of registered young athletes), and the fans’ appetite also grew for aquatic events, attendance figures both for national and international meets have never been so high as in the post-World Championships years, a brilliant example when we are talking about a major event’s heritage.

Ever since Budapest hosts a series of FINA events in the various disciplines, drawing thousands of spectators on peak days of each of those meets.

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Aerial Budapest cityscape form Gellert Hill.

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