In an annual survey done by Lonely Planet, Budapest was voted second in a list compiling the best value cities to visit in 2020. The list highlights the best cities to visit on a budget that are extremely gratifying for their value.
The section on Budapest highlights all of its selling points that include, but are not limited to, the array of thermal baths the city has to offer, the “edgier” Ruin Bars in atmospheric old buildings, Wine Bars, and fascinating café culture. They also insisted on providing the right spots for your Instagram pictures. Although the whole city is incredibly picturesque, Keleti Pályaudvar, the railway station, seemed to be the top choice for a great photo op.
Budapest tops the list in terms of European destinations but comes in second overall, just behind Indonesia, and precedes Madhya Pradesh, India and Buffalo, New York.
Other European destinations in the list are Belgrade, Serbia praised for its budget-friendly partying circuit at the Danube and Athens, Greece, for obvious reasons like the Acropolis; after all, it has been touched by the gods.
As for Budapest, Lonely Planet calls it “one of the most rewarding on your pocket, while serving up highlights memorable enough to rank high on continental explorers’ lists of big-hitters.” It also hails the city’s renowned Café Culture and recommends a stroll around city’s many Art Nouveau wonders.
With such glowing reviews and plentiful recommendations, Budapest should be a must visit and on top of everyone’s Travel Bucket List. So when are you visiting Budapest?