After Travel+Leisure, another travel magazine mentioned Budapest in a highly positive light. The Hungarian capital has made it to Condé Nast Traveller’s list of the most beautiful and luxurious new hotels.
At the beginning of January, a New York-based travel magazine, Travel+Leisure, included Budapest in its article titled “The 50 Best Places to Travel to in 2022”. Now, another travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveller, gave Budapest an honorary title: it featured the capital in a list that enumerates the most luxurious new hotels all around the world.
As we can read in Travelo’s article, every year, Condé Nast Traveller, the London-based luxury travel magazine, compiles a list of the best and most luxurious newly opened hotels. For the latest, 26th edition, 96 hotels were included in the list – and one of them is the Hungarian capital.
This year’s list was an unusual one: restaurants, culture, transport, and other aspects were taken into account in the analysis to find the top seven destinations for affluent travellers in 2022.
The list contains 7 destinations, one of which is Budapest. The “sophisticated” city, according to the magazine, has the feel of the Belle Époque, i.e., the turn of the 20th century.
The author mentions the Buda Castle, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Opera House, and the hotel which helped Budapest make it to the list: the Matild Palace. The Palace includes a luxury hotel, a Michelin-star restaurant, a cabaret, and a sky bar with a breath-taking view of the city.
“The nickname Paris of the East has never resonated more,”
said the writer of the article.
Apart from the aforementioned attractions, we wholeheartedly recommend you to check out the following places in Budapest:
The building of the Parliament is one of the largest buildings in the country. As The Crazy Tourist writes, there are tours of certain areas of the building that are available daily and in different languages.
Heroes’ Square is the largest square in Budapest in district XIV, and in a narrower sense, it marks the Millennium Monument. Heroes’ Square, together with Andrássy Avenue in front of it, is a World Heritage Site.
Apart from two hotels, restaurants, sports and bathing facilities, the open-air stage, and the Margaret Island water tower, there are no buildings on the island. This is due to the fact that the whole island is in fact a huge park, with medieval sacral architecture, sculptural alleys, small ponds, a fountain, and a zoo.
The House of Terror Museum is a museum dedicated to the victims of 20th-century dictatorships, located at 60 Andrássy Avenue in Budapest. The museum contains exhibitions on the Fascist and Communist regimes in Hungary and commemorates the victims of these regimes, including those who were detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building.
St. Stephen’s Basilica is a Neo-Renaissance cathedral in Budapest. It is one of the most important Ecclesiastical buildings in Hungary, along with the Basilica of Esztergom. With a height of 96 metres, it is one of the tallest buildings in the country and the second-tallest in the capital, after the Parliament.
The Great Market Hall is the Hungarian capital’s most famous marketplace. The building is one of the finest examples of Hungarian historicist brick architecture. The Great Market Hall is extremely famous among locals and tourists alike.
The Széchenyi Thermal Bath is one of the largest bath complexes in Europe and the largest medicinal bath on the continent. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs, with temperatures of 74 °C (165 °F) and 77 °C (171 °F). The spa offers a range of treatments, and there are also hospitals that operate during the day.
In these recent articles of ours, you can find other interesting and exciting things you can try or visit in Budapest and in Hungary.
Source: Travelo, The Crazy Tourist, Wikipedia