The Hungarian capital has achieved a new remarkable acknowledgement in an international ranking, according to which, Budapest is the 29th best city in the world.
The British Time Out magazine quizzed 27,000 city-dwellers to rank the best cities in the world. The Time Out Survey started in March this year and the final list – which was also reviewed by the magazine’s writers and other professionals – was published on Wednesday.
Accordingly, Budapest became the 29th best city in the world in the ranking, following Paris (28th) and preceding Abu Dhabi in the 30th place.
The paragraph about the Hungarian capital highlights the amazing architecture of the capital, thanks to which, 72% of the locals describe Budapest as ‘beautiful’ in the Time Out Survey. The article also notes that the popular nightclubs in Budapest’s downtown were closed due to the pandemic, and the city’s social life shifted away from the city center to the green areas. The picturesque Buda hills attracted even more hikers than before and more people went to the river for a drink or a picnic in the parks. By the ease of epidemiological restrictions, people could socialize first in the exterior areas on bar, restaurant and café terraces. The article also highlights that
recently there are several plans on how these outdoor hangouts could be developed, such as pedestrianising the banks of the Danube by Parliament.
As the Hungarian news portal Telex reports, there is always a section in the reviews that describes what is in that city that we wish could be found elsewhere. In the case of Budapest, these are the hills where you can go hiking, as well as the green areas along the Danube with parks, bars and in some places even beaches.
The top five on the Time Out list are San Francisco, Amsterdam, Manchester, Copenhagen and New York. The full list can be viewed HERE.