Budapest is the second best city in Europe
Posted by Mia Balogh · Nov 13, 2014

Travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler asked the readers about the best cities in Europe. In their Readers’ Choice Awards, Budapest got the flattering second place, with 83 727 votes and lovely critique from the magazine’s editors.

We already know that Budapest is one of the best cities of the world. So we are not very surprised to see that our capital is chosen the second best city in the world, according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. The well-known travel magazine asked their readers to vote, and they published their list, called Readers’ Choice Awards recently. On this list, topped by the Italian city, Florence, Budapest is the second one, followed by Prague, Rome and Barcelona.

The editors of the travel magazine added their critique to all the cities in the top 10. They wrote that in Budapest, they love to sneak away from the tourist attractions for some cafe and spa culture. New York Kávéház and the Gerbeaud are must-visits, as are the spas built in the 16th and 17th century, for example Rudas and Király. “These places are full of wonderful touches like roaring granite lion heads spewing out warm mineral water. If you can muscle out the Hungarian grandma from her prized spot (because you know it’s the prized spot), then you’ve found nirvana” – says contributing editor Matt Hranek.

The best European cities according to Condé Nast Traveler’s readers:

1. Florence, Italy

2. Budapest, Hungary

3. Prague, Czech Republic

4. Rome, Italy

5. Barcelona, Spain

6. Kraków, Poland

7. Vienna, Austria

8. Siena, Italy

9. Salzburg, Austria

10. Bruges, Belgium


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