Budapest named European Best Destination 2019

The competition is now in its tenth year, with this yearʼs competition receiving a record of more than half a million of votes (515,375) from 153 countries, as well as more than 140,000 shares of the voting page on social networks. The competitionʼs website praises Budapestʼs rich architectural and historical heritage, while also lauding its culture, gastronomy, and thermal baths. "The pearl of the Danube is not only the best European destination, it is also one of the most beautiful and safest cities in the world," European Best Destinations notes. "Budapest offers the elegance of Paris, the architectural heritage of Vienna, the charm of Porto, Stockholm’s gentle way of life."

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