From high-end travel journals to lifestyle magazines to architectural publications, the global media continues to adore Budapest for its alluring attractions, with a steady stream of in-depth articles promoting the city as one of Europe’s top travel destinations, while highlighting the inimitable urban attractions found around town. In the first six months of 2016, several online media giants, specialty websites, and up-and-coming blogs spread the word about the Hungarian capital, and now we present some of our favorite picks that most reflect the modern-day vibe of the Magyar metropolis.
Condé Nast Traveler
Last year, Budapest earned an impressive second-place finish in Condé Nast Traveler’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards among the best cities in the world, and ever since then the prestigious magazine extensively covers the Magyar metropolis. Earlier this year, the magazine featured the city among the premier sources for finding the planet’s finest chocolate, while later Budapest was included in a Condé Nast Traveler photo essay showcasing the 50 most beautiful places in Europe, and that was not all: in April, the Central Market Hall was listed on the website as one of world’s best street-food havens.
According to ELLE, Budapest is among the 10 most underrated cities in Europe to visit, and the fact that the city earned a flattering second place on the list of this prime lifestyle magazine makes us forget about the rather misleading description that portrays the entirety of Buda as being “situated on the top of a steep hill”.
It’s not only leading magazines that recognize Budapest’s irresistible charm, but up-and-coming travel bloggers oftentimes brag about the city’s enthralling attractions, like Polish blogger Ewa, who talks about the legendary Hungarian-Polish friendship, the Chain Bridge, and recommends delicate local treats like goulash soup, and the aromatic Tokaj wines.
From hanging out in historic cafés to embarking on a retro rail ride to admiring eccentric design in several locations downtown, the Evening Standard provides ten reasons for the online audience to visit Budapest in 2016.
With all of those magnificent eye-candy edifices that shape the cityscape, including the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace or the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary, Budapest made it on the list by The Guardian as one of the ten best European cities for admiring Art Nouveau architecture.
The Huffington Post
Freelance journalist Christopher Jackson visited Budapest to capture the city’s inimitable vibe, and now anyone can relive familiar Budapest memories by scrolling through the writer’s expressive travel log on the Irish Independent, where he muses about the , the , and ’s farmer’s market.
As a fresh gastronomical project launched in Paris last year, La Liste highlights the 1,000 best restaurants in the world, and five of Budapest’s prestigious eateries – , , , , – made the culinary cut.
A Luxury Travel Blog
Providing handy information on the most luxurious hotels and the finest restaurants for high-end travelers, A Luxury Travel Blog boasts expert advice for a lavish foodie weekend in Budapest, navigating globetrotters to renowned Budapest eateries like , , or .
National Geographic Traveller
The leading online arts and lifestyle brand, Paste Magazine, makes its readers descend into Budapest’s subterranean world by demonstrating the city’s out-of-sight locales, like the Buda Castle Labyrinth, the , or two of Budapest’s underground caves.
This leading online magazine for food, drink, and travel selects the notable restaurant as Budapest’s most iconic eatery, a title earned by the place’s cozy atmosphere and top-quality Jewish-Hungarian dishes.
In an article published on Travel Channel’s website, Budapest earns a prestigious second place on a list that features Europe’s 15 most beautiful destinations to visit, while readers who plan a trip to the Hungarian capital are suggested to visit the , or to take a dip in the city’s revered .
The popular dating website WeLoveDates.com features Budapest as one of the 25 most romantic cities on Earth, and they certainly know this for a fact. The gorgeous settings, lively music scene, impressive architecture, and charming cafés earned Hungary’s capital seventh place.