Budapest Among 'World's Greatest Places' in New Time List
- 17 Mar 2023 9:08 AM
- Hungary Matters
The weekly with a readership of 50 million notes that the Hungarian capital is celebrating this year the 150th anniversary of the unification of Buda, Pest and Óbuda, three one-time settlements along the River Danube, with 100 programmes.
It notes that Chain Bridge will reopen to pedestrians in the autumn after more than two years of renovation and will have participants of the Budapest Marathon running next to and under the landmark bridge in October.
Among other programmes in the autumn, Time lists the open-air jubilee concert to be held in Heroes’ Square, the Cake of Budapest competition and a new exhibit on the identity of Budapest at the Budapest History Museum.
It notes the opening of the all-new Ethnography Museum, the House of Music Hungary, designed by Japanese start architect Sou Fujimoto, and the Hungarian State Opera after a renovation project completed last year.
"This year marks 150 years since three cities along the Danube—Buda, Óbuda, and Pest—united, forming the modern metropolis of Budapest. The Hungarian capital is celebrating its sesquicentennial with nearly 100 events extending through 2024," the magazine writes.
Time adds, "The city’s landmark Chain Bridge will reopen to pedestrians this fall after more than two years of reconstruction. In October, scores of spectators will cheer on participants in the Budapest Marathon as they run next to and under the famous bridge. Other anniversary events include an open-air jubilee concert in Heroes’ Square in September; and a new exhibit on the identity of Budapest at the Budapest History Museum".
Also it notes that, " A slate of new hotels will house anniversary visitors. The W Budapest is set to open directly across from the opera house in July. The historic Klotild Palace will be converted into the St. Regis Hotel Budapest. And the Dorothea Hotel, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, will debut on Vörösmarty Square".
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