24 destinations that have a lot to celebrate in 2024


24 destinations that have a lot to celebrate in 2024

Faithful to its tradition for several years, the powerful flight and hotel search engine, has compiled a list of those places that have something to celebrate: anniversaries, cultural or sports celebrations, events, openings, new museums and attractions... last through 2024. Many reasons to take a trip, short or long, and discover all that the world has to offer.

1. Tartu (Estonia) - European Capital of Culture 2024

Culture 2024 is the main event in Estonia and the largest regional cooperation project between Tartu and South Estonia. It aims to offer more than 1000 events for people of all ages. The year-long program presents the story of Survival Arts: the knowledge, skills and values that will help to lead a good life in the future. 

On the one hand, it is a major cultural celebration that hopes to attract one million visitors from Estonia and abroad, and on the other, it is an opportunity to include as many people as possible in laying the groundwork for long-term change in the region by marking the occasion with a year of events, from classical concerts and film screenings to cutting-edge outdoor art installations. 

One of the highlights will be Kissing Tartu, a nod to the city's Kissing Students fountain. Its roster of events will celebrate the joy of kissing, with a kissing demonstration taking place in City Hall Square and broadcast live. 

2. Bad Ischl (Austria) - European Capital of Culture 2024

Bad Ischl and the Salzkammergut region in Upper Austria are presenting their cultural diversity in 2024 under the motto "Culture is the new salt". In addition to the attractions of Bad Ischl, such as the Kaiservilla, the summer residence of Emperor Franz I and the popular Sissi, and its imperial-style buildings and parks, 23 municipalities will be included in the bid for the first time in history. In addition to the past and present, the 2024 European Capital of Culture program also explores the future prospects of the region and its relationship to Europe and the world, connected and strengthened by art and culture. Each place radiates a characteristic atmosphere in which to immerse oneself, it is not unusual that these environments inspired part of the work of the brilliant Gustav Klimt and that many of his floral landscapes were painted here and also attracted great composers such as Brahms or Schubert. 

Divided into four strands, the 2024 program presents new ideas for the future and shows the diversity of traditional and contemporary art and culture. The fusion of architecture, culture and tradition reflects the city's history and artistic diversity with a vision for the future. In addition, in 2024, Upper Austria celebrates the birthday of its most influential composer, Anton Bruckner. Celebrations will take place in numerous cities, towns and villages in the region. 

3. Bodø (Norway) - European Capital of Culture 2024

Bodø is the first European Capital of Culture north of the Arctic Circle. The year, which will open on February 3, will be filled with 1,000 cultural events and the program will follow the light throughout the year in the Arctic. 

It will be the largest cultural event in Norway in more than a decade where there will be opportunities to participate in a dynamic variety of Sami events, lose yourself in fascinating concerts, explore captivating art exhibitions and be fascinated by performances that convey the unique experiences and deep history of the Sami people and the region.

More than 100 major new cultural projects have been presented, including music, dance, theater, magazines, art, gastronomy, literature, outdoor activities and sports. What is most important is not the size of the events, but the breadth and diversity.  

4. Oviedo (Spain) - Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2024

The fabada, cider, cachopo, its incomparable cheeses and excellent seafood, have been important arguments to be the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy, recognition granted by the Spanish Federation of Journalists and Tourism Writers, in collaboration with Hostelería de España. With its slogan "Oviedo, cuisine that conquers", the city wants to conquer the Spanish palate. 

Candidate for the third time, its tireless mayor, Alfredo Canteli, indicates that "Oviedo will be a great gastronomic capital, we have prepared for it, the sector wants it and supports it thoroughly", with the arrival of the AVE to the principality it will be easier to visit it. The capital of the Principality of Asturias, a city of just over 220,000 inhabitants, hopes to take advantage of this opportunity to promote its gastronomic facet, relying on its contemporary cider houses and restaurants. Among the many activities that will take place this year, the Euro-Toques Assembly stands out, which will take place on April 21 and 22 and will bring together 200 of the best chefs in the capital of Asturias. The program of activities will include a free tasting of Asturian cheeses open to all residents.  

5. Sintra Parks (Portugal) - "Best Cultural Destination".

Nominated for the first time to the World Luxury Travel Awards, the Parks of Sintra, in Portugal, won the award for 'Best Cultural Destination' in the world. This distinction, which contributes to consolidate Sintra as a cultural destination of international reference, recognizes the high quality of the work that the company carries out to preserve and enhance the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. 

In the last decade, the parks and monuments managed by Sintra Parks received some 25 million visits. Nominees for the 133 categories of the World Luxury Travel Awards were grouped into five themes - "Air," "Water," "Land," "Destination" and "Lifestyle" - and are determined by an independent jury, whose choices are based on visitors' comments on their experience. The evaluation takes into account factors such as excellence in service, attention to detail and efficiency, among many others.  

6. Cairo (Egypt) - Inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum

First it was said that it would be inaugurated in 2022, celebrating the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and the bicentenary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, then in 2023 and now it seems that it will definitely be in 2024, after more than a decade of construction; in fact the first private visits have already been authorized. 

If the plan comes to fruition, the new Grand Egyptian Museum, on the outskirts of Cairo, on the Giza plateau, and next to the Pyramids will be the largest archaeological museum in the world and will house more than 100,000 pieces, of which 4,549 will be from the tomb of the famous King Tutankhamun. The Great Egyptian Museum is expected to receive around 15,000 visitors per day, three times the number of people who visit the current museum daily. This will equate to more than 5 million visitors per year. 

7. Malmö (Sweden) - Hosts the Eurovision Song Contest

Malmö, Sweden's third largest city and capital of the south, will host the final of the Eurovision Song Contest on May 11 and the semi-finals will also take place there on May 7 and 9. Malmö was chosen after a robust city bidding process that examined the venue's facilities, ability to accommodate thousands of delegations, crew, fans and visiting journalists, infrastructure and other criteria. 

Malmö has extensive experience in this type of event, having successfully hosted it first in 1992 and then in 2013. Moreover, for Sweden it will be the seventh time it has hosted the Festival, which this year and next year will be sponsored by the Royal Caribbean shipping line. Those who are encouraged to visit Malmö on the occasion of the Festival or at any other time will enjoy strolling along Stortorget, the nerve center of the city, presided over by the Renaissance building of the City Hall. 

On the walk you will see several medieval half-timbered buildings and the essential castle, a fortress of the fifteenth century that houses most of the museums of Malmö, St. Peter's Church and Lilla Torg which for many is the most beautiful square in Malmö; all in the Old Town. In the modern part highlight the buildings of the canal that brings together many modern buildings with various shapes and design materials. Among them is Turning Torso, an impressive building by Calatrava that has become the most striking modern monument of the Malmö skyline. 

8. Valencia (Spain) - European Green Capital 2024

For the second time, a Spanish city has been elected European Green Capital 2024; the previous one was Vitoria-Gasteiz in 2012 and in 2019 it was proclaimed Global Green City. There are many merits of Valencia that have led it to be a leader in ecological environmental policy. Its pioneering bid to become a climate-neutral and smart city by 2030 and its sustainable urban development model, its efforts to improve the environment and quality of life have earned it this designation, in which it competed as a finalist with the Italian city of Cagliari. 

Its two natural parks (the Albufera and the Turia), the role of its fertile orchard as a pantry of the world, the showcase of its markets and a mobility that leaves no trace, with more than 200 kilometers of bike lanes and nearly a hundred pedestrian areas are its big bets for sustainability. Valencia can also boast almost five million square meters of green spaces. The Turia Garden, the old riverbed, with its more than 120 hectares and 12 kilometers long, connecting the City of Arts and Sciences, practically in the port, with the Bioparc, makes it the longest urban park in Europe. 

9. Australia - Spectacular tour of Plácido Domingo and José Carreras

Under the title "The legends together again, live in concert" is presented what will undoubtedly be the musical event of the year. In a highly anticipated collaboration, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras will grace the Australian stages on their tour between March 7 and 19, 2024. The tour promises a captivating program with a mix of opera and zarzuela arias and duets, Neapolitan songs, Broadway classics and popular favorites. 

Domingo and Carreras will perform March 7 at Perth's RAC Arena, March 10 at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena, March 13 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, March 16 at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena and finish at the Adelaide Entertainment Center on March 19. They will be accompanied by a high-profile Australian soprano and a 55-piece orchestra, under the baton of fellow Spaniard, Maestro David Gimenez, ensuring that these will be breathtaking nights of unparalleled talent, passion and artistry that will leave fans completely enthralled. 

Those who formed, together with Luciano Pavarotti, the well-known group "The Three Tenors" that gave recitals all over the world, it is not often that they perform together and that is why this is a very special occasion. However, last January 26th, Plácido Domingo reunited with José Carreras in Japan for an unprecedented concert in tribute to the great Luciano Pavarotti at the Tokyo Garden Theatre.  

10. Paris (France) - Olympic and Paralympic Games Celebration

Record numbers for the next edition of the Olympic Games to be held in the French capital from July 26 to August 11. Paris will welcome a total of 206 sports delegations for the Olympic Games and 182 for the Paralympic Games.

Olympic Games and 182 for the Paralympic Games, 15,000 athletes will be present at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, competing in 32 sports. The challenge is to organize 869 events over 15 days of Olympic competitions and 11 days of Paralympic competitions. The Games have become a worldwide spectacle, watched by 3 billion television viewers, with the opening ceremony as the highlight of the event. 

But this time, sport will also leave the stadiums and some of the great monuments will host events, such as the Champs Elysées, which will be transformed into a gigantic athletics track, or the Seine into a swimming pool. And in its bid for innovation, these games will have events in which the general public can participate. Some competitions will also be held outside Paris: Marseille will host the sailing events, soccer will be held in Bordeaux, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice, Nantes and Marseille (in addition to Paris), handball will take place in Lille, and the surfing events will be held in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the wave of Teahupo'o in Tahiti, a town on the south coast of the island where one of the most dangerous waves in the world can be found. 

In addition, if all goes well, the Nôtre Dame cathedral, closed since 2019 after a devastating fire, will reopen its doors in 2024. Also the Grand Palais, with its Art Nouveau glass ceiling more impressive than ever after a €466 million renovation or the new headquarters of the Fondation Cartier, very close to the Louvre, in the historic Louvre des Antiquaires (1852) which is the star attraction of the year. Those traveling to Paris will be within easy reach of many other French charms and have the opportunity to sample the French art de vivre, from local bistros to gourmet restaurants and tiers-lieux, there is something for every taste and budget.  

11. San Sebastian (Spain) - Eduardo Chillida Centenary

January this year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Eduardo Chillida, one of the most universal and influential Spanish artists of the 20th century, and will be a special occasion to discover his work and the full program of exhibitions and other events organized by the foundation that bears his name. With his roots in the Basque Country, his hands embraced horizons around the world and transformed them into unique places for society to meet. Eduardo Chillida 100 years will promote a full program of exhibitions, music, education, thought and celebration. Thus, this international commemoration will be an opportunity to bring Chillida's creation to a wide diversity of cultures, generations and origins throughout the world. Although the anniversary will extend to Spain and even cross borders, the dynamic Chillida Leku Museum in Hernani, which the artist himself conceived as one of his great works, will be the center of the celebrations. 

12. Pesaro (Italy) - Italian Capital of Culture 2024

Great international guests, world and national premieres, hundreds of events in the 50 municipalities of the province; music, art, technology and sustainability, in the sign of Peace. All this will be in the extraordinary year of the Italian Capital of Culture and the rich and fascinating program of Pesaro 2024 that is presented as 'The Nature of Culture'. This is a historic opportunity, with a world-renowned program that highlights the cultural, environmental, entrepreneurial, gastronomic and oenological uniqueness of this beautiful province. 

Pesaro 2024 is a collective project, which embraces the two great challenges of the times we are living: the environmental and the cultural. Among the many events prepared, special attention will be dedicated to Rossini, the genius of Pesaro, such as the "Happy Birthday Rossini" and, once again, the 45th edition of the Rossini Opera Festival, from August 7 to 23, 2024, which, on the occasion of the year of the Capital, is presented with a programming never so extensive, covering a period of 17 days, 4 more than usual. And more than a thousand quality events, for a unique experience that will highlight the excellence and beauty of the entire territory. 

13. Germany - UEFA EURO 2024

Germany will welcome thousands of soccer fans in the summer of 2024 for the UEFA European Championship to be held from June 14 to July 14, 2024. The matches will be played in the ten host cities of Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dortmund, Leipzig, Gelsenkirchen, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf. Spain will be one of the participating teams. 

In the first round, they will face Croatia on June 15 at 6 p.m. at the Berlin Olympic Stadium. Located in the heart of the vibrant city of Berlin, it is much more than just a sports venue; it is a symbol of history, innovation and athletic passion. In the second match, Spain will play against Italy for first place on the 20th at 9 p.m. in one of the most exciting stadiums: the Arena "auf Schalke". 

Not to be missed before and after the match is the former Zollverein mine in Essen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In its final group match of the tournament, Spain faces Albania at the Düsseldorf Arena on the 24th at 21:00. Before and after the match, immerse yourself in the elegance of Düsseldorf, along the picturesque Rhine River promenade and discover the avant-garde architecture of the Media Harbour (Medienhafen).  

14. Villafranca del Bierzo (Spain) - Las Edades del Hombre (The Ages of Man)

After 35 years of history, Las Edades del Hombre, an exhibition of the religious art of the Castilla y León region, continues to be one of the most emblematic projects of the community, capable of generating cultural and social development and being an economic engine through heritage. Its twenty-seventh edition will take place in Villafranca del Bierzo (León). The Ages of Man is one of the most emblematic cultural projects and with more projection of those that are developed in Castilla y León and one of the most important in our country. 

The enthusiastic David Muriel, who has just joined the project, will surely give it a new impulse. Although there is still no definitive title, the exhibition will have hospitality as a common thread, one of the characteristics of the inhabitants of this region when it comes to welcoming pilgrims on the French Way of St. James. This cultural event is scheduled to open in June 2024. The venues where this exhibition will be located in Villafranca del Bierzo will be the Collegiate Church of Santa María and the Church of Santiago. By 2025, the next edition will foreseeably have a cross-border character in two significant enclaves such as Zamora and Oporto, in Portugal. 

This is a commitment to reveal a territory that has historically been twinned also through heritage and culture. This would be the third time that Las Edades del Hombre travels to another country after the editions of New York and Antwerp, and the first with a cross-border character. In addition to the editions of 2024 and 2025, the Junta de Castilla y León has anticipated that the Fundación Las Edades del Hombre will develop a major exhibition scheduled for autumn 2024 in the cathedral of Valladolid that will bring together two of the country's great Baroque sculptors: Gregorio Fernández and Juan Martínez Montañés. This event will be framed in the context of the ARPA 2024 biennial and will serve to establish a dialogue between the Castilian and Andalusian sculptural schools, of which they are the main bastions.  

15. Doha (Qatar) - World Swimming Championships 

The capital of Qatar will host the flagship World Aquatics event for the first time after successfully hosting multiple swimming events in recent years. The city will host more than 2,600 of the world's best athletes from over 190 countries, competing in an atmosphere full of excitement and suspense. It is also preparing to welcome thousands of fans from all over the world to witness this great championship, which will take place from February 2 to 18, 2024. It is a premier global sporting event held every two years and offers the pinnacle of aquatic excellence. The main venues for the championships are the Aspire Dome, the Hamad Aquatic Center and the Old Port of Doha, chosen for their technical suitability, previous experience in hosting major international events and their ability to create an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike. Those attending Qatar will discover this fascinating country and its many charms. Extensive information is available on the Qatar Tourism website. 

16. Parma and Busseto (Italy) - Verdi Festival

In 2024 the 24th Verdi Festival is held every year in Parma and Busseto. Immersed in the countryside of the Bassa Parmense, a strip of plain in the province of Parma, the Verdiane Lands host this festival every year, a tribute to the illustrious 19th century musician who was born here in 1813. 

The performances, from September 21 to October 20, include operas, concerts and recitals, and are held between Parma and Busseto, towns where it is possible to visit many places linked to the great composer, such as his birthplace in Roncole, the Verdi Museum in the Casa Barezzi where he grew up, the Verdi Theater and the monument in the main square that bears his name.

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Verdi Festival and Verdi Off, a great musical festival will invade streets and squares, starting from the Teatro Regio, in a route full of surprises, on Saturday, September 21, starting at 6:00 pm. 

More than 3,000 artists, choral and orchestral ensembles, bands, singers, actors, dancers, acrobats and visual artists will give life to a wide-ranging show with performances inspired by the music and the figure of Giuseppe Verdi and dedicated to audiences of all ages. 

Italy's offer of festivals dedicated to great composers also includes the Rossini Opera Festival (Pesaro), the Puccini Festival (Viareggio), the Bellini Festival (Catania), the Donizetti Opera Festival (Bergamo) and the Mascagni Festival (Livorno), among others. An excellent way to discover the beautiful treasures of Italy. 

17. Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia (Spain) - Jubilee Year

There are years that shine with their own light. These are the so-called Jubilee Years, 365 days (in 2024 there will be 366 as it is a leap year) extremely special for Catholics. Caravaca de la Cruz has much to contribute in this regard. It is the fifth city in the world to enjoy the so-called Jubilee Year "in perpetuum", a mention that has led it to receive thousands of pilgrims annually from all over the world, the others being Jerusalem, Rome and the Spanish cities of Santiago de Compostela and Santo Toribio de Liébana, in addition to Caravaca de la Cruz, all of which offer plenary indulgence. 

It is a holy year -which opens on January 7 at the Basilica-Sanctuary of the Vera Cruz- in which faith, solidarity and, of course, reconciliation are promoted. It has been more than a decade since Caravaca was granted a Perpetual Jubilee Year, which is celebrated every 7 years. It got it thanks to a curious fact that happened in the sanctuary centuries ago. It is said that the Most Holy Vera Cruz passed through this area and it is believed that several splinters of the 'Lignum Crucis' on which Jesus Christ died are deposited there. Various related events and exhibitions will take place during 2024.  

18. Algarve (Portugal) - 50th Cycling Tour 

From February 14 to 18, the Tour of the Algarve will be held, a race that counts on the presence of the world's main cycling stars. The Tour of the Algarve involves World Tour teams that include many international cycling stars, including famous time trialists and sprinters. The Tour covers more than 700 kilometers distributed in five stages along the roads of the beautiful region. In this race, the Algarve exhibits its qualities as a tourist destination of excellence for cycling activities in its different aspects, and for all types of tourism, since it is a region with excellent natural and scenic conditions, with cycling itineraries and a great hotel, cultural, heritage and gastronomic offer.   

19. Flanders (Belgium) - Homage to the Flemish painter James Ensor

Flanders never disappoints, year after year it always has something to offer: new museums and exhibitions, interesting routes where cycling is always present and of course great gastronomic experiences. In 2024 we must once again follow in the footsteps of the Flemish masters, although not always the classics. James Ensor from the early 20th century, 75 years after his death, will be the artist who will shine this year in countless exhibitions and events in Ostend, Antwerp and Brussels. 

In addition, Bruges will hold the Bruges Triennial, its Triennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, as will the Flemish coast, which in 2024 will also organize a new edition of its triennial of contemporary art by the sea, Beaufort. With the good weather, it's time to immerse yourself in the castles and their gardens, cycle along the Cities of Art route or take on the Flandrien Challenge, suitable only for champions. 

In autumn, the province of Flemish Brabant will also host the World Gravel Championship, which will hold its grand finale in Leuven. Relive the Burgundian spirit in the new experiences that will inaugurate Mechelen and meet Marguerite, the emperor's daughter, in Oudenaarde. And in Ghent, a Festival of Light will illuminate the first days of February. It's not just about looking, but also about smelling, tasting and experiencing, both in the cities and in nature activities.

Its collective of culinary ambassadors, the Ambassadors of Goesting, will bring joy with their products and culinary delights. New beer experiences, new gastronomic delights in restaurants, new encounters with producers. Art, heritage, gastronomy, cycling, nature, Flanders has it all. 

20. London (England) - Champions League Final

The 2024 Champions League Final will be held on June 1, 2024. The venue for the final will be Wembley Stadium in London. As usual, the match will take place on a Saturday and will be held at 21.00 Spanish peninsular time. The most important event in the European club soccer calendar returns to the London venue for the eighth time, and the third time in the UEFA Champions League era after the 2011 and 2013 finals. 

Those who come to the British capital, in addition to good soccer, will have plenty of novelties to enjoy, such as the Shakespeare Museum which will focus on the culture of London in the 16th century and the life and inspirations of the famous playwright; the Chelsea Flower Show from May 21-25 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea transformed with stunning horticultural displays for the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show, for tennis fans the Wimbledon tournament from July 1-14 2024. 

In addition, May marks 200 years since the founding of one of the most important museums in London and the world: The National Gallery, a compelling reason to travel to the British capital in 2024.  

21. San Diego (USA) and Tijuana (Mexico) - World Design Capitals 

The World Design Capital (WDC) is designated every two years by the World Design Organization (WDO). The program recognizes cities for their effective use of design to drive economic, social, cultural and environmental development. It is a year-long celebration of this innovative cross-border region coming together to design a better future. 

The 2024 designation provides this vast area with a year-long international showcase of design through unique experiences and thought-provoking explorations that bring its communities together to celebrate what makes San Diego and Tijuana exceptional. WDC 2024 will feature a series of public events, conferences, exhibitions, summits and celebrations that will showcase all that the region has to offer and bring together world leaders to exchange ideas and create opportunities to use design to solve some of the most critical problems.

The calendar will include seven exclusive events in partnership with the World Design Organization, as well as community events that will help achieve program objectives, demonstrate their cross-border collaboration or promote design thinking.  

22. Sucre (Bolivia) - Ibero-American Capital of Culture

The Ibero-American Capital of Culture is a title conferred by the sectoral committee of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities to an Ibero-American city, which for one year has the opportunity to showcase its cultural development and life. When a city is named Ibero-American Capital of Culture, all kinds of artistic manifestations are developed in it. 

This designation will allow the capital to carry out various cultural activities at international level with the support of the 29 cities that are part of the Union of Iberoamerican Capital Cities (UCCI). The designation of Sucre as "Ibero-American Capital of Cultures 2024", will make it visible as a heritage city and boost its tourism activity at the international level, as part of the celebrations of the Bicentennial 2025. 

In 2019 Sucre was named Ibero-American Capital of Peace. Sucre is the historical and constitutional capital of Bolivia. This is something that the people of Sucre carry with great pride. It was founded in 1538, with the name of Ciudad de la Plata, due to its proximity to the famous mines of Potosí, although its main wealth today is the production of chocolate.   

23. Xian (China) - 50th anniversary of its famous warriors

By chance, farmers digging a well on March 29, 1974 discovered the head of a figure that, after excavation, turned out to be one of the more than 8,000 soldiers of the Terracotta Army that protected the nearby tomb complex of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, after his death in 210 BC. 

Today they remain in the same location and are one of China's ever-growing cultural icons, with 382 new museums registered in 2022 alone, including the Shaanxi Archaeological Museum in Xi'an. But while the trip is recommended, it is not essential to get a sense of these marvelous figures. Until January 28, 2024, at the Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ), an exhibition with 9 warriors, a horse and more than 120 original pieces illustrates about this legendary army. China is once again open to Spanish tourism. 

The visa has been abolished, new air connections have been opened and several Chinese regions are making promotions in Spain, such as Zhejiang south of Sanghai or Jiangsu that have just made presentations in Madrid and Barcelona, or the cities of Guangzhou and Kunming, south of the country, near Hong Kong and Macao that are planning special trips. And speaking of anniversaries, May 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the great Great Wall Marathon 2024, no less than 5,164 steps in the most spectacular landscape in the world.   

24. Budapest (Hungary) - 150th anniversary

The union of the two old cities of Buda and Pest - again united by the Chain Bridge, symbol of the city that has just been restored after two years of work - together with Obuda, which has just celebrated its 150th anniversary at the end of 2023, have given rise to one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe. A city that did not suffer too much from the war and has managed to maintain its old character with new buildings in complete harmony. 

Famous for its architecture, the capital of Hungary embraces everything from modernism to neoclassical through Gothic and Baroque, with the blue Danube connecting it all like a ribbon. And then there are its mineral-rich thermal baths, which exhibit intricate flourishes in design. Even abandoned places that elsewhere would be demolished have given birth to the highly original "ruin bars" decorated with scrap elements but with an impressive ambience... and attractive prices. 

On the banks of the Danube, avant-garde buildings such as the shopping mall known as "the Whale" for its silhouette, near the popular Central Market, the spectacular Hungarian House of Music and the National Athletics Center testify to a city optimistic about the next 150 years. 

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