A major tourist destination, Budapest is home to 80 geothermal springs and the world’s largest thermal water cave system. Situated on the river Danube, the capital of Hungary is serviced by Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and has a substantial metro system, including Line 1 – the oldest underground railway in continental Europe – as well as trams. With a good number of centrally-located international hotels, Budapest’s visitors can easily enjoy museums, art, and the stunning Castle Hill, which is a UNESCO World heritage site.
Scheduled to open in late 2019, the new Ferenc Puskás Stadium will be among the most impressive arenas in Europe. Its design draws inspiration from the old stadium that it replaces, respecting the historical context of a site that has been the home of Hungarian football since 1953. First known as Népstadion (‘People’s Stadium’), the original stadium was renamed after Hungarian footballing legend Ferenc Puskás in 2002, on his 75th birthday. The spectacular new edition will have a total capacity of 67,000 and will serve as a national stadium, hosting other sporting and non-sporting events throughout the year.