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Budapest is among the greatest cultural destinations in the world

Budapest has been chosen as one of the world’s greatest cultural destinations by British Sunday Telegraph. The paper, that is published every Sunday in the UK, introduces the highlights of the Hungarian capital on full-page, illustrated by the Gellért bath, newsportal Vg.hu reports.

According to the author of the article, the most attractive sights of the city are the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Applied Arts, the Great Market Hall, the Zoo and the Opera House.

“Back in 1867, the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef declared that he wanted to make Budapest a Habsburg capital the equal of Vienna. It’s fair to say this has been achieved,” the article reads.

According to data from the Central Statistical Office (KSH), the number of guests arriving to Hungarian hotels from the UK was 184,000 in January-November, 2010, and the number of guest nights generated by them was a little more than 443,000 in the same period. In terms of guest number, it is a 10% increase on year-on-year, while the number of guest nights grew by 2.2% from the same period of the previous year. (BBJ)