Budapest, the host city of EUSA Chess and Bridge Championship 2019, is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary with an estimated population of around 1.8 million. Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with strengths in sights, culture, sport, commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment.
Budapest has many important museums and cultural institutions to visit, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hungarian National Museum, House of Terror, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Hungarian State Opera House. The central area of the city along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Gresham Palace, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Matthias Church and the Liberty Statue.
Other famous landmarks include Andrássy Avenue, St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes' Square, the Great Market Hall, and the second-oldest metro line in the world, the Millennium Underground Railway. Budapest has also the second largest synagogue and the third largest Parliament building in the world. The city is proud of their swimming pools and their thermal water baths such as Széchenyi baths which are very popular destination in warm July.
Apart from the above reasons, the party life also makes Budapest an attractive target for international tourists. This multicultural city is truly unique about their ruin bars located in the sevenths district called „party district”. In addition, there are many clubs hosting good concerts of international and Hungarian bands.
Plus, don’t forget that Budapest is the European Capital of Sport in 2019, as over the past few years the city demonstrated its hospitality and skills in organising major sport events. Budapest has arranged and will do many sport events this year, including local, community, regional, national and international competitions.