THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Hungarian Open (1st edition)
From 04/24 to 04/30
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 540,310
Tournament location: Margitszigeti Atlétikai Centrum – Margitszigeti, 1138 Budapest, Hungary
How to get: Tennis courts are centrally located and easy accessible in 2,2 km distance from Chain Bridge.
Entry list: Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Ivo Karlovic (Cro) – Gilles Simon (Fra) – Fernando Verdasco (Esp) – Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) – Victor Troicki (Srb) – Diego Schwartzman (Arg) – Ryan Harrison (Usa) – Robin Haase (Ned) – Florian Mayer (Ger)
THE TOWN: Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, a world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating night life increasingly appreciated among European youth and, last but not least, an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe’s most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture it is nicknamed Paris of the East. In 1987 Budapest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List for the cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue.
Lonely Planet defines it Grandeur on the Danube and its writer Steve Fallon explaines reasons why he loves this incredible town: “I love Budapest for all the right reasons – architecture (especially art nouveau), romance (particularly the views from the bridges) and sticky apricot jam – and some of the wrong ones, too – killer pálinka (fruit brandy), rickety trolleybuses, and spending way too much time in the Turkish baths. When I first came to Budapest, I was bowled over by an often sad but confident city whose history seemed too complex to comprehend, by a beautiful but impenetrable language, and by a people I thought I’d never know. I stayed on to learn more about all three.”
BUDAPEST’S TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS:
- Hungarian Parliament
- Chain Bridge
- Fisherman’s Bastion
- Saint Stephen’s Basilica
- Széchenyi Fürdö Thermal Baths
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Rum Budapest. Wonderful *** boutique hotel rated 9.2 on Booking and located in one of the most beautiful district of Budapest at just 200 mt from Hungarian National Museum. It provides free wifi, a welcome arrival drink and it features the onsite asian Urban Tiger Restaurant. The price for a a large king starts from 120€ with breakfast included.
- Callas House. Exceptional **** hotel rated 9.5 on Booking and located at 100 mt from Opera House and 400 mt from Saint Stephen’s Basilica. This accomodation rises in an historical building and features free wifi, restaurant and classical deluxe double rooms of 26 mq2 at 135€ per night with excellent breakfast buffet.
- Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest. Once in the life incredible ***** hotel which rises in a neoclassical palace built in 1906. It enjoys an incomparable location in front of the Chain Bridge, offering luxury units, an infinity-edge pool, a fitness room and a restaurant and bar. A luxury superior double room with one king bed and marble bathroom costs 457,5 € per night with breakfast and wifi included. Rated 9.3 on Booking.
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