Budapest is Among the Cheapest Cultural Destinations to Visit
A study conducted by Post Office Money looked at the prices of cultural breaks in 18 cities around the world and Budapest is the cheapest followed by Warsaw and Prague.
The study was carried out by Post Office Travel Money as part of their annual ‘cost of culture report’ and researchers compared the costs of museums, art galleries, landmarks, operas and classical concerts, looking for the best value. Three Central-Eastern European cities – Budapest, Warsaw and Prague – are the cheapest, while New York and London are rated as the most expensive.
The study found that in Budapest it costs just 22,000 forints (EUR 68) to visit the National Gallery, the National Museum, Matthias Church, an opera at the Erkel Theatre, a ballet and a classical concert at the Müpa. This is over 46 percent less than a year ago, mainly due to a big fall in the cost of classical concert tickets. Budapest is followed by the Polish capital Warsaw (EUR 103), while Prague (EUR 112) is the third cheapest.
The most expensive European city is Madrid; Barcelona’s costs have fallen 29 percent since last autumn. Other cities with cheaper prices this year are Brussels, Amsterdam and London. New York was once again the most expensive city among the 18 in the survey with its six cultural attractions costing a third more (EUR 410) than most European cities’.