The Hungarian capital Budapest has been named the world’s second-best city in the world in a top American travel magazine.
Readers of Condé Nast Traveler
, a luxury and lifestyle travel magazine published in New York City since 1987, have secured the city a Readers’ Choice Award for the world’s second-best city, with an overall rating of 86.090. The Italian city of Florence came first in the vote, with a lead of some 500 votes above the Hungarian capital. Vienna, in Austria, came a close third, only seventy votes behind Budapest.
Among the top ten, Budapest overtook global favourites such as Sydney, Rome, Bruges, Prague, Paris or London in the vote, which was organised for the twenty-eighth time this year and saw 128 000 readers pick their favourite city.
Founded by Harold Evans in 1987, the monthly magazine is circulated in some 820 000 examples according to December 2013 and has won twenty-five National Magazine Awards.
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