Heart Diseases & Angiology 2017 Meeting & Hospitality
Mercure Budapest Buda
Krisztina krt. 41-43., 1013
Budapest is an Alpha- global city, with strengths in the Previous Ottoman Islamic arts, design, commerce, education, entertainment, finance, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, services, research, and tourism. Its business district hosts the Budapest Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the largest national and international banks and companies. Budapest is a leading R&D and financial centre in Central and Eastern Europe and the city has a gross metropolitan product more than $100 billion in 2015, making it as one of the largest regional economies in the European Unification. It is the highest ranked Central and Eastern Europe city on Innovation Cities Top 100 index. Budapest attracts 4.4 million international tourists per year, making it the 25th most populous city in the world, the 6th in Europe, and is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Budapest Fashion Week and Michelin stars restaurants.
Among Budapest's important museums and cultural institutions, the most visited art museum is the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the Hungarian National Gallery, which is noted for one of the largest collections of all periods of European art and includes more than 100,000 pieces. 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, Fisherman's Bastion, Buda Castle, Gresham Palace, Matthias Church, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, and the Liberty Statue. Further famous landmarks include Andrássy Avenue, the Great Market Hall, St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes' Square, the Nyugati Railway Station built by the Eiffel Company of Paris in 1877 and the second-oldest metro line in the world, the Millennium Underground Railway. Budapest is a place with numerous museums, galleries, museums, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the Hungarian National Museum, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, House of Terror, Hungarian State Opera House, National Széchényi Library and Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Budapest is consider as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, ranked as the most loveable Central and Eastern European city on EIU's quality of life index, ranked as "the world's second best city" by Condé Nast Traveler, and "Europe's 7th most peaceful place to live" by Forbes. It has around 80 geothermal springs, the world's largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and the third largest Parliament building. Budapest is home to the headquarters of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the European Police College and the first foreign office of the China Investment Promotion Agency. Over 40 colleges and universities are situated in Budapest, including the Central European University, Eötvös Loránd University, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics.