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Jan 01, 2019

Hungary in the world press

Will Smith, CNN, the BBC and Vice helped put Hungary in the spotlight this year

This year, with the support of Will Smith, CNN, the BBC and Vice, Hungary and Budapest received some unusual attention.

In the field of gastronomy, Budapest had another successful year. The Onyx restaurant in Budapest became Hungary’s first 2-star Michelin restaurant.

Reporting for Vice, Laura Jackson flew to Budapest to experience the real atmosphere of the city. The publication’s video and article lead the reader through the culture, gastronomical highlights and art of Budapest, including the underground techno scene and several galleries.

The BBC visited Budapest twice during the spring: they introduced the night life of the VIII. district and also featured the watery quarries under Kőbánya.

CNN delved deep into Hungarian culture and Budapest life several times throughout 2018. Nathan Kay interviewed Andy Vajna about Hungary’s booming film industry and took readers on a tour of Budapest’s spas and bath houses with the help of Olympic champion swimmer Katinka Hosszú.

Many celebrities visited the Hungarian capital in 2018. The official music video of the FIFA World Cup was recorded in Budapest with the help of Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Ronaldhino. Will Smith served up the best advertisement for Budapest in 2018, shooting his new movie here, the Gemini Man, dancing on Széchenyi Square, and visiting the Frida Khalo exhibition.