The venue – Duna Aréna

The worthy gem of Budapest

Duna Aréna was the main venue of the FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2017. This state of the art water sports complex was built within two years, which was a kind of world record time. It has two Olympic size swimming-pools, and in its legacy from seats more than 5300 spectators during the competitions. The remarkable complex has become one of the most important sport and festival centres of Hungary, offering entertainment for thousands of people. Sustainability and the environment-friendliness were the two main principles to follow when constructing the complex, which was designed and built by Hungarian people. It has a programmable fountain, praising the creativity of students at Moholy-Nagy University of Art, which can create different configurations.

From the roof terrace of the swimming-pool there is a fantastic view to Budapest. The Arena is only 50 metres far from the Danube and from here we can see the Houses of Parliament and Buda Castle. When the weather allows, even the peaks of Dobogókő can be seen.