Duna Aréna

Completed in a record-breaking two years’ time, Budapest’s new wonder, the Duna Arena served as the main venue of the 17th FINA World Championships. The complex features two Olympic-size pools – the competition pool is 3m deep, while the depth of the warm-up pool can be set according to the needs. During the 2017 FINA World Championships by using temporary but indoor stands it could accommodate more than 12,000 spectators as well as cater all demands of any large-scale event.

After the World Championships the Arena was reshaped to legacy mood for all the practical reasons, still, its stands can welcome almost 5,000 fans and in the past two years it was filled a couple of times while hosting major international meets in swimming, artistic swimming and water polo.

Applying the latest development in all areas, this magnificent building has become a great home of each aquatic discipline, which will stage the swimming, artistic swimming and diving competitions at the 35th LEN European Aquatic Championships.

Lupa Beach

A new venue is to be inaugurated for open water swimming at the 2020 European Championships, after several events held in Balatonfured. Lupa Beach is located in the northern agglomeration of Budapest, some 15min drive from the Duna Arena offering comfort for all open water swimmers as they can stay in the capital for the event.

Lupa Lake is a special artificial lake, the water is filling an old mine, coming from a spring catering half of the capital with drinking water. This ensures two extraordinary circumstances: the lake is very deep, even close to its shores it measures 3m of depth but mostly it’s 4-5m. And because of the source, the water is extremely clean – according to the certificate issued by the relevant authority, the water quality of Lupa Lake is of 99.2% of drinking water (the missing 0.8% is the chlorine, a compulsory addendum for tap water).

The temperature of the lake is usually 1C higher than of Lake Balaton, though due to the current weather abnormalities around Europe, it’s impossible to predict what conditions shall await the competitors in late May – one thing is for sure, though, that all facilities and security measures shall be in place during the championships.