City guide

Margaret Island

Photo : Bódis Krisztián / We Love Budapest
Margitsziget, tó, szobor, ősz, természet

Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is the green heart of Budapest. It lies in the middle of the Danube between Margaret Bridge and Árpád Bridge. Apart from a couple of hotels and sport facilities, there are no buildings on the island – it is a huge green park with promenades and benches, great for a date or a picnic. Everyone can find their own cup of tea here: there is the Hajós Alfréd National Sports Swimming Pool, the Palatinus water park and the running track for the sporty, the petting zoo, the music fountain, and the Water Tower for families, and we’d recommend the Japanese Garden or a ride on a four-wheel bike for couples. If you’re hungry for culture, check out the open-air stages and the medieval ruins of the island.

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