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Népsziget

Photo : Hartyányi Norbert / We Love Budapest
Népsziget (Szúnyog-sziget)

Népsziget, Budapest’s northernmost islet is also known as Mosquito-Island. It was connected to Újpest in the 1830s through Zsilip Street, but a part of it still belongs to District XIII. All the abandoned bare areas on the islet might sometimes seem a bit scary, but it is also an advatage, as visitors can run, have picnics, or cycle freely here, which is not always possible on the Margaret Island. There is also a riding hall, a dog school, and a goat farm found on the island – the latest also functions as a bio “mowing-machine”. If you spend a full day here, you can pop into Sziget Söröző for a classic lángos, or heck, and on Partizán Boat you can try corn on the cob, grilled dishes, and savoury bean soups, too.