Once referred to as Mosquito Island and therefore left to its own devices, Népsziget has gained a certain hip cachet thanks to the bohemian, dog-friendly bars to have opened here in recent years, most notably Kabin, the Sziget Sörkert and a few others, offering a lost-in-the-woods feel, often with Danube views. The island was once connected to Újpest in the 1830s but a part still belongs to District XIII. There is also a riding hall, a dog school and a goat farm on the island, much of which is still abandoned – perhaps not for much longer.

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