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Szent István Park

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Popular urban leisure spot Szent István Park is located on the Danube embankment, offering great views of the Margaret Island and the Buda Hills. Originally named Lipótvárosi Park, it was opened on the site of a former parquet factory in 1928. Among its statues is one honouring Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, many from this neighbourhood. In good weather, events and concerts are held here, but it’s also a great location for a romantic stroll, a picnic or a dog walk. The park is surrounded by elegant Bauhaus façades, which hide the first penthouse flats in Budapest. For atmosphere, pop into the adjoining Dunapark Café, opened in 1938 and later done out like a luxury liner.