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Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

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Address: Margitsziget, Budapest 1138, Hungary
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Quiet walkways, flower gardens, romantic ruins and century-old trees make...
Quiet walkways, flower gardens, romantic ruins and century-old trees make up this popular recreation spot located in the heart of Budapest.
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Sunday morning jogging

There is a jogging trail around this island in the Danube, with lots of locals taking a pleasant run on Sunday morning. It goes through a lovely park with great views across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There is a jogging trail around this island in the Danube, with lots of locals taking a pleasant run on Sunday morning. It goes through a lovely park with great views across the river. There are children's play areas, and a big spa hotel. Not bad for birdwatching too, with tree sparrows and nuthatches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice park to escape the heat of the city and come to relax. Lots of bikes to hire and even a little train to take you around.

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Kaliningrad, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I expected much as I love parks so deeply. Generally, it is nice - first, it is huge(!!) and so calm. We enjoyed a walk and had some rest on the grass... What we didn't like is that there are many construction works and some zones right on the boardline are fenced. It is not very convenient, and we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I stayed in margheret island for a whole afternoon..you can breath a very clean area...you can have each kind of sport...yoga or simply relax your self or stay on grass with your friend and family...an oasis

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Loved spending the day on this island, we walked there from parilament and rented a gold caddy type car for half an hour to explore, its got a small zoo, lovely gardens and grounds and a dancing fountain which puts on a great show. Well worth a visit if your in Budapest!!

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Lovely green space and park on an island in the centre of the Danube. We visited on a Sunday and it was very busy with tourists and locals alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went here by taxi and walked from one end to the other where we had a light lunch. There are bikes and multi people bikes and little golf buggies to hire so it is fine for those who can't walk far. There is supposed to be horse carriage rides too but we didn't see any on a weekday lunchtime.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

An area where the locals seem to flock to at the weekend. It's so much bigger than it looks on the map, with loads happening. It's well laid out and with no cars, it's a pleasure to walk round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Beautiful gardens, with suggestive view! Just in the middle of the Danube, this unusual island is very well kept, with walking and biking paths and always plenty if people doing open air sports! Lovely, it deserves a nice morning at least

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A very well maintained n located Margaret island is just 12 min walk from the parliament. The musical fountain is a treat n very soothing... Can just sit by it n relax/read a book.... can walk the island or take the electronic shuttle on self drive... will not recommend the manual one.... It's too tiring,.. The rose garden is pretty... More 

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