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Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

Margitsziget, Budapest 1138, Hungary (Várkerület)
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As featured in Budapest for young kids
Ranked #34 of 259 attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Islands, Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Quiet walkways, flower gardens, romantic ruins and century-old trees make up this popular recreation spot located in the heart of Budapest.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The island is like a recreational big park. There is nothing too special but it is worth going for a walk or maybe rent a bike. good for jogging too or maybe pay a visit to the aqua park!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to relax if you have time in Budapest. The Margaret Island is located in the midle of the Danube, between Margit and Árpád bridge. Carsl only could enter by permit only. The best way to there by foot, bicycle or public transportation, Traim number 4 and 6 stops at the island. or there is bus... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We walked around this island in one afternoon for about three hours, and it was a great relief to beat the heat and escape the bustle of the city. There are whimsical fountains here and the kids will be entertained by them for quite some time! rent Bikes? You bet...knock yourself out. Want to just laze by the river...no problem... More

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A wonderful park-island where to have a peaceful walk. Definetely not to be missed in a sunny day!!!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Nice place for jogging and go picnic with friends or family. We take electric car and drive around island. You can also choose bike for 4-6 drivers. It's very nice option to circle the island.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We walked the island around the padded running track as well as rented bikes. It was lovely and at one end you get a great view of the Parliament. Must do while in Budapest.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The musical fountain was lovely. Very tranquil. Great place to run if that's your thing there is a track around the island especially for you.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice park for walking, engaging in various other outdoor activities and simply enjoying the fresh air, the trees and the views of the Danube river.

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Frisco, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Margaret Island reminded us of Central Park in New York City. We spent an afternoon there on a sunny 75º day, but you can easily spend an entire day there. It is filled with large grassy areas, beautiful flower beds, a large water-fun park, a variety of transportation "vehicles" to roam the island with, and many places for young children... More

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Millington, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent a few hours walking around this park both to enjoy the beauty of the park and to see the historical landmarks on it. Both were worth our time. We had a lovely afternoon on a hot day in the shade. I would recommend renting a bike for a little fun (they have them for 1-4 people!).

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