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Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

Address: Margitsziget, Budapest 1138, Hungary (Várkerület)
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Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat
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Ranked #27 of 228 Attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Parks, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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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Perth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Have never visited before really enjoyed the experience you could watch the process of the nougat being made and also sample their wines, something different to take in while in the Margaret River area.

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Ghent, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Its just a big park. You'll see people playing, running and so on. During summer I think it would be better. But in November there's not much to see. The good thing though, if you are lucky, you may see squirrels!.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We had a couple of hours to spare before our transfer to the airport and going here was the best way to spend them! We walked from the chain bridge in about 25 mins. Turned up just in time for the on the hour display of the musical fountain. Initially thought the musical fountain was a bit odd but one... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We hired bikes when on the island which I would definitely recommend doing. The park is very much cycle friendly and there are multiple vendors when you come off the bridge onto the island by the fountain. Prices are by the hour and very reasonable. The island is very peaceful with little sights dotted around. The mini farm and musical... More

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Oppuurs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Great place for a nice long walk, to enjoy the nature and have a look at the fountain-spectacle! Very good place to escape from the busyness and trafic from the city centre.

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Casalnuovo di Napoli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

While on our last day in Budapest, we had a couple of free hours to spend and we headed to Margaret Island. Our book guide didn't say much about it, but after walking for 5 minutes we got to a big fountain. As we approached, music started playing and an amazing water and light show started! We enjoyed 4 different... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Margaret island is beautiful. Incredibly peaceful with so much to see and do. Musical fountain is a must see. Worth seeing it at night as well as they do a light show. Had an excellent, peaceful day. Only comment is that you have to pay for toilet use, so try not to drink too much :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a pretty island just off one of the bridges to the North of the city. I recommend hiring one of the tiny electric cars (need a driving licence) as it is much bigger than it looks, and they are great fun to drive too. The Island has an fountain with an amazing water display timed to music for... More

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Monza, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We rented a richo and had a tour round the small islnd, it's been very nice and fun, nothing too speciL. Just nice park in the centre of the city. We were surprised by the big fountain that suddenly started a water dNcing with the classic music Nd we had to stand and just look nd dream for aome minutes.... More

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I love visiting parks in major cities, just to get some quiet time. Margaret Island is very unique in that it's in the middle of the Danube. I couldn't believe how peaceful it was. You can rent pedal cars or electric scooters to look around at very reasonable rates. Some beautiful ruins to see, although the old convent has been... More

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