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Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

Margitsziget, Budapest 1138, Hungary (Várkerület)
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As featured in Budapest for young kids
Ranked #33 of 262 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Cold Lake, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went here on a day it was raining and it didn't ruin the visit all. You can walk the whole island in 2 to 3 hours or you can rent either pedal or electric cars. So whatever your ability is you can see this lovely place. Nice and quiet with gardens, ruins and huge trees. There are also sports fields,... More

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Haifa District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Spending a day meandering over Margaret Island was a perfect way to relax after a hectic week! Laid out with exquisite flower beds located between shady walkways, with comfortable benches situated all over, there isn't a moment when you feel out of place, stressed or hurried. Affordable food is available across the island, leaving you no opportunity to go without.... More

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Northern Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We didn't get to see all of the island as it was 36 degrees and too hot to walk very far.What we saw was just beautiful,peaceful and serene from the musical fountains to the wonderful ice cream .make time for this one as it will be well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It's a fair way out if you're located in the centre and so be aware that it's not an insignificant walk and travel accordingly, but it's very pleasant. I'm not saying that Budapest is frantic but Margaret Island is nonetheless an oasis of calm and a great place to relax. All the locals came there of an evening, which we... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A great place to go and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.You can catch a service bus that runs the whole length of the island so you can get off where you want.There is a large range of sporting facilities,a long walking and jogging track,nice gardens to sit in or look round and several places where... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A nice remote area in the middle of the city, an island on river Danube. I love it because it is a small haven from the busy centre and there is always something new to discover. Very well developed, newly renovated area with beautiful parks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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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109 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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