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“Great place to be in the fternoon, tranquil, and a surprise water fountain dance” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

Margaret Island (Margitsziget)
Margitsziget, Budapest 1138, Hungary (Margaret Island)
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Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat
Ranked #27 of 424 things to do in Budapest
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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 young children, Activities for older children
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great place to be in the fternoon, tranquil, and a surprise water fountain dance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had decided to visit the island on our last afternoon for a bike ride and chill out. It was relaxed, tranquil, no major attractions, the odd ruin dated from C15th when Margaret was in the nunnery on the island. Around 5.00 we found ourselves at the water fountains, which then erupted into synchronised dance to three well known songs. The pictures painted in the water from the many fountains (100 plus) involved was exceptional and well worth being around. The synchronisation to the music was excellent, well worthy the trip alone.

Visited August 2014
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“Something a little different in the City”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As we were travelling with children, Margaret island was recommended to us. We enjoyed riding round on the Bringohinto bikes (there was a small charge), however some of the island was closed for repairs. There was a very nice playground which my girls really enjoyed. It is definitely worth a visit

Visited July 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful fun island in the middle of Budapest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful island in the middle of Budapest. Easy to access by bus or ferry. We loved outdoor swimming at Platinus sands. Everything from wave pool, slides, children's pools to thermal baths. Also enjoyed the 4 person cycles to hire. Great restaurant at the theatre.

Visited August 2014
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Cheshire
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“Beautiful chilled days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Margaret Island is a lovely chilled escape from the city but it's highlight was the fountain working in time with music. We could have watched it all day.
We hired a pedal car for an hour at 10€, our kids loved it but we were a bit nervous of the lack of steering.
We discovered the island water park Platinus, which a must if your there in summer with or without kids.
We will certainly be back

Visited August 2014
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“Locals Fitness Island”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This island is situated in the middle of the Danube, we enjoyed looking at it from the high spots, made for nice photos of Budapest, the Danube & middle island but for us the actual island did not have that much of a draw. It seems VERY popular for the locals as a place to run, jog, cycle, swim, etc. get away from the city and enjoy the beautiful serene gardens. As a tourist it depends on what you are looking to do when in Budapest and how much time you have to explore each of those places. There are so many more interesting places in Budapest however if you go be sure to inquire after the story of "Saint Margaret" it is very interesting.

Visited July 2014
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