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Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

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Address: Margitsziget 23800, Budapest 1007, Hungary
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Lovely island for a stroll on a Sunday morning

The island is not spectacular but is relaxing. Nice to see all the locals out with family on a Sunday. A nice relaxing way to spend a couple of hours. There are cafes and ice... read more

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sebring
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33 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

not much to see here but if you want to run and enjoy the view, this is a good place to go. The exterior track was for running so it was not easy to do a causal stroll.

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We saved the walk on the Island to our last morning. Sun was shining what more could we want or need. A bit of peace, but this was not to be. As soon as we entered the island from Margaret Bridge we passed diggers and workmen. It appeared that every where we walked there was building and repairs taking place.... More 

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Baldock
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The island is not spectacular but is relaxing. Nice to see all the locals out with family on a Sunday. A nice relaxing way to spend a couple of hours. There are cafes and ice cream places on the island if you just want to sit and chill a while.

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UKMidlander
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Visited late May 17 when sadly, the whole place still seemed to be one gigantic building site. Any sounds of nature were obliterated by construction machinery. When finished, it will no doubt be even better than what the guidebooks currently describe, (though seriously doubt the "traffic free" bit even then) but if you're looking for the promised peace and quiet... More 

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Thank sixtusv
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At the end of our Danube cruise our boat was moored opposite Margitszget on the east bank of the river for a day so we we walked down to the bridge at the south end of the island, then all the way to the north end, crossed that bridge and back to the boat in time for lunch. The island... More 

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Thank John G
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had previously visited this Danube Island in the City of Budapest, but right now there is much work on improving the infrastructure on the Island, and maintaining its attractions to visitors. As you enter the Island from the Bridge at the southern end, you first meet the huge work of art, which some say can resemble a twisted part... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It took us 20 min to walk to the island from our hotel. Because we started our walk at 6 am it was cool and the air refreshing. We were joined by quite a few runners and joggers. The island is quite green but its serenity was marred by the many construction and repair works that were taking place.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Margaret island is a lovely oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. There's a running track around the outside, Japanese gardens, petting zoo which is lovely for children (with eagles, buzzards, peacocks, ponies and fallow deer), a hotel with terrace bar, an old church, some ruins, an open air theatre (which seemed to be deserted)... More 

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bridlington
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

did cruise to the island ..booked with expedia..very good island is undergoing a lot of work on roas and paths which made it hard going but still a beautifu lplace to rest up found the little church used for weddings and watched the wildlife and did a picnic..very relaxing

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A large area with plenty of walking paths. Good river views.Visit the japanese garden with it`s water features.

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For Budapest, this island between the banks of the Danube represents a green oasis, especially during summer when its emerald spaces are much enjoyed by both locals and tourists. The gardens here are very picturesque; the flowers in full bloom give the landscape a variety of hues; the fountains add an air of freshness, making walks peaceful, joyful and romantic. A leisurely stroll will uncover a variety of sites, even the ruins of a medieval Franciscan church and convent are still visible.
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