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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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Not much there, but a nice park

We took the #2 tram to the bridge and walked across to the island. It was a nice place to walk around - a small zoo with local animals...including the biggest rabbits I've ever... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In the winter and late autumn on average recommend. If you have a limited amount of time to explore the city then go somewhere else. I was in two days ago and I must say that I would have resigned from the case, because of weather that make impossible enjoying full of green islands and repairs of the island and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The island is popular for the people living in Budapest (for running and other sports) but as a visitor there's nothing spectacular to do or see there. During the summer time I guess one can go for the music fountain but that is a problem too. There is no site to show the schedule for the fountain. One can only... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the #2 tram to the bridge and walked across to the island. It was a nice place to walk around - a small zoo with local animals...including the biggest rabbits I've ever seen. Some old buildings / ruins and a outdoor cafe. You can rent electric carts or pedal carts if you wish.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful park in the middle of Danube river. You can access it by tram it leaves you right outside. Ideal for running, cycling and long distance walking. You should have some water and a snack with you and enjoy the green atmosphere and the river. It is cold there so dress well.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went as someone recommended but there was just loads of building works going off so very muddy every where there was a little zoo but it was closed for the winter

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i went on a rahter wet and miserable sunday afternoon - so probably better to see in a hot sunny day - but still an interesting walk - got a display of injured birds that they are trying to manage

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only found this island at the end of our visit, but absolutely loved the big dancing fountain, chilled atmosphere and lovely views.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, only one of the best parks. It's huge and full of people when the season allows it. Great for picnics and it has a nice aqua park and public pool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily, you don’t have to be Usain Bolt to enjoy Margaret Island in all it’s glory. Prowl around this green space and you’ll find a quirky zoo, a musical fountain, and a rose garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place in the middle of the city. You can go for a nice walk or run or rent a bike. It's very peaceful. If you are tight on time you can give it a miss. Nice views of the bridges over Danube specially when they light up.

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Margaret Island
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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