Music Fountain

Music Fountain, Budapest: Hours, Address, Music Fountain Reviews: 4.5/5

Music Fountain
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Fountains
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The area
Neighborhood: 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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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary581 contributions
Brilliant open-air concerts
Sep 2020
We arrived at the island and listened to nice music from the fountain. We went closer and saw a brilliant open-air show: romantic music with dancing water-statues. Some other people were sitting and standing around, but in social distance, so it was safe. The programme starts at every hour. It's interesting and worth a visit.
Written September 29, 2020
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium10,987 contributions
Cool musical fountain
Aug 2020 • Friends
We just caught the tail end of the 11 am show, quite fun to watch, lots of seating available too, and free of charge!
Written August 4, 2020
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Minttu from Finland
Oulu, Finland88 contributions
OMG!
Jul 2020 • Couples
We just wandered into Margit island for a evening stroll around 8pm. Noticed a fountain with lights and went to see what it is all about. Sat down for a drink (brought our own drinks) and at 9pm the show suddenly started! A firework of music, colors and water statues - amazing! The show lasted for 1 hour and we were flabbergasted :D really a must see and definitely recommend the 9pm show. The lights are beautiful in the dark. Suitable for anyone, families, couples, dogs, friends etc. :) Enjoy!
Written July 25, 2020
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MoonaMuslim
728 contributions
A nice and romantic place to spend some time in the evening, it is great. Worth a visit!
Oct 2019
It is a wonderful place on the Margaret Island, located exactly between the two halves of the city, Buda and Pest.You can combinate this place when go from the one side of the city to the other side of the danube. Even during the day it is nice to relax there for a while, when visit the city. But in the evening or at night - fantastic!
I saw the "magic fountain" in Barcelona. But in comparison, this place is much more beautiful and attractive. Less tourists, fewer crowds, a relaxed atmosphere. At least when I was in beginning of October, a sitting place, whenever I was there. Even when the fountains are not so high than in Barcelona. Who prefers less over-crowed places. Here you go!
The light show with music when the fountains are switched on and vary. Every hour on the hour. Simply great. Everything is perfectly coordinated - the music, the fountains, the play of light. The demonstration takes place every hour on the hour and is suitable for all ages.
It personally fascinated me so much that I was there four times during my 5 days in Budapest.

Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and worth a visit. Enjoy it!
Great people, lots of sights and great food!
You will not regret a trip to there. The whole city is wonderfully.
Written June 4, 2020
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AndiValentine
Key Largo, FL86 contributions
A beautiful park. The fountain was so relaxing.
Oct 2019
A great way to spend a beautiful day! The park is beautifully landscaped and has a good collection of trees. We really enjoyed taking a break from the city and walking in a relaxed environment.
Written March 10, 2020
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Annabelle C
London, UK20 contributions
Not functioning
Feb 2020 • Friends
Fountain was covered and shut. Such a shame as there is no information on the website saying anything about the closure. Maybe they shut it in winter time?
Written February 13, 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Joyful interplay of water, music and light every hour
May 2019
The Music Fountain (a.k.a. Margitsziget szokokut) is on the southern end of Margaret Island, about 500m from the Margaret Bridge ramp. I found this large fountain fascinating; the fountain dances, spraying water in high jets, fans and pulsing patterns in sync with varied musical accompaniment. After nightfall, a spectacular light show illuminates the fountain with LED lights; the main show at 9pm features photos of Hungarian icons projected on a water curtain. The musical program varies, with everything from children's folk songs, current European pop, and classical music pieces. The fountain is in a plaza surrounded by trees and park benches. It performs in the warm months on the hour from 10am to 10pm), with no entry fee.
Written February 12, 2020
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Pen
6 contributions
Not open! Fountain is empty.
Feb 2020 • Couples
Fountain is not open and is empty even though trip advisor says it's open today 10am-10pm 🤔

Not a lot else to say.
Written February 5, 2020
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,717 contributions
Vow!
Oct 2019
If you enter the island from Margaret Bridge you will end up at the Music Fountain.
It is worth devoting at least 10 minutes to enjoy this attraction!
Children go crazy... ;-)
Written November 18, 2019
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX3,163 contributions
How, when and where you can see this free attraction
Sep 2019
Surely Musical Fountains are highlights of Margaret Island. They are gorgeous by day and night time. A lot of benches around for sitting and relaxing after a city noise, or after your long walk around the island. Dancing Musical Fountains- is very convenient located just after you cross a Margaret bridge. The fountains is working all day long from 10 am -10 pm, but at top of the each hour you will see the musical show - a duration 30 minutes accompanied with Hungarian and international songs. This open-air attraction is free. At evening with illumination. This is mini replica of famous Barcelona's fountains. Worth to see if you have an extra time during your Budapest's visit.

Getting there: You may reach the island by foot through Margaret Bridge or use the tram #4 or 6 with stop on Margaret Bridge, or use a boat cruise "Duna Bella" (with Danube Legenda company) and you can hop off at Margaret Island to explore on your own, then return after 1,5 hours on a later cruise. While the island officially has no permanent residents, urbanites flock to relax in this leafy park - no cars are allowed on the island, only public buses.
Written November 12, 2019
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