Music Fountain
Music Fountain
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Fountains
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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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  • Mary K
    Providence, Rhode Island409 contributions
    Wonderful sights and sounds....all free!
    While staying on Margaret Island, we took an evening walk to the music fountain. How very enjoyable! I loved the casual feel, and how families and friends gathered to enjoy this fountain. The park is clean, with beautiful floral gardens all around. There is music playing, and the colors of the lights in the fountain change as well as the fountain itself changes, making it fun to look and listen to the music. We may have stayed around 30-45 minutes, but if I could go again, I would bring a blanket or chairs and pack a picnic dinner and enjoy for longer. I love it when cities know how to create a wonderful, clean area for all to enjoy.
    Written August 23, 2022
  • Minttu from Finland
    Oulu, Finland93 contributions
    OMG!
    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!
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 25, 2020
  • Carol A S
    Marietta, Georgia4,202 contributions
    Joyful interplay of water, music and light every hour
    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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MoonaMuslim
729 contributions
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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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,309 contributions
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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Ocean A
10 contributions
Feb 2022
No one on this site or anyone at the Margaret Island has said anything about the Music Fountain being close during February. If you have any plans to visit this attraction soon , please reconsider otherwise you will be deeply disappointed like I was. There is no information about when this attraction will be open but save your the trouble and money and don't come here for the Music Fountain but anything else. Otherwise just wait until late March onwards and it may be open by then.
Written February 24, 2022
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Tina C
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
On website said about light show at night. Walked 25 minutes to the island for it to be closed off with barriers and not working. Went in the day time to walk around the island and it was all closed off with black bags covering it.

Very disappointed as someone could have said on website or updated status on google. E.g. temporarily closed.

The rest of the island was nice but in the morning a lot of the food places closed
Written April 8, 2022
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i_buckley
Warrington, UK294 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Visited Margret island as we had a couple of hours to kill and came across the fountains. It’s an impressive fountain display to music, definitely worth a visit.

The rest of the island is worth a visit but like lots of Budapest feels stuck in time thus needs a update.
Written October 23, 2021
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Dirmu G
Eversdal, South Africa2,392 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We came across the music fountain accidentally, when we hopped off our river cruise, to walk on Margaret Island. What a wonderful surprise! The opera music and the colorful lights on the fountains are spectacular. When we went back another evening they played pop music. Highly recommendable
Written June 18, 2022
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,301 contributions
Jul 2022
Go to Margaret Island and enjoy the whole place. This is right on the southern end. Great place to sit, listen to the music, enjoy the people, and relax. Lots of locals just sitting about and relaxing. Good times.
Written July 23, 2022
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SEBESZ
Chicago, IL4,870 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
The music fountain located on beautiful and serene Margaret Island is something to see.

During the day at several times it performs a magical water dance but at night is when it really springs to life with an exquisite and beautiful light show adding to the water dance. The light and water shows are both accompanied by a broad range of music so all ages nationalities and tastes can enjoy from classic Hungarian composers to the Rolling Stones to CCR to Verdi and Simon and Garfunkle to name a few. The schedule of music playing: every day is at 10.30 and 17.00 4 musical pieces, at 18.00 the complete music list is played, at 19.30 4 pieces, at 21.00 complete list again

The Music fountain is one of the main and best attractions on the island highly recommend spending some time relaxing by it with a small picnic basket and waiting for the show to start.
Written August 13, 2014
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HelenKitten75
Greater London, UK61 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
Do check that the fountain is working when you visit, it's a long traipse in the cold on a deserted Island with no catering open!
I'm sure it's great when it's open but it would have been nice to see a sign at the entrance to the island explaining everything is shut and none of the fountains are working.
Written January 19, 2018
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TravellingCouple87
Devon, UK66 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Don't waste your time going here. It's all fenced off down there and its like a building site. Clearly looks like they are upgrading or renovating it. No signs anywhere to say its not working though the website still lists the same show times. We were disappointed to find out the hard way.......spend your time on other attractions!
Written December 11, 2016
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