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“Not What We Expected”

Margaret Island (Margitsziget)
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Budapest 'City of Water' Walking Tour including Cruise to Margaret Island
Ranked #23 of 442 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
New York City, New York, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Not What We Expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

We felt that some parts of the park were sort of tacky where the vendors set up, and not well maintained. We were there on a sunny day in November, and it was delightful to people watch around the huge fountain. At the same time ,although it was peaceful to stroll, we did not find the topography that interesting. Perhaps we are just used to parks with more of a design to them. But if one needs a quiet place to relax
this is probably it.

Visited November 2013
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Lagos, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“It must be great during Summer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

I was there in November so I was able to enjoy a very quiet walk through the park and admire the autumn colors. I can only imagine how colorful and lively it must be during summer. That's probably the best time to go.

Visited November 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Long live Margaret!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

When you enter the island ,a peacfull and calm atmosphere is wrapping you immediatly. You can stroll peacfully not caring about cars and traffic lights.The island was a big "siesta" after running all over Budapest trieng to catch as much as you can. The musical fountain was terrific!

Visited October 2013
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Sao Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely place to relax after a walking day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

We went to Margaret Island after our first walking day on Budapest - actually it was our last stop before returning to the hotel. The musical fountain was great, and it also has a beautiful park with colorful flowers. We could relax and get some rest, and we could get some really tasty snacks on the island. Highly recommended for all the family.

Visited September 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pleasant experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Unfortunatelly, I have visited Budapest during wintertime, so I haven't seen the entire beauty of the island. Nevertheless, the view is incredible and I really felt relaxed and happy in that natural frame. It is a lovely place to be.

Visited December 2012
Thank Christian W
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