Margaret Island, Budapest

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#2 of 162 in Parks in Hungary
Walk, swim, or visit the sites at Margaret Island, a popular place for recreation in the heart of the city. In the 13th century this area was called "Island of Rabbits," but it has undergone many changes since then. View ruins of medieval churches and a Dominican convent on the island. Come during a concert at the island's open-air theater, see an outdoor movie, or eat dinner under the stars. Hang out at one of the many restaurant or cafes on the island, go for a run, have a picnic in a landscaped garden, relax at an outdoor pool, or play in the sun at Palatinus water park. Make Margaret Island a part of your Budapest vacation plans using our Budapest driving holiday planner.
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  • Margrit island sits in the middle of the Danube river and is easily accessible from either Buda or Pest sides.There is a marked running track all the way around the perimeter of the island (about...  more »
  • Greetings fellow members, I hope this finds you well. This island is always something you need to experience personally. Even to sit on a bench alone and taking your own time. Best regards, Nafis  more »
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  • Beautiful park and great for a stroll in a car- free location. There are a numerous old remains- churches, but the most relaxing space is around the dancing musical fountain.
  • Margaret island is a very beautiful and magical place in Budapest. You can easily get there by walking along Danube. There are a lot of interesting sights - water tower which is quite spectacular, musical fountain which plays music and changes colors and of course beautiful park with flowers and trees. Last but not least there are ruins of monasteries which are also worth visiting. Everyone can find something on Margaret island - fun, history, relax. But beware it is very popular and therefore constantly overcrowded not only by tourists but by Budapest citizens as well.
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