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A city of beautifully faded elegance

Panoramically divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital exudes faded grandeur. Comprised of busy Pest and residential Buda, the Habsburg city of grand boulevards and elegant bridges was built in the late 1800s. With its five-star hotels, spa baths, landmark coffeehouses and key restaurants wonderfully restored, Budapest provides top-notch services. An underground counterculture and savage party scene complete the picture of this cool, modern city.

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Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

Famous Budapest reprieve with parks and ruins

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A green oasis in the middle of Budapest. It simply has it all: pools, park, clubs, parties and more.

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Noémi Szilagyi

Tour Guide

The ultimate place to chill out during the day, do sports, meet friends, have a picnic, check out the free zoo, watch a play in the outdoor theater and go out at night. This lovely island is our green oasis in the middle of the city.

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Go here for free outdoor training. There’s a 5k running track, plus outdoor gym.

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This is one of the biggest islands in Budapest right next to Margit híd (Margaret-bridge) , close to the Parliament. This is a very nice leasure area. You can walk your dogs, jog, run, date here. Worth visiting any time!

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Small Grand Hotel

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One of Budapest’s most popular places to take your lady for a romantic walk, and rest at the small Japanese Garden with the mildly thermal fish pond.

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Budapest reprieve with parks and ruins

Stay.com Editors' Note

Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is relatively small, and sits in central Budapest, right in the middle of the Danube. Covered in landscaped parks, the island is a great place to take the kids for some outdoor recreation. You’ll also find medieval ruins here, adding some adventure to your visit.

Spanning the area between the Margaret Bridge and the Arpad Bridge, the ruins at Margaret Island (Margitsziget) hark back to the Middle Ages, reminding of the religious influence that was once over the land. The island has been modified in recent times,keeping it and the city safe from floods.

Margaret Island (Margitsziget)
Margitsziget, Budapest