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Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

Margitsziget, Budapest

Margaret island (originally known as Rabbits Island) is a popular recreational, green oasis in the middle of the Danube in central Budapest, long 2,5 km and 500 metres wide. Rent a bicycle, jog, swim in one of 11 pools, throw a Frisbee, tour 12th century ruins, or just stroll around. This was originally a religious centre. The ruins of St Margaret's Dominican nunnery are on the east side near the ruins of a Franciscan church. The water tower, built in Art Nouveau style, is over 100 years old. A very fine lunch can be had in the Ramada Grand Hotel at the north-east end of the island.


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Mathieu 25 points

Take a break from city life


value to visit 3.5 of 5
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Margaret Island is named after Margaret, the Hungarian princess, who lived here as a nun. You can go with mini cruise tours. Some of the views are stunning, interesting to walk around a break from city life. There is lots of greenery, Japanese garden, a small zoo, and a dancing fountain that people can dip their toes into. Every hour fountain starts a music and water show. The fountain dances along with the music, at night the dancing fountain gets lit up by colorful lights. On a cold winters day possibly not the best time to visit.

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