Margaret-island in Budapest
Musical fountain on Margaret-island
Centennial memorial on Margaret-island
A sculpture from the Japanese garden on Margaret-island
Palatinus beach on Margaret-island
Margaret-island (Margitsziget) – a pearl of the Danube
Margaret-island is one of the most beautiful parks in Budapest.
Located between the Arpad Bridge and Margit-Bridge, the territory is about 100-acres-big, and no car traffic is allowed except for public transportation, so the whole island belongs to the people.
You can do all sorts of different activities on the island, such as running on special rubber tracks, playing tennis, riding big 4-person bicycles, swimming or enjoying thermal water in two famous pools and spas. Not to mention the great outdoor party places, where beside a good beer or glass of wine, you can have a nice meal and good music. Upon entering the island, you are greeted by a gorgeous fountain; it is the biggest one in the whole country, and the movement of the water is perfectly harmonized to classical music that is playing from several speakers placed around the fountain.
The famous Hajós Alfred Swimming Pool can also be found on the island. It is named after Hungary’s first swimmer champion of the Olympic Games, and the pool is used by professional swimmers. Amongst the spas the Budapest guides offer you, we want to highlight Palatinus, which is also located on the island, and has a great green park spotted with many different pools full with thermal water. It is a great place to meet Hungarian beauties, who are trying to study while getting a tan…. So get your towel, swimming suit, sun-glasses and come!
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