Walking Tour Around Margaret Island, Budapest

Margaret Island on the river Danube is a popular recreational area. Stretching for around 2.5 km, this place was declared a public park in 1908. Beautiful landscaped parks, ancient ruins and various sports facilities dot the island. The island can be accessed by the Margaret Bridge on the south and the Arpad Bridge in the north. This is a quiet place to laze around and enjoy your day. Vehicular traffic is not allowed on the island and is pedestrian friendly.
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Walking Tour Around Margaret Island Map

Guide Name: Walking Tour Around Margaret Island
Guide Location: Hungary » Budapest (See other walking tours in Budapest)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Author: kane
Árpád Bridge

1) Árpád Bridge

Árpád Bridge, located in Budapest, connects the Pest and the northern region of Buda. It goes over the top of the Danube River. To date, it is the longest single bridge in all of Hungary. The massive structure is 1.25 miles long. Along the way, through an embranchment, you can be connected to Margaret Island.

This expansion is named after Hungary’s historical figure Arpad. He is credited with having brought the people to the area in 896. For a period of time from 1950 to 1958, during...   view more
Bodor Musical Fountain

2) Bodor Musical Fountain (must see)

The musical fountain on Margaret Island is an exact replica of the first musical fountain in the world. The first one was designed by a Hungarian and to commemorate that, a second one was built in Budapest. The fountain has two staircases and a dome with a statue of Neptune (Apollo) at the top. The background music is played every hour.

Why You Should Visit:
The other musical fountain on Margaret Island, near Margaret Bridge, is one of the biggest in Europe and definitely worth checking out...   view more
Water Tower

3) Water Tower (must see)

The Water Tower located on Margaret Island was opened to the general public in 1913. It was visited by the whole city on opening day. The size of the structure is impressive. It rises to a height of 57 meters. It has a viewing level just 5 meters below. A top the place is a massive 600 million liter water tank.

In its day, the tower was considered very modern technology. It was the first reinforced concrete building erected in the city of Budapest. Over time, the water tank fell out of use....   view more
Medieval Ruins

4) Medieval Ruins (must see)

Margaret Island has been the home of many religious orders throughout the years. There are some of the best examples of medieval ruins to be found here. During the time of the Middle Ages, the location was referred to as the Isle of Rabbits, or Hares island.

The Dominican nunnery that was built here is one of the most classic examples of medieval monastic complexes. It was built in honor the Virgin Mary. The nunnery and order proper were very wealthy and powerful. Many of the miracles...   view more
Palatinus Water Park

5) Palatinus Water Park (must see)

Budapest’s most popular water park is located on Margaret Island at Palatinus Strand (Beach). It rests atop a natural hot spring that makes the area a great spa location. The natural thermal energy also supplies power to the whole area. The location has various-size pools, including one of the wave variety. The venue is family-friendly and can be enjoyed by all. The complex is entirely outdoors.

The surrounding beach and park complex is a very popular location for nude sunbathing, walking,...   view more
Tamas Szechy Swimming Pools

6) Tamas Szechy Swimming Pools

The Alfréd Hajós Tamas Szechy swimming complex is a world class location. This place hosted the European Championships in 2006. It has ten lanes, and an overall length of 50 meters. You can also find state of the art diving platforms, two fitness rooms, and a sauna here. The venue can hold up to 8000 spectators for some kind of event. As you tour the building, take note of all the plaques that hang on the wall, representing winning athletes that have trained here over the years.

The whole...   view more

7) Holdudvar

Holdudvar is located in the southern part of the Margaret Island. Built upon the ruins of an older casino, the place has been renovated and is one of the favourite partying spots in Budapest. The place houses an open air restaurant, a casino, an open-air cinema and an art gallery. At night the lights of Holdudvar shine giving it a fantastic look. The Pálinka bar is open at night and you can dance inside. The restaurant offers a wide variety of quality...   view more

Walking Tours in Budapest, Hungary

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Nightlife Tour, Part 1

Nightlife Tour, Part 1

A major city that attracts a lot of visitors each year, Budapest offers a healthy selection of hot bars and clubs where guests are encouraged to party all night long. The diversity of the venues found on the Budapest Nightlife Tour is notable, including decadent nightclubs with heart-thumping live DJs spinning the latest house and techno, hip and artsy crowds relaxing with a cocktail to jazz and reggae, an exclusive rooftop bar requiring a password to get in, and more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Pest Walking Tour

Pest Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Ruin Pubs Tour

Ruin Pubs Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Budapest without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Budapest, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Nightlife Tour, Part 2

Nightlife Tour, Part 2

This leg of the Budapest Nightlife Tour features more great establishments from the city’s diverse palette of venues offering entertainment after dark. Anything from high class adult entertainment and world class DJs sets, to drag shows, live comedy, an exclusive member’s only singles club, and more. Being a major international hub, Budapest packs a mighty punch when it comes to entertaining its many visitors as well as its locals.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Buda Walking Tour

Buda Walking Tour

The capital of Hungary Budapest is a relatively young city, resulted from an 1873 merger between Buda on the western bank of the Danube and Pest on the east. Set on a number of hills, Buda is the site of a grand Hapsburg palace with a detached, imperial air of old-time wealth. While in Buda, you can enjoy sweeping views of the opposite Pest, lying across the river, from the Fisherman's Bastion on Castle Hill or Gellért Hill to the south. Come on this walk and see these and other key attractions of this magnificent part of the Hungarian capital.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km

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