There is always lots going on in Hungary’s capital including festivals and a huge number of parties. If you are someone that likes to take to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city you will certainly enjoy the opportunity to get back to nature and enjoy some time exploring the beautiful Budapest parks.
Recommended Budapest Parks
Below you will find information about a selection of our favourite Budapest parks including the most well known…
- City Park (Városliget)
City Park (Városliget) is located in district XIV of Budapest, close to the city center, behind Heroes’ Square. The park can be reached using metro line 1 (M1), tram number 1, and bus numbers 20, 30 and 105.
The park is located close to the Budapest Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Budapest Circus and an Amusement Park.There are a lot of sights in the park, Vajdahunyad Castle, Petőfi Hall, Museum of Fine Arts and Transport Museum of Budapest are also situated there.If the weather in Budapest is hot you can relax in the Széchenyi Bath or stop for a cool drink or some food at the world-famous Gundel Restaurant.
In summer you can also go boating on the park’s lake and in winter you can hire skates and go ice-skating instead.
- People’s Park (Népliget)
People’s Park (Népliget) is located in district X of Budapest, in the south-east of the city centre. A Planetarium can be found in the park, and the Centenary Park is also situated here, which was established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the unification of Pest, Buda and Óbuda.
- Margaret Island (Margitsziget)
Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is one of the islands of River Danube in Budapest, in district XIII., and it got its name from Princess Margaret, the daughter of King Bela IV. The island is bordered by Margaret Bridge and Árpád Bridge, and can be easily approached by tram 4-6.
Margaret Island with a huge green area and a view to the Danube is the most beautiful part of Budapest.It is ideal for family weekends and relaxation. Sportlovers can use the jogging circle and Alfred Hajos National Swimming Pool, while guests who wants to relax can go to Palatinus Spa. People can spend a whole day by walking on the beautiful island, where a music playing fountain, rose garden, Japanese garden and ruins of a Dominican cloister await the guests.It is really comforting to walk under the old trees of Margaret Island, where people can forget and remember.
- Norma Tree (Normafa)
Buda Hills with the park Normafa offer a unique panorama to the city, close to the Schwab Hill (Sváb-hegy) and John Hill (János-hegy). The park can be reached by bus 21 or the so called ”Fogaskerekű”. This area is ideal for active relaxation and mountain tours.
Photos of Budapest Parks
Below you will find a selection of photos showing the parks in Budapest listed above:
Map of Budapest Parks
The following map shows the location of the Budapest parks listed above: