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City park in Budapest (Varosliget)

Varoshliget Park in Budapest, which means “city park”, “city grove”.

City Park is one of the most important, the largest and most visited (the second Park of the Margaret island) parks in Budapest.

The Park was created beginning in 1751 and was one of the main places for the celebration of the Millennium of Hungary in 1896.

Park Városliget-city Park has a rectangular shape and an area of 1.4 km × 900 m. the Park is Located on the pest side, close to the touristic centre of Budapest. To the Park is the Andrassy Avenue.

In the Park: lake, places for rest and walks, children's playgrounds, restaurants and cafes, a place for dog walking and the zoo, the circus, the castle, fountains, monuments and sculptures.

Park and the Park Városliget

Heroes ' Square

Heroes ' square (Hősök tere) is one of the most important, the largest and most visited areas of Budapest.

Heroes ' square is geographically included in the boundaries of the Park Városliget and is considered its main entrance.

The square was formed for the celebration of the Millennium of Hungary. It was then the monument to the Millennium, which is the main decoration of the square.

Currently, the square hosts concerts, festivals and other public events.

On both sides of the square are historic buildings, the walls of which are now museums: the Museum of fine arts and Palace of art or hall of art Mucsarnok. Read more about Heroes square in Budapest...

The Széchenyi Bath

Széchenyi thermal bath (Szechenyi fürdő / Szechenyi Gyogyfürdő es Uszoda) - thermal (medicinal) baths and pool, the largest thermal baths not only Budapest, but all over Europe.

Therapeutic recreation complex széchenyi offers thermal pools, including outdoor and submersible, as well as swimming pools, multiple steam and sauna with a temperature of 50 to 80°C.

More than a dozen indoor pools are divided into a warm bath, cool and cold. The water temperature in the warm therapeutic pools ranging from 28 to 40°C. In a cool pool of 20°C in two cold-submersible - 18°C.

In the open part of the Szechenyi baths are three pools:

- swimming pool with water temperature 26-28°C;

- outdoor thermal, with a water temperature of 38°C;

- outdoor leisure pool with surprises and with water temperature 30-34°C. read More about Szechenyi Bath...


An artificial lake that occupies a large part of the Park, is one of the most visited places in the Park.

Across the lake is spanned by several bridges. Along the lake are equipped with places for rest and walks, and in the lake there are a couple of small fountains.

In summer lake can go boating or catamaran, and in winter an outdoor skating rink (Varosligeti Mujegpalya). In the building of the skating rink located on the lake, to get changed, warm up and rent skates.

Site rental boats and catamarans, winter skating rink: mujegpalya.

Vajdahunyad Castle

On a small island surrounded by a lake, is one of the most attractive and visited the sights of not only the Park, but all of Budapest - Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyad Castle, Hungarian name: Vajdahunyad vara), which is called the most romantic and one of the most beautiful castles in Budapest.

Vajdahunyad castle is a complex consisting of a group of buildings and objects of architectural combines some of the best buildings of the historical Hungary into a single eclectic Palace. For this reason, the architecture of the complex there are various styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Read more about Vajdahunyad castle...

Historical bridge

Until 1973 with the help of this bridge was moved from one side of rails to another.

Now no longer operated a small bridge - the first bridge in the country, representing a significant technical memory of the past.

The Zoological And Botanical Garden Of Budapest

The Budapest zoo and Botanical garden (Fővarosi Allat - es Növenykert), located in the city Park at the following address: Allatkerti krt. 6-12, is the oldest zoo in Hungary and one of the oldest in the world.

The zoo was opened on 9 August 1866 and now has more than 1,000 species of animals, including elephants and white rhinos and around 2,000 plants from around the world.

The zoo is a "Home of elephants" - one of the art Nouveau buildings in Budapest.

The website of the Zoological and Botanical garden in Budapest: zoobudapest.

Circus Of Budapest

Capital circus of Budapest is located near the zoo, at the following address: Allatkerti krt. 12a.

The website circus of Budapest: fnc.

The wheel of time

"Wheel of Time" (Időkerek) is one of the world's largest hourglass.

Diameter of the clock is made of red granite, stainless steel and bulletproof glass, is 8 meters and a width of 2 meters. The weight of the structure is 60 tons.

Initially, the Wheel of Time was supposed to roll over each year, thereby starting a new cycle and count down one year.

Inside are fine glass granules, which fall to the bottom of the clock so slowly that the decline in the "sand" could be seen, perhaps, in good daylight and very attentive people. Since 2011 due to problems with the operation and wear of the wheel of time is not working and is under reconstruction.

The historic carousel

The wooden carousel has already become a tourist attraction, running since 1906 in the amusement Park in Budapest. The amusement Park is gone, but the carousel is still in Park Városliget-city Park, near the circus.

The Fountain Of The Mermaids

A small "Fountain of the mermaids" (Sellők díszkút) is located near the main entrance to the széchenyi bath.

Monuments and sculptures

In addition to the above, in the city Park there are monuments and sculptures, including a statue of President George Washington, established in 1906, a monument to Sigmund Vilmos, the statue of crown Prince Rudolf of Habsburg, the Anna Lindh memorial, the monument of Olof Palme etc.

City Park (Városliget) on the map

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