City Park Budapest

The City Park (Városligetin Hungarian) is one of the largest green areas comprised of a lake and is located behind Heroes’ square. This vast green stretch isn’t just home to hundred year old trees and beautiful pathways but it is saturated with attractions that can be enjoyed by all, whether you’re old, young, single or have children.

Before the park became what it is now, it used to be a swamp area owned by Hungarian kings and used as hunting  grounds. Later trees were planted in 1896 in celebration of the thousandth anniversary of the Hungarian conquest.

By simply taking a walk in the 302 acre Park from one end to the other you’ll find plenty of activities available. From quietly sitting under a tree and enjoying a picnic or admiring the beautiful castle, Vajdahunyad Castle, with the lake at foot. In the summer time the lake can be found filled with row boats and in the winter it is turned into a beautiful outdoor Ice-skating rink. Continue on your walk, and you’ll find the Széchenyi Bath, one of the largest spas in Europe which can be used during the summer and winter time. Opposite of the baths there are many family friendly attractions. These include the Budapest Amusement Park which is filled with rides and a Garden for those under 10, a Grand Circus: the only permanent circus in Central Europe and a Zoo which is one of the oldest zoos in the world. It is easy to build up an appetite after a cruise through the Park, so there is also many delicious restaurants in the neighbourhood.

How to get to City Park: It is quite simple. It is located in District XIV of Budapest. Take the World Heritage Metro line, M1 also know as the yellow line to Széchenyi Fürdő station or Heroes’ Square. You will immediately see Heroes square and it’s behind it.

Images of the City Park in Budapest

Sights around City Park

Tours on which you will see the City Park in Budapest

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