City Park (Hungarian name: Városliget)
Located close to Heroes Square in the centre of Budapest, City Park offers much to do for locals and tourists alike. This 1.2km² park was originally developed as part of the millennium festivities in Hungary in 1896 at the same time that many of the cities most famous streets were constructed. In summer it is a haven for those looking to escape the heat and noise of the city. People come here to walk, to picnic by the lake or even take a boat trip on it (boats are available to rent in the park). In winter the lake (Városligeti Mujégpálya) becomes a public ice-rink and is in fact the largest artificial ice surface in the whole of Europe!
There are a number of other sights and activities in the park that will keep you busy for hours and have you coming back for more. These include the Municlpal Zoological and Botanical Garden, an amusement park, the Palace of Art, the Municipal Grand Circus, the Széchenyi Medicinal Baths and Swimming Pool, Heroes' Square, the Transport Museum of Budapest, Vajdahunyad Castle, the Museum of Fine Arts and Vajdahunyad Castle! To get to the park, take the millenium underground (line M1) to Hosök tere.
These are of course just some recommendations of things to do in this most impressive and fascinating of cities. Depending on the length of your stay you may simply wish to take it easy, do some shopping and relax in the many cafés and restaurants that straddle the mighty Danube. Alternatively, if you are staying longer and do need more inspiration, please do contact a member of our team on 020 8518 1010 - they will be more than happy to help you make the most of your stay in Budapest.