Thursday, March 1, 2007

Things To See in Budapest III. - Margaret Island

Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is a 2.5 km long island in the middle of the Danube in central Budapest, between the two city parts, Buda and Pest. Margaret Island is one of the most beautiful open spaces in the city. In contrast to similar islands in other great cities, Margitsziget has not been built over, but has remained a huge park in the heart of Budapest. It is a popular recreational area for tourists as well as locals. There are tennis courts, public baths, historical monuments, hotels, clubs and restaurants, and a jogging track, and even a stadium, too on this tiny island. Margaret Island also offers a variety of beautiful and unique trees, flowers and plants.

Margaret Island photos by Trekphotographer, nushh, Elin B, norbijuzer, katicabogar