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City Park

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about City Park.

City Park features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Budapest City Guide5-day Budapest City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • An oasis of green
  • Home to the famous Széchenyi bath
  • Houses the beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle

Time required: 45 minutes

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 1: Hősök tere station

Address: Dózsa György út, Budapest

Things you need to know:

  • City park (Városliget) is a landscape public park in Central Budapest. Városliget was among the first public parks in the world open to the whole public
  • The area used to be a meadow and popular hunting area for noblemen. It was turned into a city park at the beginning of the 19th century
  • It used to be the main venue of the 1896 Millenium Celebrations, Hungary's 1000th anniversary. Many attractions were built then such as Heroes' Square or Vajdahunyad Castle
  • Other attractions include: the Zoo, Amusement Park, Budapest Circus, Széchenyi Bath, Városliget Pond (an ice rink in winter)
  • The Városliget ice rink is the largest open air ice rink in Europe (currently it is under reconstruction)
  • Vajdahunyad Castle is an architectural museum presenting the major building styles used in Hungary for Romanesque to Baroque. Part of the building is a replica of an existing castle in Vajdahunyad, Romania
  • Vajdahunyad Castle was first built out of cardboard for the Millienium Celebrations. It was so popular that a permament, stone building was erected

What to do there:

  • Take your time and explore this green park
  • Admire the beautiful architecture (baroque facade) of Vajdahunyad Castle and Széchenyi Bath

Tips & Insights:

  • It is a must see for families with kids: Amusement Park, Zoo, Grand Circus

City Park features in these preplanned City Guides: