The City Park in Budapest or as it is called in Hungarian Városliget is a large park which is situated behind Heroes’ Square and serves as a inner city recreation area with many possible activities around. In the City Park you can find many attractions from museums over recreation facilities to family friendly possibilities to spend the day. Within Városliget you can find the Városligeti Tó (City Park Lake) which can be used to go around with a boat in summer or to go ice skating in winter time. Also you can find the beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle which is host of the annual Hungarian harvest & Cheese Festival, the museum for agriculture and the Anonymus restaurant so it is a quite busy place. No doubt the most prominent places in and among the City Park are the Heroes’ Square and the Széchenyi bath which should not be missing from your trip to Budapest, they are highlights you will never forget. Coming to the program with children in Budapest around the park there is the Budapest Zoo, the Budapest Circus and the amusement park located which all three are very good activities you can do with your kids.

About the City Park in Budapest

The City Park is 1.2 km² (1.4km times 900m) large and one of the largest green areas in Budapest next to the Margaret Island and the Népliget park. The official district it belongs to is the 14th district which actually starts a bit further outside. Throughout the past it had many different names such as Ökör-dűlő, Ukurföld (first name under which it was even mentioned in 1241), Batthyány-erdő and many more.

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Landmarks around City Park in Budapest


  • The Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Palace of Art
  • The Transport Museum of Budapest
  • The Aviation Museum of Budapest
  • Agricultural Museum

Other Landmarks


Also there are many sports grounds like a football pitch, tennis courts a running track an much more. Further you can find playgrounds, meadows, several statues, a memorial for Anna Lindh, a botanical garden and a transport park for children. So there area several possibilities for young and old, for fun and history. On weekends and during holidays usually all activities such as the Zoo or the amusement park are packed with people.

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