City Park - Varosliget, Budapest

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    Varosliget lake

    by DPando Written Nov 30, 2005

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    it was a thin rain over us but the lake as the gardens were so beautiful and ful of people feeding gooses, ducks..whatever..you can see there a Zoo park, maybe the best spa in the city (its not my impression, i asked to my budapestian friends and doesnt suggest me Gellert and other so crowded by tourist but Szechenyi Thermal bats are better) also the circus, botanical garden , some pitches to play sport and green areas of course

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    City Park - Plenty to See and Do

    by Mikebb Written Nov 18, 2005

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    City Park is at the end of Andrassy UT and can be easily reached using public transport. We spent several hours at this large park which has many attractions. The parklands are very relaxing with the attractions spread throughout giving you an easy and pleasant walk. We did not go into the Amusement park, Circus or Zoo but enjoyed the Botanical Gardens, Szechenyi Medicinal Bath, Vajdahunyad Castle and the lake.

    We did not swim in the Szechenyi Bath but went inside the building entrance and admired the magnificent decorated ceiling and walls. It is a do not miss sight.

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    Varosliget Park

    by BLewJay Updated Oct 29, 2005

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    After taking a tour of St. Stephens Basilica, we headed west on the yellow metro line to Heroes' Square (specifically, the castle in Varosliget Park). The most spectacular square in the city, it's surrounded by the Palace of Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts and in the center contains the 36 meter high column (the Millenium memorial on top of which is a statue of the Archangel Gabriel holding the Hungarian Holy Crown). Between the pillars of the colonnade are figures of the "greats" from Hungarian history and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is positioned in front of the monument. The park itself is huge and contains castles, greenery, walk ways and many other things to keep you busy throughout the day. It's a nice place to go to relax and get away from the "buzz" of the city.

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    Strolling

    by bluebug Written Aug 16, 2005

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    lots of green

    My boyfriend and I were fortunate enough to stay at a friends house right near City Park. With the Szechenyi Baths and Hero's Square right in the Park there are plenty of things to do here. There are also a few great restaurants and pubs ;ocated right in the park. One night while walking back home through the park around 11pm we caught a band playing at one of the venues within the park. City Park is definitly special.

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    City Park Varosliget

    by elPierro Written Aug 12, 2005

    The large citypark not only functions as a park, a large Turkish Bathinghouse can be found here, the Heroes Square is the main entrance to the park with museums on both sides, and there's an island with some reconstructed buildings. You will find a Transylvanian Castle and an Austrian Palace for instance. Nice place to relax a bit and escape from the busy citylife.

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    Varosliget

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Jun 19, 2005

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    Varosliget

    The Varosliget, located behind the Hosok tere, is the City Park of Budapest and it is very nice. Inside it you can find a small lake, a castle (Vajdahunyad vara), gardens...
    Inside this big park there is also the zoo, built in the 1866, it was restored between 1907-1912 and at the entrance were put stutes of elephants. Near the zoo there is a Luna Park and a termal bath (Szechenyi Gyogy-es Strandfurdo.
    In the park there is statue of George Washington, a present gave from the Hungarian emigrants of the USA.
    In the south-side of the park there is the Kozlekedsi Muzeum (Museum of transports) locate in a building built in 1896 by Jrisztian Ulrich.

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    Anonymus

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Jun 19, 2005

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    Anonymus

    In front of the Baroque building of Vajadahunyad vara there is a very strange monument: the statue of Anonymus. It was made by Miklos Ligeti in 1903 and it is dedicated to the anonymus reporter of the 12th century who wrote the first history of the Magyar people. It was written in latin. We don't know the name of that reporter and so it is explain the name Anonymus.

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    Full of leisure and cultural experience

    by Robert_Hun Updated Apr 23, 2005

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    The lake of the City Park

    One of the finest quarters of Budapest offering a lot of interesting sights: beside the nice park itself with playgrounds you can find here the Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery, the Szechenyi Thermal Baths, the Zoo next to the famous Gundel Restaurant (opposite to an equally fine place to eat out: the Robinson), the old (and a bit odd) amusement park (Vidampark), a small lake (for pleasure boats in the summer and ice-skating in the winter) and a charming castle which is a replica of the Vajdahunyad Castle in Transylvania (Rumania) which houses the museum of agriculture and a nice little chapel.

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    Chilling, playing or sightseeing

    by mean_green_leftovers Written Dec 22, 2004

    I wish that I had discovered what this park had to offer when I first moved here. This is a large, beautiful park in the middle of Pest. It has a lot to offer for relaxing, sightseeing and recreation. There is a small castle, Hõsõk tér (Heroes' Square), two adjacent museums, Széchenyi Fürdő, etc... It is a very relaxing place to walk or sit and people watch. For those who are looking for a place to play, there are a few soccer fields and other courts which I could not identify (perhaps handball?) and also outdoor ping pong tables. In the autumn and winter there is ice skating in the Heroe's Square side. This opens well before the temperature drops below freezing.

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  • Varosliget

    by grkboiler Written Nov 9, 2004
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    Walk behind the Millennium Monument and you will be in Varosliget. Varosliget is a public city park with trees, ponds, and trails. A nice place to relax and take a walk, and there were also many joggers in the area. Other attractions at Varosliget include the Vajdahunyad Castle and Szechenyi Baths.

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    Iceskating?

    by belgianchocolate Written Oct 12, 2004

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    We walked in Budapest the first week of
    october. And just like people told me in the
    forum the weather can go many ways.
    The temperature was quit high. Compared to
    Belgium , we would even say it is warm.
    Even swimming in open air and sunbathing
    in swimwear was possible.
    Check the weather here - go with your mouse
    where you think Budapest is.
    A good excersize as well.

    Anyway. People told me that the weather
    by the end of october could be like freezing cold.
    Where am I heading for...
    I made this picture behind heroes square.
    There seems to be this dry lake , behind the
    bridge. (I made the picture from the side where
    there was still water). That is the ice skating
    place. In front of that palace like building ,
    a gigantic iceskating lake appears.

    It was the favorite activity for the middle class.
    I think it must be amazing to have a look...

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    Hungarian Baths

    by William1982 Written Aug 2, 2004
    Hungarian Baths

    One of the best baths is located in the city park. Szechenyi baths has the usual outdoor pools and indoor pools set at varying temperatures. You can relax and play chess or stand underneath the water fountains to receive a sort of massage.

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    City Park (Varosliget)

    by Skeptic-jr Updated May 31, 2004

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    Map of the City Park

    One of the biggest park in Budapest, located north of Heroes' Square, excellent for short and long (but rather long) walkings. The park has some interesting objects, such as gardens, green esplanades, pools (you can rent a boat), monuments, fountains and sports fields.

    On the artificial island in the little lake stands the small Vajdahunyad Castle (not very old, just from the beginning of 20th century, but very pretty). It is kind of copy of architecture styles, most typical for Hungary. There is a monument of Anonym, the author of king Bela's chronicle and the first history of Hungary. It is probably the most likable monument is Budapest. It is said that everyone who touch the goose feather in Anonym's hands will have a creative inspiration.

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    City Park

    by biggeorge Written Feb 20, 2004

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    City Park

    Sprawling park that is normally pretty quiet apart from dogwalkers and the odd sunbather.
    Contains the Varjahunyad castle that i think is an agricultural museum. However i'm not that keen on ploughs and cows so i didn't venture in.

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    The city Park

    by Filipdesmet Written Feb 8, 2004

    The only thing I did in Budapest, was wandering around and enjoying the Budapest City-life. But do check out the citypark, a lot of green, quietness, famous baths and a wonderful pub next to the water.
    In front of it, some bycicle acrobatics

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