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Heroes Square and City Park
Andrassy ut ends in a flourish at Heroes Square, a collection of monuments that pompously celebrate some of Hungary's famous sons.
The square is a huge space flanked by the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Arts (I didn't go to either).
Heroes Square is the end of Andrassy ut, but it is the entryway to the City Park, a huge open space (kind of like New York's Central Park) where you can walk barefoot through the grass, jog on quiet trails or rent a boat.
There is an enormous Baroque complex called the Szechenyi Baths, a zoo and the Castle of Vajdahunyad (a reproduction of a Transylvanian castle that was constructed for the Millenary Exhibition).
City Park: Located behind...
City Park: Located behind Hero's Square, there are some of the famous baths located inside the grounds. The park itself is a little run down, dirty, etc. But it's still pretty nice to walk around the ponds and grass. There's a zoo bordering one side of the park as well (for the kiddies).
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City Park, or Városliget in Pest's northeastern reaches makes a welcome break from the built-up inner-city area and incorporates many of Budapest's drawcards. The entrance to City Park is Heroes' Square, which has the nation's most solemn monument - an empty coffin representing one of the unknown insurgents from the 1956 Uprising - beneath a stone tile. The inspirational Millenary Monument, a 36m (120ft) pillar backed by colonnades, defines the square. The Angel Gabriel tops the pillar, offering King Stephen the Hungarian crown. To the north of the square is the Museum of Fine Arts (1906) which houses the city's outstanding foreign works (especially the Old Masters collection), while to the south is the ornate Palace of Art. Inside the City Park is the City Zoo, a five minute walk to the west and past Budapest's most famous restaurant, Gundel's. Next to the zoo is the Grand Circus. The gigantic `wedding cake' building south of the circus is the glorious, Széchenyi Bath. In the middle of the park is the stunning Vajdahunyad Castle on the island in the lake, which becomes a picturesque setting for ice-skating in the winter. Outside the church opposite the castle, Ják Chapel, is a statue of a hooded scribe outside named Anonymous after an unknown chronicler who wrote a history of the early Magyars. Writers today touch his pen for inspiration. The surrounding streets on the southeastern corner of City Park are loaded with gorgeous buildings, residences and embassies. To get to City Park take the yellow Metro to Hõsök tere
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If you arrive to Budapest from November to March you must skate! The ice-rink is in the Városliget (city garden) at the Vajdahunyad vár (Castle Vajdahunyad). (The ice rink is a lake during summer where you can rent boats...so romantic!). Ice-rink is open-air. Music. Sometimes there are parties on the ice! Weekends fees are two times more! You can rent skate.
If you go to City Park or...
If you go to City Park or Heroes Square, don't make the mistake I made of getting off the M1 at the Kodaly Korund stop. There are about six other metro stops that'll drop you off closer to the Square than this stop. I had to walk the whole way though, and this is what the road looked like.
The City Park
The largest park on the Pest side, covering exactly one square kilometre (0.4 sq.m). The area was once part of the sand and grass-covered Field of Rákos, where in former days the Diets and the national markets were held; at the beginning of the last century it was converted into a park. By the turn of the century it had already become a place of entertainment popular with all layers of society: members of the aristocracy drove out here in their carriages and exercised their horses; the middle-classes came here for a day out; and here the workers organised their meetings and their May Day demonstrations.
Very nice destination, I was quite pleased with my visit there. I'm going again soon and hopefully it will be even better.
This large park at the end of Andrassy Ut contains Vajdahunyad castle, the Budapest zoo, a circus, fun park and thermal springs.
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The city park houses the Museum of Agriculture, two lakes, a skating rink and thermal baths. It is a large piece of park and even at night it is briming with activity.
Ice skating in the City Park
In winter, you can go ice skating in the City Park, with the beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle in the background.
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Another great park, located at the end of Andrassy Street. There are some historic buildings, museums and a thermal bath within the park.
Palace inside the Park
a beautiful castle or leastways it looked like it ..it was extremely nice and it is the Hungarian Agricultural museum surrounded by rampars and a water dyke
In the middle of the park is the lake, which becomes a picturesque setting for ice-skating in the winter and is a great place to rent a boat and enjoy a fine summer day.
It's a nice park with some beautiful buildings, great places to enjoy the weather or surroundings and of course the terminal baths!
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