City park covers a large area just behind Heroes Square. It is a perfect place for jogging, biking or making a picnic. Some weekends wine or food festivals are organized in this big park. In winter time there is an ice rink for ice skating. I especially love this attraction in the evenings when there is music and lots of people making circles around the rink.
Városliget is Budapest's largest park and is a nice place to take a break from the city. You can get a drink or an ice-cream, find a seat and watch local people having fun with their families. There's also a lake which in winter becomes a huge skating rink.
Also in the park is the Vajdahunyad Castle, the Széchenyi Thermal Baths, Budapest Zoo and an amusement park.
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 is a must see for families with kids: Amusement Park, Zoo, Grand Circus, take your time and explore this green park
The Varosliget is Budapest's main city park and contains many interesting and fun things to do. Heroes' Square is in front of the park entrance, so you can see the Millenium Monument and visit the Museum of Fine Arts. Inside the park you can see the Vajdahunyad Castle, Botanical Garden, Circus, Zoo, Transport Museum, Aviation Museum, and the 1956 Revolution Monument. You can also spend time at the Szechenyi baths or the amusement park. Gundel, probably Hungary's best restaurant, is located on the edge of the park. There's also various walking paths, playgrounds, tennis courts, etc. if you enjoy sports. In the winter it is possible to go ice-skating. Interestingly enough, I saw statues of many famous people (like George Washington and Ronald Reagan) while walking through the park. Varosliget is a nice place to take a break and relax while touring Budapest.
Városliget or City Park is a huge green space in the northern reaches of the central area (Pest) that finishes off Andrássy út just where the Heroes Square is. It is a pretty area of the city that plays host to a number of significant attractions like Vajdahunyad Castle and the Széchenyi baths (fürdö) as well as a children’s amusement park and some ponds. This was intended for leisure and that is, in essence what it has remained, free and open to the public (except when trying to enter one of the attractions). It has long been an open space near the city, but was officially converted into a public park in the early years of the 19th century. I find it to be a great break from an otherwise hectic city – sometimes the traffic and urban expanse of Budapest can be too much, and the city park provides a good spot for relaxation; one where you don’t have to feel like you’re missing out on the sites.
Varosliget is a little far from city centre but it has easily access with the Metro 1 or the tram 1. It depends from the place you are. I liked Varosliget.
It's too green, it has a beautiful lake and a wonderful castle. In the castle there is the Agiculture Museum, which I didn't expect to like so much but it worths a visit. In front of the Castle there is the Statue of the Anonymous, which is dedicated to simple people. In the park there are also Baths and near Varosliget there is a zoo and an amusement park.
You could make a big walk to Varosliget, enjoy the green, drink a coffee. We also visited the Transportation Museum. It's the ideal Museum for those who like cars, trains, planes etc. Outside the Museum there are train machines, a vagon-cafe, and a plane.
In the park you could rent bicycles or small cars with pedals or with electricity. It's a good choice and you could see the whole park without being tired at all!!!!
I believe that everybody will visit the Hero's Square (Hosok ter), so don't forget to visit Varosliget. It's too close!!!!!
After visiting Heroes’ Square and Museum of Fine Arts we crossed the bridge and visited City Park (also known as Varosliget). Once the place where the kings were going for hunting now a peaceful park where locals take their kids to the Budapest Zoo (Állatkert) or to Fun Park (Vidámpark). The park was created in 1896 and was part of the millenium celebration along the Heroes’ Square.
At the grounds of the park you can also visit visit the famous Széchenyi thermal baths (Széchenyi-gyógyfürdő) or stroll around this picturesque park that was designed at the end of 19th century in british style and includes a castle too! (not a real one but will give you some nice photo shots)
We didn’t visit the Zoo but we spent one morning at Szechenyi Baths (see other tip) and then walked to the Vajdahunyad castle that was built in 1904 and houses several different buildings (each one in different architectural style). There you can visit the agricultural museum or church of Jak with an impressive façade (pic 3) or just relax near the lake that surrounds the castle grounds. During the summer months you can rent a row boat while during the summer you can ice skate on the frozen lake!
There are several interesting statues, sculptures and monuments/memorials all over the park (including the 8m high Timewheel) but the most popular is the Statue of the Anonymous Author (pic 4) that was erected in 1903 by Miklos Ligeti. The anonymous author was a monk back in 12th century that supposed to be the writer of the first history book for Hungarians (Gesta Hungarorum)
Budapest's largest park, City Park (or Varosliget) hosts an amazing array of attractions. Vajdahunyad Castle, George Washington memorial (from 1906), Vidam Amusement Park, the Municipal Zoo, Botanical Gardens, the Municipal Circus, the Transportation Museum, Aviation Museum, the Széchenyi Medicinal Baths and swimming pool, and City Park Pond which is used for ice skating in the winter.
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.
The main park of Budapest is located at the northern end of Andrassy utca, just after Heroe’s square. It lacks the charme of other city parks around the world. A reason might be its rather small size, another the lake which has been remodelled a couple of times. Now, it consists of a dry side which is used as a sports area and some parts with standing, stinky water.
This centrally located park was created in 1896 for the Millenium from an area of swampy ground previously a royal hunting enclave. Today, its relatively small 1.2 km acreage contains multiple attractions including an artificial lake which is a winter skating rink, thermal baths, a zoo, an amusement park, and scattered museums as well as the remarkable Vajdahunyad castle ( see below ). The main entrance from Heroes Square includes a bridge over the lake. On a warm afternoon we strolled along the lake, nodding to people we met, and enjoying a subdued relaxed moment. Small kiosks sold balloons and refreshments along the main walkway.
After you feel the protected by the heroes from Hungary, you can go and relax in the cross-street park. After you pass the bridge and start feeling the nature, you will notice this lovely castle. Beside it's once again impressive architecture, you will just fall in love with it's surroundings. Some water, few boats, benches, a sandwich and a drink. Enough for romance. Enjoy it, it is perfect.