Varosliget

City Park

Budapest

I also included Heroes' Square in this article about the Budapest City Park, Városliget, although I don't think it's technically a part of it. But it's one of Budapest's landmarks, and right next to it, so why not.

About half of City Park is vast grass areas, and the part with the attractions is right behind Heroes' Square, so it's easy to see everything by foot without even having to walk that much.

Things to do

In Heroes' Square you can find:

  • Millennium monument
  • Museum of Fine Arts (closed for renovation, reopened 31.8.2018)
  • Hall of Art

And in City Park:

  • Vajdahunyad Castle. Not really an old castle, but built for the Millennial Exhibition in 1896, as was the Millennium Monument.
  • Chapel of Jak (in the castle)
  • Museum of Hungarian Agriculture (in the castle)
  • Széchenyi Thermal Bath
  • Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Capital Circus
  • Skating Rink in the winter
  • Restaurants and cafes

How to get to City Park

Underground: The yellow line number 1 begins from the city centre at Vörösmarty Square and the route goes along the wide Andrássy Avenue, so you can enter at any of the several stations along the way. If you want to get off at Heroes' Square, the right stop is Hősök tere. Or if you are planning to go for example to the Széchenyi Baths, the stop Széchenyi fürdő is right in the middle of the park and by the baths.

If the stations and the cars in that line might seem old-fashioned, it is because the Budapest metro is the second-oldest electrically operated underground railway in the world (first was London), and this first line has been operating constantly since 1896! This line has been listed in 2002 as a UNESCO World heritage site.

But walking the whole Andrássy Avenue (Andrássy utca) isn't a bad idea either. It's about three kilometers long, begins with high-end shops and restaurants, and ends with embassies and other beautiful buildings.

How to get to City Park

Underground: The yellow line number 1 begins from the city center at Vörösmarty Square and the route goes along the wide Andrássy Avenue, so you can enter at any of the several stations along the way. If you want to get off at Heroes' Square, the right stop is Hősök tere. Or if you are planning to go for example to the Széchenyi Baths, the stop Széchenyi fürdő is right in the middle of the park and by the baths.

If the stations and the cars on that line might seem old-fashioned, it is because the Budapest metro is the second-oldest electrically operated underground railway in the world (first was London), and this first line has been operating constantly since 1896! This line has been listed in 2002 as a UNESCO World heritage site.

Walking the whole Andrássy Avenue (Andrássy ut) isn't a bad idea either. It's about three kilometers long, begins with high-end shops and restaurants, and ends with embassies and other beautiful buildings.

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