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A green gem of Budapest in the middle of the mighty Danube


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Don't forget to have a rest while exploring the hectic downtown of Budapest! Margitsziget or Margaret Island is probably the best place for that, especially during warm days. Before the 14th century, this natural location was called the Island of Rabbits for its rich flora and fauna but renamed later on behalf of St. Margaret. Today Margaret Island offers a wide range of locations for relaxation and picnics, as well as some attractions for sports lovers. The island is very easy to reach from both parts of the city. Both locals and tourists often attend the largest open-air swimming complex in Budapest the Palatinus water park, a tennis stadium, and an athletics center​. Also, the island has a rubber-coated running track of 5.35 kilometers. For other non-fitness attractions, you may choose between the Centennial Memorial of 1973, a small Japanese Garden with a mildly thermal fish pond​, a tiny zoo featuring a range of exotic waterfowl, the "Music Well," the "Music Fountain" or an octagonal 57-m high Water Tower.

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