Budapest – Parks & Gardens

Memento Park

This park functions as an open-air museum which includes a variety of statues and plaques from throughout Hungary’s communist period. Statues include those of Lenin, Marx and Engels. The park is divided into two sections including “Statue Park” and “Witness Square’. Created in 1993, the location also functions as a cultural and educational site housing art projects, festivals and more.

Margaret Island

Located on the Danube River between Buda and Pest, the island is home to a tranquil getaway within the city. The island includes pedestrian promenades that navigate around the park, as well as an art nouveau water tower and the ruins of a 13th-century Dominican convent. A small zoo is also located on site, as are jogging tracks, thermal spas, swimming pools and, throughout summer, pop-up bars and restaurants which often play host to live music.