The verdant City Park is a beautiful refuge within the busy city of Budapest. This pretty little park is an attraction that is sure to be loved by all. It doesn’t matter if you are young, old, or even a business tourist, a visit to a serene place like this is sure to rejuvenate anyone and everyone. It is known in the local language as Varosliget. Varosliget has the amazing honor of being the first park in the entire world to be made open to the public.
The City Park is a huge area that covers around 302 acres and is a man made park. It also includes within it Vajdahunyad Castle which was built for an exhibition in 1896 and later reconstructed as an enhancement to the park. There is a Zoo and a circus is hosted inside the park and hence it is perfect for the children. There are also thermal baths which this area is famous for. Families and youngsters alike will enjoy spending time here and explore the area. Make sure to plan an entire day around this place.
Another feature to look out in City Park is Memorial to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence. It was designed by Dosa Papp Tamas, Emodi-Kiss Tamas, Gyorgy Kata, Horvath Csaba of I-Ypszilon. This contemporary styled memorial was built to celebrate 50th anniversary of Hungary’s Revolution and suppressed War of Independence.
As you come to the City Park, don’t miss out to watch one of the largest hourglass in the world – Timewheel. The entire structure is made with granite, steel and glass. Walk close to the wheel and you will see that the sand is pouring from the upper glass chamber to the lower one. The entire duration it takes is around 1 year.
City Park Travel Tips
- This place is quite huge and spans around quite a few popular touristic sites so you can plan an entire day around it.
- Attractions inside will have entry fees.
- The thermal baths are open from 6 am to10 pm
City Park Hours
- Timewheel is open for 24hours.
How to Reach City Park
- Kos Karoly setany.
- Baross City
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24.92% of people who visit Budapest include City Park in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
22.86% of people start their City Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see City Park
67.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting City Park