Attractions

Museum in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Budapest Pinball Museum

This quirky museum housed in a basement is one of Budapest's hidden attractions. It’s home to 130 vintage pinball museums – yes, you can play on all of them – and has quite a cult following as the largest such colle…
Architecture in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Water Tower & Open-Air Theatre

Erected in 1911 in the north-central part of Margaret Island, the octagonal water tower rises 66m above the open-air theatre (szabadtéri színpad), which is used for concerts and plays in summer. The tower contains t…
Monument in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Raoul Wallenberg Memorial

A statue by Pál Pátzay called the Serpent Slayer was erected in honour of Raoul Wallenberg in XIII Szent István Park. Of all the 'righteous gentiles' honoured by Jews around the world, the Swedish diplomat and busin…
Bridge in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Margaret Bridge

Margaret Bridge, which has finally emerged from a massive three-year reconstruction, introduces the Big Ring Rd to Buda. It's unique in that it doglegs in order to stand at right angles to the Danube where it conver…
Fountain in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Musical Fountain

Just north of the Japanese Garden, on a raised gazebo, is the revamped Musical Fountain. A replica of one in Transylvania, it plays children's songs at 11am and 4pm daily in summer, as well as the likes of 'Pretty W…
Museum in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Hungarian Railway History Park

This mostly outdoor museum contains more than 50 locomotives (a dozen or so still working) and an exhibition on the history of the railway in Hungary. There’s a wonderful array of hands-on activities – mostly involv…
Ruins in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Dominican Convent

A ruin is all that remains of the 13th-century convent built by Béla IV where his daughter St Margaret (1242–71) lived. According to the story, the king promised to commit his daughter to a life of devotion in a nun…
Park in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Szent István Park

St Stephen Park contains a statue of Raoul Wallenberg doing battle with a snake (evil). Erected in 1999 and titled Kígyóölő (Serpent Slayer), it is a copy of the one created by sculptor Pál Pátzay that was removed b…
Monument in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Centennial Monument

This monument, in the flower-bedded roundabout 350m north of the tram stop on Margaret Bridge, was unveiled in 1973 to mark the 100th anniversary of the union of Buda, Pest and Óbuda. As it was an entirely different…
Church in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Premonstratensian Church

This reconstructed Romanesque Premonstratensian Church, dedicated to St Michael by the order of White Canons, dates back to the 12th century. Its 15th-century bell mysteriously appeared one night in 1914 under the r…