Margaret Bridge


Renovated Margaret Bridge 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 converges at the southern tip of Margaret Island. The bridge was originally built by French engineer Ernest Goüin in 1876; the spur leading to the island was added in 1901.

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1. Centennial Monument

0.24 MILES

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…

2. Musical Fountain

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One of the highlights during the warmer months on Margaret Island is this musical fountain, which dances and sprays and pulsates to music on the hour…

3. Gül Baba’s Tomb

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This renovated tomb contains the mortal remains of one Gül Baba, an Ottoman dervish who took part in the capture of Buda in 1541 and is known in Hungary…

4. Szent István Park

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St Stephen's Park is home to a Raoul Wallenberg memorial portraying a warrior doing battle with a snake (evil). Erected in 1999 and titled Kígyóölő …

5. Ábrahám Ganz Foundry Museum

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This museum – a lot more interesting than it sounds – is housed in the Ganz Machine Works foundry, which was in use until the 1960s manufacturing the …

6. Parliament Visitors' Centre

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The underground Parliament Visitors' Centre to the north of the Parliament building has reams of information and sells tour tickets. There's also a large…

7. Nagy Imre tér

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On the northern side of Nagy Imre tér is the former Military Court of Justice, where the eponymous Nagy and others were tried and sentenced to death in…

8. Kossuth Lajos tér Lapidary

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Assorted sculptures and other stones from the Parliament building on display in a lapidary below VI Kossuth Lajos tér.