Margaret Island Budapest

Margaret Island Budapest
Historically inaccessible in the middle of the Danube, Margaret Island was a retreat for religious contemplation from at least the 11th century onwards. Relics of the island's past include the remains of two monastic churches and the ruins of the convent home of Princess Margaret....
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Vizivaros Budapest

Vizivaros Budapest
Between Castle Hill and the western bank of the Danube, extending north from the Chain Bridge towards Margit körút, is the area known as Viziváros or Water Town. This area gained its name in the Middle Ages due to constant flooding. It was originally an...
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Central Pest Area Budapest

Central Pest Area Budapest
At the end of the 17th century much of the Pest Area Budapest was in ruins and few residents remained. Within the next few decades, however, new residential districts appeared, which are today's mid-town suburbs. In the 19th century, redevelopment schemes introduced grand houses and...
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Varosliget Budapest Area

Varosliget (Városliget) or City Park, was once an area of marshland, which served as a royal hunting ground. Leopold I gave the land to the town Pest, but it was in the mid-18th century, under Maria Theresa, when draining of the area started and treed planting...
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