Budapest - Margaret Island & Northern Pest (Chapter)
This is the Margaret Island & Northern Pest chapter from Lonely Planet's Budapest guidebook.
Lovely Margaret Island’s shaded walkways, large swimming complexes, thermal spa and gardens offer refuge to the denizens of both sides of the river. Northern Pest is vaguely reminiscent of New York’s Upper West Side, it has tree-lined streets, antique shops, boutiques and lovely cafes.
- revisiting Budapest’s medieval past on Margaret Island by strolling from the ruins of the Franciscan church and monastery, past the one-time Dominican convent where St Margaret is buried and on to the Romanesque Premonstratensian church
- pampering yourself at the Danubius Health Spa, one of the most modern spas in town
- paying homage to the heroic Raoul Wallenberg at his statue in Szent István Park
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping
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