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Park Varosliget: photos, description (City Park)

Park Varosliget is located near the Heroes square and has an area of 1 sq km Is one of the most popular places for walking residents of Budapest and tourists. Its current form of the Park was acquired over the centuries. In the mid-15th century during the reign of the Hungarian king Matthias here was a swamp, later, 100 years later, when Leopold I was already here, divided pastures for grazing Royal cattle. In the 18th and 19th centuries, when Maria Theresa was held on land reclamation, excavated channels, several artificial lakes and planted Park.

Today, the Park Varosliget, there are about 7,000 trees, including quite exotic and ancient. In 1896, in celebration of the 1000th anniversary of Hungary in the Park Varosliget for the play was built the wooden scenery of the castle, but the castle is so well blended into the landscape that in 1904 it was rebuilt in stone.

In the Park of Varosliget is the famous széchenyi bath, the city circus, zoo, transport Museum and the famous Budapest restaurant "Gundel", which has more than 150 years.