Just a few meters away from my hotel, stood the Károlyi Garden (Károlyi-kert, for the locals). This is situated right in the middle of the city's historical center.

It seems that this is the oldest garden in Budapest, a fact which I've only found out after I got home.

This gorgeous little park belonged to the Károlyi palace, which was the home of Mihály Károlyi, the Hungarian prime minister in 1918.

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This cute and charming park used to be private and belonged to the Károlyi family but nowadays it's being used as a public park, even though the fences are still there.

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The garden is very well maintained, with lovely plants and flowers everywhere, romantic paths and a relaxing atmosphere. A few lovely plaques remind you to "Fűre Lépni Tilos", which, as you've probably guessed, means Don't Walk on the Grass.

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A small and lovely fountain is the center of the attractions and you'll see tourists like me stopping to take pictures all the time.

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Behind the fountain, there's a children's playground. I've passed through this place a few times and it was never empty.

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On this occasion, a little girl was having fun by herself, on the sandpit. The parents were watching her closely, while relaxing, sitting on a nearby bench.

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A few statues adorn this park.

Right at one of the entrances, you'll see the bust of Lajtha László, a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist and conductor.

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Another statue present in this park represents Iranyi Daniel. a Hungarian politician and journalist. He was recognized for his rigorous morality and pure character. A Hungarian woman stands in front of him, holding a flag in her hand.

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I've also found very interesting to see the statue of Károly, a Belgian giant rabbit which used to live in this park.

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This was the favourite of the children who passed by with their parents...

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There is a small area with tables and benches, surrounded by perfectly trimmed bushes, perfect to relax and play some card games.

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In case you forgot your reading material at home, you could pick up one of the books available there.

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Above the shelves, there is a map showing you the places in Budapest where these books are sold, in case you want to resume reading at home.

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Please notive that most of these books are in Hungarian language.

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I hope you have enjoyed this post... don't forget to leave your comment, before you go.


CameraPanasonic Lumix DC-TZ90
LocationBudapest - Hungary
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