Margaret Island

Posted by JaamZIN on 9:27 PM

Margaret Island. Budapest, Hungary. 

Margaret Island is a 2.5 km long island, 500 metres wide, (0.965 km2 in area) in the middle of the Danube in central Budapest, Hungary. The island is mostly covered by landscape parks, and is a popular recreational area. Its medieval ruins are reminders of its importance in the Middle Ages as a religious centre.

Before the 14th century the island was called Insula leporum (Island of Rabbits). Its appearance today was developed through the connection of three separate islands, the Festő (Painter), the Fürdő (Bath) and the Nyulak (Rabbits), during the end of the 19th century, to control the flow of the Danube.  (Wikipedia)