I’m definitely more a Pest girl than a Buda lady, however I reckon that Buda has nice little spots and Millenáris park is one of them – along with Gül Baba türbeje.
So what’s so special about that place? Well, first, it’s worth underlining the very clever use of the old Ganz factory premises, which has been turned into a cultural center and a well-designed park. The park’s main attraction is not so much the greeneries but the wide pond. It gives the Millenáris park a Japanese garden touch. There’s even a bridge to go over the water so you can observe the enormous fish swimming beneath you. Actually the whole garden is under renovation right now so it’s a bit less exciting, hopefully it will be even nicer soon.
Second, it’s a lively place day and night (well it used to be!). During the day and the weekends lots of families come here as there is also a playground. Adults & kids alike can enjoy the invisible exhibition (check the Invisible Exhibition article) which is a unique experience.
At night, you can head to the teátrum or to the ‘Fogado’ for a concert, a drink or a theatre performance. The teátrum is the venue of Budapest Orchestra’s night concerts (Midnight Music), a very nice concept that I urge you to try out!
Millenáris used to be a much more hectic cultural venue with more and better concerts and exhibitions… Good old times it was! The place has however attracted cafés around.