I’m definitely more a Pest girl than a Buda lady, however I reckon that Buda has nice little spots and Millenáris 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 is even a bridge to go over the water so you can observe the enormous fish swimming beneath you.
Second, it’s a lively place day and night. 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. Besides, the lucky ones come to cultivate their own plot at Lecsós kert, a great urban farming initiative.
At night, you can head to the teátrum or to the ‘Fogado’ (depending) for a concert, a drink or a theatre performance. For instance, 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 is a nice cultural venue (though it used to be much more hectic with more and better concerts as well as exhibitions), I’m pleased however to see the place has attracted cafés opening around!