I was not sure about writing this article, as I was tempted to keep this place for myself. Selfish, right? This small park is on the Buda side, a few steps away from traffic-heavy Margit Boulevard. I love how its colours blossom in front of one’s eyes leaving the main street. It looks like the garden of a royal palace, crowned by a renovated building, the City Hall of District 2. Some of the creme of Budapest inhabits the surroundings and the garden reflects it well.
If maintenance has high standards in most of Budapest’s green areas, in fact, this one is pristine and colorful. Recently refurbished, it offers a free functional training area, which I have tried and approve of: I love open-air working-out space, but I have high standards for sport-related structures. Even the wifi – courtesy of the city hall – is flawless, while the variety of locals I can observe from here seem wealthier than in Pest, but still interesting.
I found some resemblance with those vast parks both Madrid and Barcelona have, but I must admit I am obsessed with those cities. Mechwart’s Park has a staircase going up to the City Hall and there are double sinuous paths branching out from those stairs. The hidden benches there are super-romantic and my mind goes to the peace of Gaudì’s Park Güell at night.
After a walk here, I’d go for a repertory movie at Bem Mozi, or for a drink at Bookta, both at walking distance.