Compete and relax on Margaret Island!
Margaret Island is the green heart of Budapest that provides a lot of amazing sports and leisure facilities. The almond-shaped island lies in the middle of the Danube and shows a breath-taking view of Budapest. It will be a very unique experience to organize the EMG at such a special jewelry box like Margaret Island. Let’s check out its sports complexes:
Margaret Island Athletic Center
It has two large turf football pitches, 96m x 52m and 20m x 40m, a 6-lan tartan running track, tennis courts, handball and streetball fields. Additionally, there have been many badminton and table tennis matches organized here.
The athletic center also has a running track around the island that was ranked the 5th best place to run in the world following the ranks of well-known places such as Silver lake in Los Angeles and Hyde Park in London.
Hajós Alfréd National Sports Swimming Pool
The sports swimming complex named after the first Hungarian Olympic champion was the first covered swimming complex in Hungary. It is the center of Hungarian water sports. Junior, youth and adult competitors have competed here several times in such sports as swimming, team water polo, team synchronized swimming, free diving, pentathlons, and triathlons. The facility was last renovated before the European Swimming Championships in 2006, when an additional 50-metre swimming pool and a diving pool were added to the complex. Currently the 80,000 square meters facility with altogether 8 pools and a diving tower is ready and waiting for the coming sportsmen.
Moreover, Margaret Island is also the location of the Palatinus water park.
Besides the sports matches, there are many places for visitors to visit here like the petting zoo, the music fountain, the Water Tower, and the Japanese Garden. Most tourists try the four-wheel bike that can only be rented on the island. At night the island offers fancy clubs and ruin pubs as well.