Having a picnic in a charming park is always a good idea. Whether you plan a lovely afternoon in the green outdoors with your friends or family, we have collected some great spots in Budapest for you.
Read the first part of our collection of best picnic spots in Budapest HERE.
Kopaszi-gát (Kopaszi Dam)
The Kopaszi Dam, originally created for flood protection purposes, is now used for different occasions. Several cafés and restaurants await guests for a cold drink in the summer. In addition, the park serves as a perfect place to have a picnic in. While you are eating, you can admire the Lágymányos Bay and enjoy this peaceful spot in the lively Hungarian capital.
Normafa – the capital’s best-known hiking spot
Normafa is mostly known of its hiking trails. Hundreds of tourists visit this hill and have a biking or hiking adventure every year. However, the wide meadow is also ideal for a nice picnic. It is also worth choosing this picnic spot for its breathtaking view of the entire city. Moreover, nature lovers can climb up to the Erzsébet lookout tower to enjoy some even more stunning vistas.
Normafa Park. Photo: FB/Normafa Park
Gellért Hill – Philosophers’ Garden
Gellért Hill is another example of a scenic picnic spot. Gellért Hill is a beloved tourist attraction in Budapest, therefore, it can get busy. However, in the Philosophers’ Garden, you will find a little peace to chow down on tasty food and soak up some sun in the greenery. The specialty of the place is the group of 8 bronze and granite sculptures inaugurated in 2001, which is the work of Nándor Wagner, a sculptor who lived in Japan. The Garden of Philosophers depicts the harmonious coexistence of five intellectual trends. The group of artwork includes statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha, Lao-Tse, Abraham and Ehnanton arranged in a circle.
Tabán is a picturesque historic spot, tucked away in Budapest’s 1st district. It was once an independent settlement, then it first became a part of Buda and finally Budapest. While wandering around the cobblestone streets, you may wonder what it was like living here back in the days when Tabán used to be a separate city. Picnic is a must in this lovely spot, you can surely find a quiet corner on the meadow to enjoy some delicious bites while marvelling at the view.
Although the name of this park translates to “field of blood”, this is a charming place which provides a perfect opportunity for a picnic. Located west from Buda Castle, Vérmező is a great spot for those who seek peace and quiet or want to do some sports outdoors. If you are looking for a spacious picnic spot in Buda, this is the right place for you.
please make a donation here