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Műjégpálya Ice Rink with Vajdahunyad Castle in the background
Városliget ( ; literally City Park) is a public park (302 acres or 1.2 km²; a rectangle by , or 1.4 km × 900 m) in Budapestmarker, Hungarymarker close to the city centre. It is located in District XIV of Budapestmarker. Its main entrance is Heroes' Squaremarker (Hősök tere), one of Hungary's World Heritage sites.

  1. Gundel Restaurantmarker
  2. Municipal Zoological and Botanical Gardenmarker
  3. – Municipal Grand Circus
  4. – Budapest Amusement Park
  5. Széchenyi Medicinal Baths and Swimming Poolmarker
  6. Vajdahunyad Castlemarker
  7. Petőfi Hallmarker
  8. Transport Museum of Budapestmarker
  9. Heroes' Squaremarker
  10. Museum of Fine Artsmarker
  11. Palace of Artmarker


Name

The area was formerly called Ökör-dűlő, meaning "Oxmeadow". The first mention of the name comes from 1241 in the archaic form, Ukurföld. In the 18th century the area was called Ochsenried in German. Around 1800 the official name was changed to Batthyány-erdő (Batthyány Forest) after its tenants, the Batthyány family. The first trees and planified walkways were established in 1751 and after the public park was created in the first decades of the 19th century the present-day name, Városliget (and its German version, Stadtwäldchen) was accepted and it became the first public park in the world.

History

City Park was the main venue of the 1896 millennium celebrations of Hungary, by which time Andrássy Avenuemarker, Millennium Underground and the Grand Boulevard were built.

Sports

City Park has the world's largest artficial ice surface and it's the centre of Hungarian bandy. The B-group at the Bandy World Championship 2004 was held here[123273] and also the Bandy World Championship for women 2007[123274].

Used to host motorsport events in the 1950s. In 1985 despite the serious plans the city government decided against to host Hungarian Grand Prix races in the park.

Landmarks

Heroes' Squaremarker is noted for the following:

City Park proper includes the following notable sights:

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