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The Margaret Island Water Tower Reopened

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On May 2nd 2012 the famous landmark reopened to the public with a Hungarian visual exhibition. The more than a 101 years old Margaret Island Water Tower is an industrial monument of Budapest, which is situated on Margaret Island, one of the most beautiful islands of the Danube.

The Water Tower has lost its previous function, VIZTORONY2_85_3x66_5_viztoronywhich was to provide for the water supply of Margaret Island. With its significant size, it still dominates the neighbourhood. Besides providing a 360 degree view for the visitors, from now on, the Water Tower is also a unique exhibition hall during the Visual Art Exhibitions, which are unique in the country.
You could have a complete experience with the 60 minutes exhibition visiting!
Under the unique Visual Art exhibition, there are four separate exhibitions in the Water Tower:

1. Visual Art exhibition:

Animation exhibition
Moving pictures made by Ferenc KOVÁCS, designer and programmer. The subjects inspired by the pictures are a mixture of spectacular drawings, animations, design styles and ambiances generated and projected by computerised technology. With the application of visual technology, the projection of the pictures starts already in the entrance, and goes along the stairs and the alleys, as we make our way up to the Water Tower. Visitors can see waterfalls, swimming fish and other water-related motives made visible and enjoyable by the projector.

2. and 3. Exhibition of Mark MERVAI

Budapest 360 degrees view
His Budapest photo exhibition featuring the beautiful works. Both the inside and the outside of the popular and spectacular buildings, as well as the natural values of Budapest can be viewed on the floors of Water Tower, many of Budapest's famous landmarks and attractions, including the Parliament Building, the Budapest Opera House and even the roof of the New York Café. His photos also capture panoramic views of Budapest.

Margaret Island and Water Tower
The way of the photographer sees it! The wonderful Margaret Island and Water Tower!
Mark Mervai’s photos capture the natural beauty of Margaret Island and Water Tower.

4. and 5. Exhibition of Marcell JANKOVICS
The illustrated ensemble of the two widely successful movies of Marcell Jankovics, the masterpieces of Hungarian cycle of legends and Hungarian literature

Az ember tragédiája (The Tragedy of Man) and Ének a csodaszarvasról (Song of the Miraculous Hind)
These two works of him, now can be viewed in the form of projected images.

The Direction is the Margaret Island!

Further information
Opening hours (from May to October): Daily from 11:00 AM to 22:00 PM
During the Budapest Summer Festival, on the days of theatre shows, especially for audience members: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Adults: HUF 1,400
Children/Seniors: HUF 800 (free entry for kids under 6)
Groups: HUF 1,200 per person for groups of more than 10 people
Entry for minors under 6 is free of charge.
Free entry for pre-school and elementary school students with a maximum of two accompanying adults. Please call in advance for appointment.

Budapesti Nyári Fesztivál Kedvezménykártya (Budapest Summer Festival Loyalty Card) 20%.
Further information about the loyalty card:
We accept traveller's cheque, SZÉP Card, Budapest Card, culture vouchers.

Ticket purchase:
In the local ticket office (Tel.: 0036-1 / 340-4196)
More information online:

Provisions related to operation and visit:
Entry, walking and taking the stairs in the Water Tower at own risk!
Minors under 12 years of age can only visit the building, if accompanied by an adult.

Getting to the Water Tower:
Take Tram No. 4 or 6 to Margaret Bridge (the stop is in the middle of the bridge, where it branches off to Margaret Island) then take Bus No. 26 to Szabadtéri Színpad‎.
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