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Kalocsa Travel guide
Kalocsa : Michelin's recommendations
Kalocsa was founded as Esztergom in the 11C by Stephen I as a bishopric. Elevated to the status of an archbishopric, a cathedral was built here. Despite bouts of destruction and the town’s small size, its religious past justifies the presence of two important buildings in the centre: the Archbishop’s Palace and the Baroque cathedral. Kalocsa is also the paprika capital of Hungary where it is grown on an area of 3,000ha around the town. The Paprika Museum explores the history of this activity.
Tourist attractions Kalocsa : Things to see and do
Szentháromság Tér 1. H - Kalocsa
This Baroque cathedral , built between 1735 and 1754, is the work of Mayerhoffer. An atmosphere of rapturous serenity reigns throughout the pale pink and gilded stucco interior. Sacerdotal robes, liturgical objects and a bust of St Stephen (1896) we..
Szent istván Utca H - Kalocsa
The Baroque episcopal palace dates from the late 18C. The façade overlooking the square is symmetrical and solid; an avant-corps topped by a pediment frames the entrance gate. On the opposite side, the building’s fine architectural structure faces on..
Szent István király útca 6 H - Kalocsa 6300
As its name suggests, this museum is devoted to the history of paprika , its arrival in Hungary, how it is grown and transformed into powder and how it is used. Visitors will learn, among other interesting anecdotes, that the famous spice is dried i..