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  • 1 Town hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kossuth Tér 1

    The attractive architecture of this pink building is an example of what Hungary calls Art Nouveau. Its construction, begun in 1893, is the work of architects Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos. Take the time to venture inside and climb the stairs to the C..

  • 2 Kecskemét Great Church

    Religious buildings

    Kossuth Tér 2

    Inaugurated in 1806, the yellow ochre Great Church was built in the late Baroque style. Two plaques can be seen on the façade, one of which commemorates the victims of the 1848-1849 War of Independence. The other pays tribute to a famous regiment of ..

  • 3 Franciscan church of Kecskemét

    Religious buildings

    Kossuth Tér

    The Franciscan church or chapel of St Nicholas is the oldest building of Kecskemét. It was built in the 14C in a Gothic style, but was "restyled" according to Baroque tastes in the 18C. To the left of the church are all that remains of the ..

  • 4 Kodály School of Music

    Museums and art

    Kéttemplom köz 1

    Since it was opened in 1975, the Kodály Institute has been part of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. A visit provides the opportunity to see the exhibition devoted to Kodály and to grasp the full dimension of this venue devoted to choir singing and ..

  • 5 Kossuth tér

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kossuth Ter

    The Reformist church, built during the Muslim occupation (17C) and reworked several times stands on Kossuth tér Square. Next door is an interesting edifice whose position divides the central park into two squares: Kossuth tér and Szabadság tér. The e..

  • 6 Kecskemét New College

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Csányi János Utca

    The harmonious façade of New College, built in 1912, (1911-13) cannot be faulted. The palace was built in the Art nouveau style with the occasional Transylvanian influence.

  • 7 Cifra Palace

    Museums and art

    Rákóczi út 1

    Varnished tiles, wavy lines, ceramic detail, relief decoration and a profusion of colour - this palace is a splendid example of the Art Nouveau style that emerged in the 20C. Venture inside - the palace is home to the town's modern art gallery with s..

  • 8 Science and Technology Centre

    Museums and art

    Rákóczi út 2

    Formerly a synagogue, this building has had an eventful past. Built in the town centre, like the majority of other centres of worship, it was damaged during the earthquake of 1911. Rebuilt, it was desecrated during the Second World War and left aband..

  • 9 Bozsó Museum

    Museums and art

    Klapka Utca 34

    The painter Bozsó lived in this lovely house. On his death, he bequeathed its property to the town, leaving the house where a number of his paintings are exhibited in addition to a great many household objects. Don't miss the splendid collection of s..

  • 10 Leskowsky Museum of Musical Instruments

    Museums and art

    Zimay László Utca 6

    Albert Leskowsky, the director of this museum, is clearly a music fan and this collection of instruments represents his life's work. Moreover, he has bequeathed it to the town. Every day, he personally takes curious visitors around this museum quite ..

  • 11 Museum of Naive Art

    Museums and art

    Gáspár András körút 11

    If you come to visit this museum devoted to Naive Art, you will be able to "kill two birds with one stone", because the building is home to two museums. After admiring a collection of Naïve paintings and sculptures in the Magyar Naív Muvész..

  • 12 Traditional Craft Museum

    Museums and art

    Serfozo Utca 19/A

    Anyone the slightest bit interested in popular arts and crafts will love this museum. It boasts the best part of the handicrafts produced by the various regions of Hungary: pottery, weaving, saddle-making, fabric printing, etc. It also explains how t..

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