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  • 1 Klauzál Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Klauzál Tér H - Szeged 6720

    On the elegant, beautifully laid out square, stands a statue of Lajos Kossuth, the hero of the Hungarian fight for independence. Kossuth gave his last speech here before going into exile. On a completely different note, the famous Virag pastry shop h..

  • 2 New Synagogue Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    H - Szeged 6720

    The synagogue in Szeged is considered the most beautiful in Hungary, and possibly even Europe. It was built between 1900 and 1903 in the Art Nouveau style with Moorish elements. An immense dome supported by 24 columns and decorated with white roses a..

  • 3 National Park of Ópusztaszer Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Szoborkert 68 H - Szeged 6700

    Located on the spot where seven Magyar tribes (9C) pledged their loyalty to Árpád, this park boasts a phenomenal collection of archaeological, cultural, artistic and ethnographical points of interest, combined together in exhibitions and shows. It is..

  • 4 Széchenyi Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Széchenyi Tér H - Szeged 6720

    The huge 5-hectare square in the middle of town is planted with all kinds of trees, including maples, magnolias and hazelnuts. It is adorned with statues, fountains and lovely flowerbeds. Among the statues are those of the people who came to the resc..

  • 5 University Quarter Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Dugonics Tér H - Szeged 6720

    It is worth spending some time in this Latin quarter, which, like that in Paris, has personality, colour and atmosphere. The eclectic-style József Attila University is named after the great poet, who was a student here. A musical fountain standing in..

  • 6 Ferenc Móra Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Roosevelt Tér 1-3 H - Szeged 6720

    The museum consists of three sections. The archaeology section illustrates the life of the Avars, a people of Mongolian origin who invaded Europe in the 8C. Inside a large nomad's tent or yurt are splendid jewels and other items. The second section, ..

  • 7 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Széchenyi Tér H - Szeged 6720

    The beautiful yellow Baroque building is flanked by a watchtower whose bells ring out every 15 minutes. In summer, chamber music concerts are held in the pleasant inner courtyard. The Mayor's office is in a building next to the town hall known as the..

  • 8 Korzó Promenade

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Széchenyi Tér H - Szeged 6720

    The lively main street that begins at Széchényi tér and continues along Kárász utca is known by the people of Szeged as the Korzó. Here you will see an extraordinary building, Reok Palota, a fine example of the Baroque style, and perfectly restored.

  • 9 Heroes' Gate

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Aradi vértanúk tere H - Szeged 6720

    The gate guarded by two impressive stone soldiers was built to mark the repression carried out by Horthy's white guards after the defeat of the Council Republic headed by Béla Kun. Two other monuments on Arad Martyrs Square - the name recalls the 13 ..

  • 10 Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Dóm Tér 15 H - Szeged 6720

    The cathedral standing on a huge square surrounded by university buildings was built between 1913 and 1930 in accordance with wishes expressed after the terrible flood in 1879. The façade, decorated with a mosaic of the Twelve Apostles, is flanked by..

  • 11 St Demetrius' Tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Dóm Tér H - Szeged 6720

    The medieval tower stands in front of the cathedral. Its square base dates from the 12C and the octagonal upper floors from the 13C. It came close to destruction to make room for the cathedral. However, it withstood the dynamite, which was viewed as ..

  • 12 Serbian Orthodox Church

    Religious buildings

    Somogy Utca H - Szeged 6720

    The 18C church has a beautiful iconostasis known as the Golden Tree, from which hang 80 icons. In Orthodox churches, the iconostasis is a screen bearing images and icons and separating the sanctuary (where the priest officiates) from the nave.

  • 13 Castle Garden

    Nature and gardens

    Dózsa Utca H - Szeged 6720

    The garden contains the ruins of Szeged's 13C castle destroyed by the flood in 1879. Not far away, standing in front of the former Kass Hotel, is the statue of Pista Dankó, one of the most famous Hungarian gypsy musicians.

  • 14 National Theatre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Stefánia 6 H - Szeged 6720

    The theatre was built after the flood and appears in all its splendour when lit up. It has been used as the decor for a number of films.

  • 15 Lower Town Church

    Religious buildings

    Mátyás ter H - Szeged 6720

    The district has kept an almost countrified appearance, where old houses can still be seen with planks on the gables set in the shape of sunrays. The Franciscan church, known as the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, dates from the late 15C. It is surm..

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