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Short vacation in Debrecen, Hungary

 
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asterix's pictureby asterix review
added on 27th of July, 2009
Hi, there
Don't miss out to visit in Debrecen the University of Debrecen, one of the most outstanding buildings in the city. It is really a university style building, and it is really huge and impressive. There is a nice fountain in the garden in front of the building where you can cool yourself when the wether is hot.
Also visit the city's zoo, it has a lot of animals like giraffe, zebras, monkeys, and much more. And it is not expensive.
The center of the city is really great, a lot of old style buildings, most of them have a plate with the date of construction and the name of the sponsor.
 

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During the Protestant Reformation, residents of the town embraced the religion, gaining the name “Calvinist Rome.” It is at this period that most of the citizens of Debrecen were Hungarian Calvinists. In 1693, Debrecen was given the free royal town rank by Leopold I of the Holy Roman Empire. Debrecen History – 18th and 19th Century Debrecen saw the return of the Roman Catholic Church in 1715. The town gave them an area where they could erect a church. Soon after, the St. Anna Cathedral was built in Debrecen. During the 18th century, Debrecen became a major center for culture, commerce, and agriculture. Numerous forthcoming... Read more »

 
 
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Visit at the Zoo of Debrecen - May 11, 2008, by stef
Native domesticated animals, mammals and birds of far regions can all be studied here. Among the native and exotic species the collection of mammals and birds is amazing. The jungle cat (Felis chaus) and the spider monkey (Atales paniscus)... Read more »

Visiting Debrecen - Jul 15, 2009, by asterix
Debrecen is situated near the Romania-Hungarian border, about 60 km from Oradea (just like Hajduszoboszlo just in other direction), and it seems to be really similar with Oradea. If you live long time in Oradea like me and you go to... Read more »

The center is the most beautiful - Jun 30, 2009, by angel
I used to visit Debrecen quite a lot with my parents but we always came here for shopping, not for sightseeing, so I saw very few thing of this city. The main street in Debrecen was totally renewed some years ago. Now only people are... Read more »

A trip to the Debrecen Zoo - Jun 27, 2009, by angel
On a Sunday we decided to visit the Zoo in Debrecen with some friends and colleagues from the university. We had a GPS so we found the Zoo easily. Parking there seemed really easy because on Sundays you don't have to pay for it. So we left... Read more »

 
 

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