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The center is the most beautiful, Debrecen, Hungary

 
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angel's pictureby angel review
added on 30th of June, 2009

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 allowed to walk there and also the tram goes on this way. They also planted many flowers and little trees, and two or three new fountains were built.

On both sides of this main street there are shops. Some of them have quite good prices. This main street is not like the one in Athens where you can find shops with incredibly high prices.

At the end of this street is a nice yellow chuch. We didn't go inside it but my parents said it's beautiful and you can go up in the tower too (yes, they left me home and they went sightseeing when I wasn't with them:p).

Very close to the church is the Debrecen Plaza which is one of the two big shopping centers in Debrecen. The other, called the Forum, is at about 5 minutes walk from the Plaza :)

 

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Debrecen History

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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Short vacation in Debrecen - Jul 27, 2009, by asterix
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... 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 »

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 »

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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