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Nice little city in southern Hungary, Szeged

 
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Szeged is the capital of Csongrad County near the Hungarian border, on the Great Plain and it is the fourth largest city of the country. The territory was populated since the New Stone Age although the city was established later, on three larger islands raised from the flood basin on the left bank of the Tisza River on a place full of cavities and marshes that the inhabitants of the city gradually filled so by the 18th century the territory of Szeged became unified. It is said that the fearful Attila the Hun also had the center of his empire in the area. Szeged has about 160,000 inhabitants and because it is a border city, several minority groups make the life of the city more colorful. The University of Szeged is probably the most distinguished university in Hungary, the Academic ranking of World Universities ranked it 203-300th on the complete list and first in national ranking.

Szeged - Attractions

The 500 year old Franciscan Church and Monastery is the second oldest of its kind in Hungary having its annual church fair on 5 August. It is a wonderful example of the gothic architecture that is linked to numerous Hungarian historical personalities. The city has a waste scale of churches of the different denominations from different ages. The famous Szeged Observatory can also be visited by those who want to take a closer look on the Universe that surrounds us. The Wildlife Park of Szeged is one of the youngest zoos in the country specialized in endangered species lying on 44 ha of natural forest showing the animals in sections correspondent to continents. The city has the second oldest water tower in the country built in 1904 and gained specific industrial protection in 2003.

‘Hungaricum’ in Szeged

A whole museum is dedicated to two especially Hungarian products that make Szeged world-famous and are the bases of its economy. It is called the Pick Salami and Szeged Paprika Museum having the name of the two well known brands. The Pick Salami is made of pork meat on the basis of the original, century old receipt with secret ingredients, cold smoking and with a noble-mould on its surface. The Szeged Paprika is made by the special processing of the paprika traditional cultivated on the fields surrounding Szeged the area having a favorable environment.

Why to try Szeged?

Szeged is one of those beautiful cities in Hungary that really worth visiting, this article is intended to be only a foretaste of what you can see and experience in this hospitable city. It can easily be approached from Budapest, the capital of Hungary, on the E75 international route or by train.

 

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great excursion with czechs friends Daniel and Dominik - overview

1. Aug 16, 2008 Visiting the Torda-Gorge (Turda)  (* 16)
2. Aug 24, 2008 Nice little city in southern Hungary (Szeged)

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Szeged Nightlife

Another way to spend Szeged Nightlife is to head to a bar or a club in the city. This is livelier than spending time in a restaurant and it gives tourists the chance to meet a few residents of the city. Take a glimpse at the following options and compare them with those found under Budapest Nightlife offerings. Gin Tonic. This basement club is located in the Tisza Hotel. This is a favorite nightspot of the foreign students in the city. Gin tonic plays the latest and most popular dance music. The club is usually jam-packed during Fridays because it is one of the most sought-after nightspots.... Read more »

 
 
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Must see the Palace of Miracles in Budapest - Jun 22, 2009, by angel
Last summer we spent some days in Budapest with a friend from California. We tried to do and see as many things in this capital city as we could. We heard about this place 'The Mansion of Miracles' (Csodak Palotaja in hungarian) and we... Read more »

Relax in the pools of Hajduszoboszlo - Jul 24, 2009, by asterix
It is a really great city, especially for tourism, the whole city is projected, designed to give you a really good impression. You have to visit his aqua park and thermal spa. It is one of the greatest aqua parks in Europe, sponsored by 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 »

The best things to do in Budapest - May 30, 2009, by diana_ciocoiu
Budapest, called the "The bride of Danube" or "The pearl of Danube", is one of the cities with the most beautiful location in the world. Nowadays, the capital of Hungary shows a city full of ancient monuments and... 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 »

 
 

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