Kecskemet Sights and Landmarks Guide, Hungary
Kecskemet has a lot to boast when it comes to its attractions. In fact, Kecskemet Sights include architectural attractions, museums and galleries. Here is a list that will help tourists enjoy a day or two in this magnificent town.
Kecskemet Sights – Museums and Galleries
The city has a lot of museums and galleries with different kinds of exhibits. These Kecskemet Sights give information about the history and culture of the town. In addition to that, some of them also provide knowledge about modern details while rendering enjoyment to visitors.
Hungarian Folk Craft Museum. This is one of the oldest museums in Kecskemet. The building was an old farm complex with 10 exhibition rooms. Each room displays different kinds of folk crafts and items include embroidery, textiles, woodcarvings, agricultural tools and furniture.
Hungarian Museum of Naïve Artists. This is the city’s most atypical museum. It has displays of bizarre medieval-like paintings, various sculptures, and some crafts. The exhibits include the works of Andras Suli, Rozalia Albert Juhaszne, and Dezso Morky-Meszaros.
Toy Museum and Workshop. This museum has displays dating from the 19th century and early 20th century. The collections include dolls, board games, wooden trains, and other toys. Aside from toy exhibits, the place also has a workshop where visitors can learn how to make toys.
Josef Katona Museum. This museum is found in Josef Katona Park. It houses exhibits of archaeology, local art and ethnology. Josef Katona Museum shows the most comprehensive historical anthology of the region.
Kecskemet Sights – Architectural Attractions
Some buildings in the city preserve a bit history or culture. These Kecskemet Sights are some favorite tourist spots for taking some snapshots.
Calvinist Church and Calvinist New College. The Calvinist Church dates back to the 17th century while The Calvinist New College, a music school at present, was built in 1912. The façade of the school embraces the Hungarian Romantic-style that gives the impression of a Transylvanian Castle.
Great Church. The construction of this church started in 1774 and was finished in 1806. Its façade has a mix of yellow and white colors, and figures showing Christ giving Peter the Keys of Heaven. The structure also has sculptures of different saints. During the months of June until August, visitors are allowed to climb the tower where they can see a panoramic view of the city.
Church of Saint Nicholas. This church was built in the 13th century and is the oldest church in Kecskemet. The façade used to appear in Rococo style but when the Franciscans took over the church, they transformed it to become a Baroque style structure. It also has a Plait style tower, and Gothic pillars, which are the only remnants of the original building.
Ornamental Palace. The local name of this building is Cifra Palota. The ornamental palace has a mix of French and Belgian art nouveau structures. Its frontage is dominantly majolica ceramic tiles in different colors with flat floral embellishments.
The city’s attractions will entice people of different ages and race as each of them offers different kinds of spectacle. Everyone will surely enjoy seeing each of the Kecskemet Sights the way they love Brno Sights and Graz Sights.
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- Cifrapalota, Kecskemet
travel tip by angel posted more then 30 days ago
If you happen to go to Kecskemét do not miss out the famous 'Cifrapalota' which will surely attract you with its beautiful folk-art-motifs. You can find this building in the center of the town.