Szeged Sights and Landmarks Guide, Hungary
Regarded as the most beautiful and most organized town in Hungary, Szeged provides a variety of breathtaking sites, artworks, monuments, and historical landmarks that are sure to give delight and amusement to everyone. Tourists will surely enjoy their stay in the city with Szeged Sights to explore.
Szeged Sights – Striking Landmarks
The most striking landmarks of Szeged are the sites which are sensational for both locals and tourists. These are the reflection of the town’s brilliant history and culture. Many of the beautiful landmarks can be found within the vicinity of the Dom Square so visiting these places would not be exhausting.
Saint Demetrius Tower. Standing on the plaza of Dom is Saint Demetrius Tower. Renowned as the oldest historic monument, the tower’s groundwork was built in the 11th century with Roman inspirations. The tower’s upper level, presenting gothic influences, was built during the 13th century. The oldest sculptural monument known as the Stone Lamb (12th century) can be seen in the tower.
Musical Clock. One of Szeged’s main attractions is the musical clock, which is a representation of the medieval universities found in the surrounding area. This clock is the only one of its kind in Hungary. The adorned clock has doors where wooden statues of significant figures from the universities come out every hour. Aside from the eminencies, wooden statues representing graduating students walk around.
Szeged Sights – Cultural and Art Centers
Not only does Szeged have beautiful historical sites, it also has a number of great cultural and art centers that are open to the public. With these Szeged Sights, visitors can have a taste of the rich culture and arts of the town.
Ferenc Mora Museum. This museum is the most dominant landmark found on the square. In 1896, the museum was built under the neo-classic influence. Found engraved in the tympanum resting on Corinthian pillars are the words “TO THE PUBLIC EDUCATION.” Statues of Cleo Homer, Eutherpe, and Socrates welcome guests of the museum. The permanent displays found in the Ferenc Mora are archaeological artifacts from the age of migration, Csongrad’s folk art, the Memorial Room for Mora, and a painting compilation by Ferenc Luc.
Szeged National Theatre. This is a stunning building created by the popular Viennese company Hellmer and Fellner. The National Theatre has a diverse neo-Baroque style. Statues of Jozsef Katona and Ferenc Erkel can be seen in front of the theatre and beautiful ceiling frescoes are found inside. Drama, ballet and opera are some of the theatre performances.
Szeged Sights – Relaxation
After a day or two of touring Szeged’s historical and cultural sites, tourists can have a relaxing time in some of the town’s leisure sites. A calming bath or a tranquil time under the trees’ shades is not out of reach. Experience that through Anna Bath.This bathhouse opened its doors in 1896. Its style and facets are similar to Turkish bathhouses. The water used in Anna Bath is both medicinal and thermal. During summer, the Mediterranean courtyard becomes a host to theater presentations.
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- Nice little city in southern Hungary
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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...
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