Kossuth ter 3., Kecskemet, H-6000, Hungary
I had a few lovely days in this Hotel. Hotel is located at the center of the city, at the main square - Kossuth ter of course :). It is categorized as 4-star Hotel, but I must admit, my room was not a 4star. But, I must say it was very clean and sweet.
Breakfast was included in price. Food was good, and the Hotel staff was very friendly.
Location of Hotel is the best part of it since it is at main square, but we had a problem to find it. Yes, because there was so many one way street. So, use a GPS.
Unique Quality: There is a mini bar, TV in room. Wellness - sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness as I could see.
Directions: Main square
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The sun turns black
Church of Kecskemet, the "templon" of Hungary
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As I said my picture taken...
As I said my picture taken there busted cos the negative has been exposed to light. Otherwise i havent seen anything of the city: i was taken from the place ive sold my books, a young man carried me there in his Trabant (a real socialist car, they call it 'paper jaguar') and after the show he carried me back to the place i ve been sold books. but Kecskemét is surely a beautiful town
Churches, churches, churches
Kecskemet is situated in Central Hungary about 85 kilometers from Budabest. It´s a nice small town with a beautiful centre square. Architecture is very nice here, townhall, theatre and all the different churches are ideal objects for taking pictures.
Zoltan Kodaly -a world famous music-pedagogue was born here and there´s an insitute in Kecskemet carrying his name.
Kecskemet, an unexpected return for me
"First time by bike, second time for a wedding!"
Religious capitol of Hungary: Kecskemet. I visited the town on my cyclingtour through Hungary in 1989 and liked it very much. In the weapon a Capricorn and being one myself, you feel at home immediately. Not that I expected to return to it, but faith can sometimes take a strange turn. My cousin Eric fell in love with a girl from this town and in 1995 I received an invitation to a traditional Hungarian wedding in ... Kecskemet! Well, it surely is worth the 1.400 km. drive and of course I connected a more days holiday to stay again at lake Balaton and visit Budapest again.
margaret's Kecskemet Page
The area in Eastern Hungary from the Danube (in the west), the Romanian border (in the east), the Ukraine border (in the northeast) and the mountain ranges of northern Hungary is known as the Great Plain. In the far past this prairie was thickly forested and it made an ideal hiding place for nomadic tribes and bands of robbers. The Romans called the area "the land of the Barbarians". They designated the west bank of the river as their border and fortified their cities against the danger of invasion. In the Middle Ages many small towns were built up which were controlled by local tribes and these towns were surrounded by small farm villages. After the battle of Mohács in 1526 the inhabitants fled from the villages to the cities and the great plains area became a dangerous no-mans-land. It was the domain of rebels who fought the Turks. The Ottoman conquerors made forays into the area to punish the local population and also to cut down trees for military use. This destruction and ruin earned the area its name "Puszta" which means destroyed and abandoned. It was to remain destroyed and abandoned for more than a hundred years after the Turks were driven out. The economical growth of the 19th century meant that the Great plain was developed. It attracted farmers and tradesmen, but also writers, artists and poets. It was then that the area was given the name "Alföld" meaning Great Plain. One of the most interesting places for tourists on the Great Plain is the city of Kecskemét. The city is about 90 kilometres from Budapest. It is famous for its apricot orchards and the brandy that is made from the apricots - known as Barackpalinka. The area also produces about a third of the countries wine. Kecskemét is built up around two wide squares. These are the Szabadság tér and the Kossuth tér. In the southeast of the city is the beautifully ornate Town Hall with three lovely churches next to it. There is a Catholic church, a Franciscan church and in the centre of the square the Calvinist church. This church was built in the 17th century. Behind this church is a narrow pedestrianised area, one side of it is a white building which was the home of the famous composer Zoltán Kodály. That was why we decided to go there and see the house. It is not open to the public and today it houses the Music Academy of Kecskemét. The Cifra Palace on the Szabadság tér is beautiful. It was built in Art Nouveau style, today it houses the Municpal Museum.
Imre's Uncle Imre
The elder Imre, is our friend Imre's uncle. We have him and his family in Kecskemet to thank for a wonderful time and reception there. They invited us into their home and lives.
Imre took us into his wine cellar to show us and let us sample some of his Palinka (a local drink similar to Vodka, but what Imre gave me was much smoother). All those barrels are full. That's Imre taking care to check to see if the Palinka is fit for guests.
This is Uncle Imre's daughter who had the dubious pleasure of taking us back home after we finished off several bottles of wine and palinka. We thank her for getting us back home safely.
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