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Arany Janos u. 5, Szeged, 6720, Hungary
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The Sing Sing at day
Finger is showing the level of water
Butterfly of Liberty
Getting into Serbia from Szeged by rail.
Please could you tell me if there is a regular rail service from Szeged into Serbia. I would also like to know about how I would pay (in which currency).
Any information would be very helpful and greatly appreciated.
Thanks J Riley
RE: RE: Getting into Serbia from Szeged by rail.
There are 5 daily train pairs crossing from Szeged to Serbia, however, only 4 of them run to Subotica, the 5th terminates at Horgos.
Departure Szeged 0510 direction Kelebia arrival Subotica 0657
Dep. Szeged 0836 dir. Subotica arr. Subotica 1021
Dep. Szeged 1238 dir. Subotica arr. Subotica 1422
Dep. Szeged 1645 dir. Kiskunhalas arr. Subotica 1832
There are also buses connecting the Szeged and Serbia, and it's possible to travel by rail with several transfers indirectly.
Here, check schedules for services starting like "xxx Szeged - Röszke/Horgos - ..."
For alternative rail journeys, check www.elvira.hu or, what's even better, www.bahn.de
Travel Tips for Szeged
visit the Dom square. This is...
visit the Dom square. This is the very centre of the town. Taste the fish soup (this is a kind of chowder) in a restaurant - for e.g. in the 'öreg kõrössy' or the 'Fehértói' restaurant, these are quite famous in the town. Szeged is a real student city. There is a big university, with approx. 10'000 students. So there are a lot of events all through the year. The most famous event is the Summer Outdoor Theater in july and august.
Most of the common cultural...
Most of the common cultural ways are the same here, like tipping at a restaraunt etc. Some of the shops will speak English, but don't expect all to, and for those that do, it's worth learning how to at least say hello and thankyou, it will be appreciated.
Opusztaszer - the Panorama Painting
The National History memorial Park is home to a remarkable work of art. One of only 18 remaining in Europe the Feszty Panorama is a late romantic style painting depicting the bloody and brutal foundation of the Hungarian nation. Not much to surprise so far I hear you cry!
Hang on a moment!
The dimensions of this painting read as follows: The 120m long, 15m wide AND 38m in diameter. Yes folks the Panorama is actually a circular painting with no beginning and no end.
Visitors enter through a door that leads along a corridor and then up a gentle, sloping, circular ramp, and emerge in the very centre of the painting. An explanation is provided in Hungarian and English, with features of the painting highlighted with lights and sounds. It is really very impressive altogether. I had feared that the quality of the painting would have been compromised because of the novelty of the form, but not a bit of it. There is a powerful battle scene and a similarly evocative scene depicting village raids.
The painting demonstrates a particlarly strong gift for persepctive and includes a number of trompe d'oeuil features. At the bottom of th epainting it is difficult to discern what has been painted and what has been built as a foreground.
This is the only place in the park where photos are not allowed, so to you'll have to settle for my photo of a sculpture commemorating the artist, Arpad Feszty, and a wondeful website that tells you all you could possibly want to know about this remarkable painting.
Cathedral Square - arcades and art
The cathedral and Demetrius Tower are set at one end of a huge square that, at 12,000 square metres is exactly the same size as St Mark's in Venice. Round the edge there is a gallery cum arcade designed very much to echo the feel of cloisters. The walls of this gallery are decorated with bas relief of Hungary's greatest artists, writers, thinkers, scientists etc...
Once a year, the square is host to a major international arts festival which draws crowds from all over the country and beyond. The stage is set up in front of the cathedral and the photos I have seen of performances are very impressive indeed. The performances are classic theatre, opera and orchestra.
Cathedral Square Arcades - most enigmatic plaque
Since the 87 plaques are unequivocally stated to be great Hungarian figures of literature, arts, science etc, I found it hard to work out just what this fella was doing there. He certainly hadn't eaten much in the months leading up to this portrait, and I do hope that the sittings for the sculpture weren't too painful for him.
Any suggestions gratefully received!
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