Nyiregyhaza Travel Guide

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    Nyiregyhaza
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  • Nyiregyhaza
    Nyiregyhaza
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Nyiregyhaza Things to Do

  • MOSAICS & MORE IN KOSSUTH SQUARE

    I nearly missed the mosaics, as I was walking around Kossuth square and were too busy looking up and enjoying the buildings and everything else.I happened to look down, and there I found a lovely mosaic, then another and another.I found out they are of the 9 planets, and perhaps something else, I'm not sure, but BE SURE TO LOOK DOWN!The square is...

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  • LOCAL FOOD

    There is always local food in the shops, but when there is entertainment or a festival on, I find there are stalls selling local food. This was the case at the Folk Dancing. It must have been good as there was quite a queue!Near the folk dancing, was a shop that sold Ice-creams, and I can tell you, it was doing a roaring trade! The ice-creams made...

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  • FOLK DANCING

    Folk Dancing is very popular in Hungary, in particular Nyiregyhaza. As there is a huge interest, the city has a wide variety of dance groups including ballet, classical, modern, fashion and Latin dances, but the most popular is the Folk Dance. These Folk dance ensembles are trying to preserve the very rich folk heritage of Hungary and have done so...

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  • BUILDINGS IN KOSSUTH SQUARE

    The Town Hall, I guess, is the most important building in the square. Built in 1872, it is quite an impressive, strong looking building with centred arches and a balcony on the first floor overlooking the square. Above the balcony there are two Justitia statues on each end of the façade.You can go into the assembly hall to see an exhibition of...

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  • KALVIN TER REFORMED CHURCH

    Kalvin Ter Reformed Church was built in romantic style between 1873-1882. The Church was dedicated in 1883.It's another Church with a tall tower..During Summer, concerts take place here.

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  • CATHOLIC BISHOPS PALACE

    The Bishops Palace is an Art Nouveau building next to the Greek Catholic Church. Nyíregyháza is the centre of the Greek Catholic denomination. The Palace is where you find a historical collection of Greek Catholic religious art and treasures.The Bishops Palace was visited by Pope John Paul II.I am sorry I don't know the opening hours or prices.I...

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  • THE CITY FOUNDING FATHERS STATUE

    The statue of the city's founding fathers shows Count Ferenc Károlyi and János Petrikovics boot-maker master from Szarvas, who both played important roles in re-settling the almost uninhabited town in 1753. They decided to colonize the area. Slovak Lutherans came and settled here.In 1753, Ferenc Károlyi had a number of privileges granted to the...

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  • LADY OF HUNGARIAN CHURCH

    This Roman Catholic Church is another I couldn't enter. The exterior is beautiful and quite different to other churches in Nyiregyhaza. If you look at my photos, you will see two massive square towers that are divided into three floors, these are on either side of the main entrance. The Church is pretty well as it was when first built.

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  • NATIONAL FLAG SQUARE

    The National Flag Square is where the Monument of the Victims and Martyrs of WWII is located. In the square, I saw the "The Hungarian Hussar”, a bronze monument of a "hussar" [calvaryman] sitting upon his horse. A Hussar is a type of light cavalry which had a distinctive dress. The Hussars originated in Hungary during the 15th century. The hussars...

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  • THE PALACE OF THE SAVINGS

    The Palace of Savings, is that a nice way to say Bank? I guess so, as it was used as a Savings and Credit Society Bank.It certainly looked like a Palace and a very nice one at that! The Palace was built in Eclectic style, in 1912. This two-story building has columns, a mansard roof, is painted and and richly decorated. Today, it is known as a most...

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  • STATUE OF LAJOS KOSSUTH

    I'm wandering around Kossuth square, and what do I find, but a big statue of Lajos Kossuth, of whom the square is named after.Lajos Kossuth lived between the years 1802 to 1894. He was a political reformer who inspired and led Hungary's struggle for independence from Austria. Kossuth came from a medium wealthy family. It was his radical ideas which...

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  • GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH OF BETHLEN

    The Greek Catholic Church of Bethlen, is one of many lovely Churches in Nyiregyhaza. The foundation stone was laid down in 1895 and building began almost immediately, how-ever financial difficulties stopped the progress of this Church. It was in 1897, when the Byzantine & Baroque Church whose Patron Saint is St. Nicholas, was completed. It was...

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Nyiregyhaza Restaurants

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    by nyirtura Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    there are so many. I like them all.
    Eating outdoor in the summer time

    Favorite Dish: 'Gulyas Leves' Supe 'Toltott Kaposzta' = cabagerolls ' Diosteszta' .

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Nyiregyhaza Nightlife

  • by Mousetower Written Oct 17, 2004

    More of a pub than a nightclub, ut the only place I've continually visited in the year and something that I've been in town.

    It's perhaps not the most sophisticated place you'll ever visit, but the music's good (depending on the bar staff), the beer's cheap and the locals are friendly (in a kind of weird and overpowering way).

    Take your own toilet paper!!

    Dress Code: I believe that clothes are required for entry to the establishment but you could probably get in without if you slipped a couple of hundred forint to the staff.

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Nyiregyhaza Shopping

  • SHOPPING MALL

    This is the Shopping Mall we came to for lunch. As it had its own car park, we didn't have to look elsewhere for a park. The Shopping Mall was only opened in 2008, so is fairly new. I enjoyed wandering around the centre and window shopping! There are 73 shops, so I think you should find everything you could want. The centre is open Monday -...

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  • What shopping?

    It's a town about an hour from here. It has propper shops.It's worth knowing that all of Hungary seems to close on a Saturday afternoon. I was caught out all the time when I first got here. The only thing that I would be tempted to buy in Nyiregyhaza is petrol to go shopping in Debrecen. It depends on your car's engine capacity.

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Nyiregyhaza Warnings and Dangers

  • by Mousetower Written Oct 27, 2006

    This place is safe. Compared to just about anywhere else that I have been (and that’s quite a lot of places), Nyíregyháza is probably the safest place that I know.

    Despite the fact that I have spent more than my fair share of time hanging around in sleazy bars and chatting to total strangers, I have only been witness to one small skirmish in over three years, and that was two old guys who argued over a chair for thirty seconds or so. The people here are, for the most part, friendly and well behaved.

    Of course, there is always the danger that one can become complacent in such surroundings and start, through a feeling of total security, to take ridiculous chances. As with anywhere else, there are areas of the town that are less desirable than others; the area surrounding the railway station being one of them. I have heard of members of the ex-pat community getting themselves into scrapes around this area, but that has been mostly due to an overriding feeling that nothing bad ever happens here and that it is perfectly safe to walk anywhere, alone, at any time of night and in any state of inebriation.

    Don’t fall into this trap, and you’ll be fine!

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Nyiregyhaza Off The Beaten Path

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    by nyirtura Written Aug 24, 2002

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    ***
    West of the city (abt 35km) on the Tisza river a little place called TOKAJ,
    where the 'king of the wine' *** and the 'wine of the kings' is grown.
    *** Tokaji Aszu ***

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Nyiregyhaza Favorites

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    by nyirtura Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the 'Sosto' favorite swiming place, hot springs in forest . You also should visit Tokaj only about 35 km from Nyiregyhaza . You can have a nice dinner in a 'Halasz csarda' the plate called 'Halaszle' fish supe.

    Fondest memory: THis is the Place where I went to high school ' Kossuth Lajos Gimnazium'.Also did some flying with a sailplane. Jumped out of a plane when I was 15 yrs old. Bearley made the limit (50Kg).I was the first to jump out of 12, and the last one to land.

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