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    Pick salami museum

    by GillianMcLaughlin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    At the butcher's block

    This museum takes you through a voyage of discovery, covering the family background of Mark Pick, the process of butchering and the actual stages of production of salami. We discover, amongst other things that, until around 10 years ago, Picks produced pork salami, and also a Kosher variety made from beef. The beef production halted in the 1990’s because of fears about mad cow disease. Today only the pork version is produced.

    When the factory-owners decided to open this exhibition, they sent out calls to former employees and associates, seeking exhibits. The result is a wonderful photographic exhibition, enhanced by life-size models dressed in authentic costumes and demonstrating how various pieces of equipment were used. What was stunning about the whole exhibition was that, unlike similar museums, no attempt had been made to portray life-like models, rather they were faceless wooden pegdolls with character etched on them through the addition of moustaches, glasses etc. For me this meant that the whole experience was tasteful rather than cheesy, and presented with a certain sense of style.

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    Get to know your salami

    by GillianMcLaughlin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    1935 certificate from the Universal exhibition

    Pick’s salami are prize-winning. One of the most stylish exhibits (curiously hidden under a butcher’s block, is this great certificate awarded in the 1935 universal fair in 1935. I just love that art deco style!

    The website for the factory is a true tribute to the art of the salami. Amongst other things you can consult a host of suggestions about what you can do with your Pick’s spicy salami. Now do lift your mind from the gutter. I meant that they offer 5 tasty recipes:
    Peasant's salad
    Salami Salad with Mayonnaise
    Sausage salad with green beans
    Ham salad
    Spicy pork cutlet roast a la PICK

    A bit out of your depth on all things salami? Fear not. The website also offers you every opportunity to know your spicy from your large festive.

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    Pick's paprika museum

    by GillianMcLaughlin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Stringing up paprika

    I have long appreciated the rich and spicy flavour of Hungarian paprika, and on this trip I had the chance to find out all about its production. Just a short walk upstairs from the Pick salami factory we are taken through the laborious process of producing some of the finest paprika in the world.

    This museum has been put together with all the care and attention of its downstairs neighbour, and I once more was entranced by the photographs that provided the backbone to the exhibition. Once more the exhibits had been carefully collected and restored to their former glory, and the same life-sized pegdolls used to display authentic costumes and activities.

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  • Borpatika / Wine apotheke

    by sztatty Updated Oct 12, 2010

    If you decide to visit Szeged than you have see a very nice local bar/drink house especially if you would like to taste the best Hungarian wines at the southern area. A friendly place and friendly prices are waiting for you. Don’t miss Borpatika, come down for at least a good glass of wine.

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    Roek Palota (Palace) - My favourite!!!

    by akuku Updated Dec 26, 2006

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    This is another building created by Ede Magyar in 1907. Magyar incorporated the commissioner of the building, Reök Iván's (an hydro engineer), profession in the building. Water lilies, waves and the shape of parts of the ship are integrated in the building.

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    Grof palota (palace)

    by akuku Updated Dec 26, 2006

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    In 1913, Arpad Grof, a lawyer, commissioned a building to be made by the famous Hungarian architect Ferenc J. Raichle. The building is at the corner of Tisza Lajos and Arany Janos. The building has three walls, two towers in front and a number of balconies. The building as it stands today has not been changed since its was erected almost hundred years ago. The mansion is used as an apartment building today.

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    Ungar Mayer Palota (Palace)

    by akuku Updated Dec 26, 2006

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    In 1911, Benõ Ungár and Áron Mayer commissioned a new building to be made by the famous Hungarian architect Ede Magyar. The tower on the top of the building depicts figures of women holding hands in a circle dancing above the city.

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    Pista Danko

    by akuku Written Dec 26, 2006

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    Pista Danko

    This statue is of a very famous Gypsy musician from Szeged who composed many Hungarian folk songs still sung today. Legend has it when a virgin girl walks next to the statue, the muscian plays music for her, but this melody is only audible to her.

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    Fountain

    by akuku Updated Dec 26, 2006

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    Fountain

    This is the fountain beside the Catholic Church called Havas Boldogasszony. The inscription on the fountain loosely translated says 'according to the beliefs of our folk, in every grain of wheat, you can see the face of Jesus Christ'.

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    The Gate of Heroes

    by akuku Updated Dec 26, 2006

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    The Gate of Heroes was erected in 1936 in honour of the soldiers who died during the First World War. On the arch of the Gate are frescos painted by Vilmos Aba-Novák. The frescos depict various patron saints, the figure of Christ and crucifix holders. On the side of the arch is a list of names of soldiers from Szeged who died in the First World War. After the Second World War, the frescos were painted over by the communist regime. Only in the year 2000 were the frescos restored to the original form.

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    Tiszavirág szobor

    by akuku Updated Dec 26, 2006

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    Butterfly of Liberty
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    Loose translation - Butterfly of Liberty Dedicated to the freedom fighters of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. It was created in 1998 by Melocco Miklós (his father was a journalist who was hanged for his writings in support of the revolution), a well known Hungarian sculpter. The sculpture depicts people trying to help a butterfly fly. Like the revolution that tried to take off but failed...

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    Lipót Baumhorn - synagogue

    by akuku Updated Dec 26, 2006

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    Built in 1907 by a famous architect Lipót Baumhorn, who built several synagogues mainly in Hungary and surrounding areas. It is the 2nd biggest synagogue in Hungary after ‘The Great Synagogue in Dohány Street’ in Budapest. The synagogue in Szeged is still open although the Jewish community in the area is very small. What makes the synagogue special is that it contains architectural styles from different periods (Gothic, art noveau, Roman). The interior dome and all the stained glasses were created by Miksa Róth, a famous artist whose stained glass creations preside in many churches, synagogues, and the Hungarian parliament.

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    Botanic Garden

    by HappyCaretta Written Aug 30, 2006

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    If u tired of walikng , looking for something u can go to this beautiful garden .See kinds of flowers, trees and lay on the grass. You can get away from the city only with few minutes drive.Open between 10.00-18.00everyday.

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    The Cathedral

    by HappyCaretta Written Aug 30, 2006

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    They say, when comparison by size, it 's the same as Saint Mark square Venice.Szeged open air festival is held here.The great iron door with its art works, itsmosaic works and monuments in it , definitely worth seeing.

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    The Reök Palace

    by HappyCaretta Written Aug 30, 2006

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    At the corner of Tisza Lajos krt.and Kölcsey utca ,stands the Reök Palace.It ' a typical sample of hungarian architecture, which they call ' Hungarian Jugendstill'.In Szeged, the citizens call this building ' The Horse's Rump' cuz it 's behind an equestrian hussar statue,one of the heroes of First World War.

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