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    The musical clock

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

    On the wall opposite the main entrance to the Cathedral is a musical clock with 12 zodiac signs. Ferenc Csúri made it while József Kulai carved the figures in wood after real people, including famous Hungarian poets and artists of Szeged.

    Every day, at 12.45 and 17.45, the figures walk in front of the clock to the tune of the Hungarian students' song. Also, every hour the clock plays the song 'Szeged is a famous city.'

    The musical clock serves as a symbol of medieval universities. It played its tune for the first time during the 1936 Open Air Festival.

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    Serbian Orthodox Church

    by viddra Updated May 1, 2015

    The Serbs in Hungary built the church between 1773 and 1778 in honour of Saint Nicholas, following the plans of Jován Dobits. Its iconostasis, a gold tree with 70 icons hanging from its branches, done by János Popovics is worth seeing.

    Opening times:
    Friday: 13-17
    Saturday: 10-17

    Entrance fee!

    Serbian Orthodox Church
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    Szegedi zsinagóga

    by viddra Updated May 1, 2015

    The new synagogue was built between 1900 and 1903, following the designs of Lipót Baumhorn, a famous Jewish architect. Miksa Róth was responsible for the interior, a mixture of different architectural styles, and stained glass windows, showing the Jewish religion and history. The monumental dome symbolizes the world.

    The walk round the park surrounding the synagogue is pleasant and you can find different plants and flowers there.

    Concerts are given here from time to time as the acoustics is perfect.

    Opening hours:
    1 April - 30 September:
    Mon-Sun: 10 - 12; 13 -17
    Sat: closed
    1 October - 31 March:
    Mon-Sun: 9-14
    Sat: closed

    Entrance fees!

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    Reök Palace

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

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    This beautiful white Gaudi type palace, adorned with blue water lilies, was designed by Ede Magyar in 1907. Its customer was Ivan Reök, the water engineer. There is a winding staircase with flowers in bloom inside.

    The building became the Regional Arts Centre in 2007. Temporary exhibitions have been organised here as well as theatrical performances and concerts.

    In front of the palace, there is a hussar statue dedicated to the WWI heroes.

    Gallery open: 10-18 Tuesday-Sunday

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    The National Theatre

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

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    The beautiful theatre was built in 1883, following the designs of Viennese architects Ferdinand Felner and Hermann Helmer. Antal Tápai was responsible for the statues of József Katona and Ferenc Erkel which he made on the spot.

    The theatre gives opera, drama and dance performances.

    Opening times:
    Monday-Friday: 10.00-17.00,
    Saturday: 10.00-12.00

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    Városháza

    by viddra Updated May 1, 2015

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    This elegant yellow building with a watchtower is Szeged City Hall. It was built in 1883 on the place of an old building that was pulled down after the Great Flood in 1879. The City Hall was designed and built by István Vedres and János Schwörtz.

    It's an interesting fact that the mayor's office is in the building next to the City Hall. The two buildings are linked by a closed passage called the Bridge of Sighs, just like the one in Venice. The passage was built in 1883 when Emperor Franz Joseph visited Szeged after the Great Flood and stayed in the palace and could easily reach the Town Hall without stepping out in the street.

    You can hear the bells ringing from the tower every 15 minutes.

    Concerts are given in the inner courtyard every summer.

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    Arad Martyrs Square

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

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    With its monuments, the whole square is dedicated to the Hungarian wars of independence. In the centre is the statue of Ferenc Rákóczi II, the leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs in the 18th century. Then, there is the memorial column of the battle of Szőreg, commemorating the 13 generals executed in Arad, the Heroes' Gate with the war theme frescos painted by Vilmos Aba-Novák, built in the memory of the soldiers who died in WWI, and the memorial column of the 1956 Revolution.

    Faculty of Science Ferenc R��k��czi II the column The Heroes' Gate frescoes
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    Stefánia

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

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    Stefánia is the other name for the promenade next to the River Tisza, right behind the Ferenc Móra Museum. The park is surrounded by historical and beautiful buildings and statues, including that of Queen Elisabeth by Miklós Ligeti.

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    Klauzál tér

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

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    This Mediterranean like square is surrounded by elegant palaces of different architectural styles.

    Two statues might draw your attention, that of Lajos Kossuth, the first full-figure bronze statue of the Hungarian hero, and the Well of Kings by Klára Tóbiás.

    The square was named after a politician from Szeged who became the member of the first Independent Hungarian government in 1848.

    Lajos Kossuth the Well of Kings Street Music
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    Dugonics tér

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

    The square is dominated by the yellow palace, home of the University of Szeged, and the musical fountain in front of it. You can find the statue of the Nobel prize winner Albert Szent-Györgyi walking down the steps of the Rector's central building.

    The fountain, built 100 years after the Great Flood, is a popular meeting place.

    The square was named after the language reformer and writer of the first Hungarian novel "Etelka".

    Szeged University Albert Szent-Gy��rgyi
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    Szechenyi tér

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

    With its wide walkways, lined by trees and decorated with flowers and plants, adorned by statues of historical figures among them, this square looks more like a park than a square, but, in fact, it is the biggest square in Szeged. It's surrounded by several elegant official buildings.

    This area used to be a market place.

    The square was named after the Hungarian politician who made the economy and intellectual life in Hungary prosper.

    a statue of King Stephen and his wife, Gizella
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    Fekete Ház

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

    This museum is part of the Ferenc Mora Museum. Here, you can find out a lot about the history of Szeged and its surroundings.

    The museum was built in 1857 according to the designs of Karoly Gerster. It got its name from its earlier dark grey colour.

    Opening hours: 10-18 daily
    Fee!

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    Ferenc Móra Museum

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

    The museum was built in 1896. It is worth visiting since you can find out a lot about the past and present of Szeged. The largest museum in Szeged houses the exhibitions of fine and folk art, ethnography, archeology and science.

    The museum was named after a Hungarian novelist, journalist and museologist, who was its director for 17 years.

    Opening hours:
    Mon-Sun 10-18
    Fee!

    Ferenc M��ra Museum
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    Pick Museum

    by viddra Updated May 1, 2015

    The museum houses the exhibition on the history, origin and production of the famous Szeged paprika and Pick salami. You can buy the products at discount prices here.

    Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday 3pm - 6pm (fee, cash only!)

    Pick
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    Béla Rerrich Square

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

    This small square was named after the designer of the buildings round the Votive Church.

    Here, you can see the copy of Saint George Killing the Dragon made by the Kolozsvári brothers in 1373 and the marble statue Colourful Butterfly of Freedom, representing the heroes of the 1956 Revolution.

    Colourful Butterfly of Freedom Saint George Killing the Dragon
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