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    The Votive Church

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

    The Votive Church of Our Lady of Hungary is the symbol of Szeged. You can see the 3 metres statue of Madonna, its patron and the protector of Hungary, above the main doorway.

    The cathedral was built on the place of the old St Demeter's Church between 1913 and 1930 according to the plans of Ernö Foerk. With its 54 metres high dome and 91 metres high towers the cathedral is the 4th largest building in Hungary.

    You can see a lot of beautiful artwork round the church and also the 3rd largest organs in Europe.

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    Dóm tér

    by viddra Written May 1, 2015

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    The spacious square is considered to be one of the Hungarian architectural wonders. It was designed by Béla Rerrich in 1930 and surrounded by university buildings (Szeged University facilities and research centres, Bishop's Palace and Theological College) and a long Arcade where you can see a lot of statues of scientists, researchers and historic personalities.

    Here, in front of the Cathedral, you can also see the oldest building in Szeged. It is the Dömötör (St Demetrius) Tower. Its foundation was laid in the 11th century, the lower Romanesque part was built in the 12th century and the upper Gothic part was built in the 13th century. The tower was restored in 1931.

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

    Dom Square the musical clock 19 April 2015
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    Pick salami museum

    by GillianMcLaughlin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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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    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.

    1935 certificate from the Universal exhibition
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    Pick's paprika museum

    by GillianMcLaughlin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    Stringing up paprika
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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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    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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    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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    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.

    Synagogue Inside of the synagogue The Dome Stained glass
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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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