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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Szeged University

    by draguza Written Apr 28, 2006

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    After the Great Flood the citizens of Szeged took steps on several occasions with a view to establishing an institution of higher education in Szeged. These efforts did not bear fruit until 1921 when the University of Kolozsvar (founded in 1872) moved to Szeged. This move was occasioned by the conclusion of World War I when the Trianon Peace Treaty changed the rule in Transylvania and ceded that province to Rumania.

    Teaching at the University started on October 10, 1921. The town made considerable efforts to ensure suitable conditions for the new university. The new buildings constructed on the Szeged bank of the Tisza river between 1924 and 1930 housed first of all the clinics and the institutes of the Medical School. Other attractive buildings sourrounding the new Cathedral were given to the Faculty of Sciences and to the College of Catholic Theology. The Faculties of Law and Arts were accommodated in older buildings, originally used for other purposes.

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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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    since the main city is...

    by madar Written Aug 24, 2002

    since the main city is small,you can see the main buildings in one day,the famous cathedral,the huge synagogue,the statues in the main square of the city,
    the building of the theatre by the riverside..

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    You absolutely must see the...

    by GeorgiosX Written Sep 12, 2002

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    You absolutely must see the panorama painting in Opusztaszer. It shows the arrival of the Hungarians in 896.

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    Szeged Cathedral

    by hungariangirl896 Written Aug 25, 2010

    The Szeged Cathedral is a very beautiful building. There are many large cathedrals in Hungary, but this one has the most unique appearance. The interior is also very beautiful and elaborate.

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