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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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