Szeged Travel Guide

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Szeged Things to Do

  • The musical clock

    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'...

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  • Protestant Church

    This small church, also known as the 'Cockerel church', was built only a year after the Great Flood, following the designs of Frigyes Schulek. It has the shape of a 3-leaved clover.

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  • Serbian Orthodox Church

    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: 13-17Saturday: 10-17Entrance fee!

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  • Szegedi zsinagóga

    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...

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  • Reök Palace

    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...

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  • The National Theatre

    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

    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...

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  • Arad Martyrs Square

    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...

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  • Stefánia

    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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Szeged Hotels

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  • Novotel Szeged

    This 4-star hotel is located on the bank of the Tisza River. We spent only a night there and took...

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  • Hunguest Hotel Forras

    Szent-Gyorgyi A. u. 16 - 24, Szeged, 6726, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Dom

    Bajza utca 6, Szeged, 6720, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Szeged Restaurants

  • Don't miss the cakes!

    This is one of the most famous cake shops here, and for a good reason. Try any of the delicious cakes and ice creams, but be ready to queue for a while.

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  • Probably the best seafood soup in Szeged

    This is a somewhat upscale local restaurant located in the back of summer home subdivision towards the outskirts of the city. It has a large outdoor terrace for summer dining that has a bucolic river view of the Tisza River. The restaurant makes it name serving local seafood. (actually fresh water fish) Unlike the typical like seafood cuisine that...

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  • Szeged fish is a must try!

    This restaurant is a traditional Hungarian tavern, or csárda, that specializes in fish dishes. Sitting at an outdoor table with a view of the Tisza River and the nice streets of Szeged while having the best fish soup in Europe is a great way to spend an afternoon. Some of the dishes are a little bit more expensive than other restaurants, but it is...

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  • A great small restaurant in Szeged

    Inside the pension Illés Panzió there is this restaurant, just downstairs - outside in a perfect surrounding (I doubt what they do in the winter, when it's too cold - probably go down to the breakfast cellar).This restaurant is specializing in hunting meat, you can get great portions of boar and deer but also more 'regular' Hungarian food - all...

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  • Lively restaurant

    This place is located in the square that runs the perimeter surrounding Szeged's city park. It is a cafe that serves up coffee and drinks or a full meal if you like. It is quite lively with loud music and televisions playing for its patrons. It's menu has a variety of Hungarian and international offerings as well as a lot specialty coffee drinks,...

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  • Special Dishes Except Hungarian Food

    It's visited mostly by university students, teachers and tourist. During the summer u can have have your meal in the terrace.It's more enjoyable having your dish open air ,cuz of it's good ambience.It's very central located , next to Heroe's Arch. I recommend you totrythe fish or if u dont like fawl meat dishes.

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Szeged Nightlife

  • A trendy bar and restaurant

    It's a very trendy, full and noisy place. In the summer you can sit (or stand) outside and see a mixture of locals and tourists. Quite friendly. They also serve food although I didn't try it.Ah - and they have a free, open internet wi-fi. So you can sit even next to it and check your mail.

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  • There is one big Disco...

    There is one big Disco club....Great Music....Sometimes disturbed by the police hour..when they are doing checks.... Natural,at your own choice...

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  • since szeged is somehow a...

    since szeged is somehow a university-city,there are some university clubs,like jate and sote,disco sing sing and garage,caffes,for example cafe nyugi and more in the pedestrian street,named karasz street,and pubs like serpatika,jazz pub

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Szeged Transportation

  • Bus from Szeged (Hungary) to Subtoica...

    From Szeged to Subotica there is a bus every around 2 hours. The bus ride takes 1.5 hours. It's not so far from Szeged to Subotica but the border control will take a while and the bus goes into some small villages in Serbia and makes a detour before landing at the bus station in Subotica.The bus was air-conditioned but the driver did not switch it...

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  • Getting around Szeged

    Inside Szeged you can take the trolley busses or some tram lines.Unfortunately it's not great service and I find it overpriced. A single ticket costs 220 Forint, which is around a euro and this is only if you buy it in advance. From the driver it will cost you 270 Forint.And the worst - if you have to change a bus/trolley/etc - because they don't...

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  • Getting to Szeged from Ferihegy Airport...

    There is direct train connection going from Budapest Airport Terminal 1 to Szeged, and you can buy train tickets inside the terminal building.If you arrived to Terminal 2 should take the bus line numbered 200 (which requires a ticket on its own), and get off at Terminal 1 to take the train. Trains are available hourly from 6:12am till 9:12pm (at...

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Szeged Shopping

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    Szegedi papucs(slippers from Szeged)

    by akuku Updated Dec 25, 2006

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    These hand made embroided slippers used to be made in over 40 workshops around the area. However, only two elderly men make them anymore. They come mainly in red, black and blue. The flowers on the slippers are usually white flowers such as poppies and forget me nots. The slippers are similar but each one is hand made and therefore one of a kind.

    Shoes displayed in the workshop
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Szeged Local Customs

  • Most of the common cultural...

    Most of the common cultural ways are the same here, like tipping at a restaraunt etc. Some of the shops will speak English, but don't expect all to, and for those that do, it's worth learning how to at least say hello and thankyou, it will be appreciated.

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  • The archeological findings of...

    The archeological findings of human inhabitants go back as early as the Stone-age. During Roman times the area was inhabited by the jazig tribe (from 0-270 AD). The town then was an important bridge to the province of Dacia, named Partiscum. The outpost's purpose was to look after the salt and gold shipments coming down the Maros river. During the...

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Szeged Warnings and Dangers

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    Careful if you're driving in Szeged!

    by GillianMcLaughlin Written Apr 28, 2004

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    The river Tisza has played a crucial role in the creation of Szeged and in its history. It continues to do so! Please take note of the driving warnings like this one!

    The river was in serious flood at the time I visited, and a main riverside road was under water. As a result, the warning signs like this one were surplus to requirements.

    Warning! Skidding less likely than drowning!

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Szeged Off The Beaten Path

  • Gróf Palace

    This is yet another palace that deserves your attention. Just look at its blue, yellow and golden ornaments, resembling the Orient!The palace was designed by Jenő Raichl in 1912-13 and named after Árpád Márton Gróf, an attorney general of the town.

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  • Deutsch Palace

    The building next to the Hungarian Radio asks for your attention. Mihály Erdélyi and Ödön Lechner designed this unique building at the beginning of the 20th century. They used green, blue and orange majolica ornaments and Zsolnai ceramics.

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  • Opusztaszer - the Panorama Painting

    The National History memorial Park is home to a remarkable work of art. One of only 18 remaining in Europe the Feszty Panorama is a late romantic style painting depicting the bloody and brutal foundation of the Hungarian nation. Not much to surprise so far I hear you cry!Hang on a moment!The dimensions of this painting read as follows: The 120m...

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Szeged Favorites

  • View from Novotel Hotel

    This is a view of a small part of Szeged - you can see the Votive Church in the background, and the overflow Danube covering the street. Szeged is a quiet city, it also has an university, not much happen there, but you can check http://www.szegedportal.hu/ for more what to do's

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  • Danube overflow (inundation)

    I have stayed for the third time in Szeged in 2006, while going to Italy. I observed the Danube river being way too overflow, so it covered what it used to be a street along the shore. This way the people can walk right near the river. It is not nice and I don't know for how long this is going on or when the Danube will go back.

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  • Unexpected holiday homes

    On the banks of the river Tisza there is a small collection of houses on stilts. I was fascinated by them when I spotted then from the opposite bank of the river. My hosts explained that they were used mainly by people as holiday homes. Many of the owners are actually locals and they come down to stay on the river in the summer, in an effort to...

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