Ópusztaszer, the living past
Just a few kilometres from Szeged, there is a National Heritage Park in Ópusztaszer where over the course of a few hours you can travel back in time to see what the Hungarian conquest was like and how our ancestors lived in yurts 1,000 years ago. The main landmark in the Heritage Park is the Árpád Memorial, which was erected in 1896 to commemorate the Hungarians’ very first National Assembly. The round building of the Rotunda houses the main attraction of Ópusztaszer, the Feszty Panorama. This monumental panorama is the work of painter Árpád Feszty. It is 15 metres tall and 120 metres wide. There are also a number of exciting outdoor attractions in the park, where you will see some Csete yurts, a herb garden and an open-air museum. Prepare for a four to five-hour visit, but don’t worry, time will fly by with so many things to see.