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Szeged region for Families - 5 days



How long it takes?
5 Days
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This region is famous for:
World Heritage Sites
Baths, Spas  and Beaches
Museums and exhibitions
Culture and monuments
Religious sites
Adventures and other sports
Szeged region
Families
Day 1
Szeged Cathedral Visitor Centre

If you only have a single day to explore Szeged, head to the Szeged Votive Church Visitor Centre. The construction of the church – built to commemorate the people who fled from the 1879 flood – was completed in 1930. The colourful stained glass windows were designed by the renowned Hungarian stained glass artist Miksa Róth. The lavish interior includes a real rarity: a mosaic of the Virgin Mary wearing “Szeged” style slippers and a szűr: the traditional fur overcoat worn by Hungarian shepherds. The western steeple of the church doubles as a lookout point.

Dömötör Tower

Standing just outside the church, the Dömötör Tower is the steeple section of the medieval St Demetrius church, which used to occupy the land where the Votive Church now stands. The tower is the oldest surviving building in Szeged. Converted into a baptising chapel in 1931, the tower has a Baptism of Christ, a beautiful secco painted by renowned Hungarian artist Vilmos Aba-Novák.

A walk in the town centre

Include a walk in the central area of Szeged on your itinerary. Near the church, the Heroes’ Gate has another Aba-Novák gem: the World War II-themed mural. Nearby Dugonics tér boasts a musical fountain, filling the air with pleasant tunes every summer. Studded with statues, Kárász utca takes you to Széchenyi tér, flanked by the beautiful town hall with the local version of the Bridge of Sighs. On the corner of the square, you can get a taste of mineral water at the famous Anna fountain. Then head on down Tisza Lajos boulevard to a true masterpiece of Hungarian Art Nouveau, the fantastic Reök Palace.

Day 2
Szentgyörgyi Albert Agora

If you say the words Szeged and science, the first name that comes to mind is Albert Szentgyörgyi, the Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist. The centre named after him presents the region’s scientific results and research findings. Its aim is to help children take an interest in the natural sciences.

Szeged Zoo

The zoo is home primarily to protected and endangered species of animals. Apart from the popular zoo animals, you will also find some rarities, such as the clouded leopard or the Callitrichidae.

Day 3
Treetop Boardwalk

This educational trail in Makó takes you to a truly special world. You can get close to and get to know the world of birds or squirrels, while walking in the canopy of huge trees, 10 metres above the ground. The higher you go, the more interesting and lesser-known face of the giant trees you will see.

Hagymatikum

The Thermal Bath and Spa in Makó was built based on the designs by Imre Makovecz. Its organic shapes were inspired by the onion, the most famous product of Makó. The wellness unit is especially decorative and harmony-inducing. The complex therapeutics unit uses thermal water, as well as the medicinal mud from the River Maros, to treat guests.

 

Day 4
Maros Adventure Park

Have you ever ridden a bike on a rope high above the River Maros? Test your skills on the installations of the Maros Adventure Park in Makó. You can balance on obstacle courses and slide down on the network of ziplines through the foliage of the trees.

 

Mezőhegyes State Stud Farm

The farm is soon expected to become a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was established in 1784 and today is home to more than 300 horses. Three famous horse breeds originated here: Nonius, Gidran and the Mezőhegyes half-breed. A little horse-riding and a drive in a carriage should brighten up your day. The local history collection tells you tales about the past of Mezőhegyes.

Day 5
The bank of the River Tisza, Szeged

Tisza is the main street of Szeged. The whole downtown section of the quayside is an ideal place for walking and winding down, and you’ll often find different events, live fairs and concerts here.

 

Water Tower

The building is a special example of industrial heritage, where even the entrance door is made of reinforced concrete. Today, it is used as a water tower, but on the first Saturday of each month, anyone can visit its exhibitions and check out the view from the top. If you have never seen a Foucault pendulum, this is where you can see for yourself that the Earth is indeed moving.

 

Napfényfürdő Aquapolis

In addition to the usual services, the Napfényfürdő spa is the largest fitness complex in Szeged, and you can even give ‘quiet wellness’ a try. Every second week, the quiet wellness unit organises musical evenings combined with swimming under the name ‘Aqua Night’.

 

During your visit

Wine
The Néró is a rare, dark-coloured, rich and juicy dessert grape variety. The colour of the rosé wine made from it is quite different from anything else, with its bright special colour that is almost cyclamen. The taste of the wine is intense, spicy and fruity, setting it apart from other rosé wines. A stylish wine with a slightly sweet fragrance.
Gastronomy
Fish soup is made in many different ways. Wherever you go, from Baja to Szeged, Lake Balaton or the upper region of the River Tisza, every family has their own recipe. What is it? A nice bowl of fish soup from Szeged needs nothing but a hearty appetite and good company. It is an essential cornerstone of Hungarian cuisine and in Szeged, of course, it is made à la Szeged. But it’s easy for them, of course, because they have excellent quality paprika to use.

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