Library in Debrecen

Calvinist College

North of the Great Church stands the Calvinist College, built in 1816 on the site of a theological college dating back to the mid-16th century. Downstairs there are exhibits on religious art and sacred objects (incl…
Church in Debrecen

Great Church

Built in 1822, the iconic Great Church accommodates 3000 people and is Hungary’s largest Protestant house of worship. The nave is rather austere apart from the magnificent organ; climb the 210 steps to the top of th…
Synagogue in Debrecen

Pászti Street Orthodox Synagogue

This beautiful pink synagogue built in 1893 has undergone a complete renovation and is once again open to the public. There are the remains of a mikvah in the basement. In the courtyard is a Holocaust memorial beari…
Museum in Debrecen

Déri Museum

Folklore exhibits at the Déri Museum offer excellent insights into life on the plain and for the bourgeois citizens of Debrecen up to the 19th century. Mihály Munkácsy’s mythical interpretations of the Hortobágy and…
Gallery in Debrecen


East of the city centre, the Tímárház is a folk-craft centre and workshop run by the Debrecen Cultural Centre, where potters, cheesemakers, weavers and carvers (but no tanners) do their stuff in rotation.
Synagogue in Debrecen

Status Quo Ante Synagogue

Debrecen had a Jewish population of 12,000 people up to the end of WWII. This Conservative synagogue, just south of Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca, dates from 1909 and is once again in use.
Museum in Debrecen

Ferenc Medgyessy Memorial Museum

This memorial museum for local sculptor Ferenc Medgyessy is in an old burgher house to the northeast of the Déri Museum; the museum entrance is flanked by four superb bronzes by the artist.
Museum in Debrecen

Centre of Modern & Contemporary Art

Hungary’s second-largest contemporary art gallery after the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, MODEM (as it is called) houses the country's most significant private art collection.