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Top Choice International in Debrecen


One of the best restaurants in town, Ikon commands a prominent position on the main square, but with its trimmed-down decor and classily clad wait staff, it remains discreet and upscale. Enjoy such inventive dishes …
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…
Wine Bar in Debrecen


A branch of the massively popular wine bars in Budapest, DiVino has a dizzying range of Hungarian wines, which you can sample by the 0.15cL glass (650Ft to 2400Ft). It's a wonderful and easy (and potentially dangero…
Hungarian in Debrecen

Csokonai Étterem

In a vaulted cellar, the sharp service, excellent Hungarian specialities and a terrace with live music all help to create one of Debrecen’s most welcome eating experiences. Csokonai also serves good pasta dishes (17…
Cafe in Debrecen

Volt Egyszer

'Once Upon a Time' is a delightful retro-style cafe near the main square serving Italian coffee along with sandwiches (560Ft) and homemade cakes (from 420Ft).
Parade in Debrecen

Flower Carnival

The grandaddy of Debrecen's festivals, the week-long Flower Carnival held in mid-August includes a flowery float parade.
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…
Fast Food in Debrecen

Ikon Street

Little sister to a big gourmet-feast palace of the same name just a block south, this hole-in-the-wall has cramped seating on two floors and does a brisk business selling to in-house and takeaway customers. The offe…