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Top Choice Hungarian in Szeged

Tiszavirág Restaurant

Probably the best restaurant in Szeged, the eatery of the Tiszavirág Hotel serves beautifully presented international and modernised Hungarian dishes like hurka (black pudding) with caramelised apple and pine nuts a…
Top Choice International in Debrecen

Ikon

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 …
Top Choice Hungarian in Hortobágy National Park

Hortobágyi Csárda

This is Hungary’s most celebrated roadside inn, built at the end of the 18th century. Sit back and admire the Hortobágy kitsch taking up every place on the walls; Gypsy violinists often play as you tuck into your ga…
Top Choice International in Kecskemét

Tepsi Gastropub

Our favourite new place to eat in the centre, Tepsi has pushed the Kecskemét dining scene into the 21st century with its simple, clean decor and a menu with things like lepény, Hungarian-style savoury pies stuffed w…
Top Choice Burgers in Szeged

Malata

This great new hipster hang-out is part ruin garden, part pub/cafe and counts upwards of two dozen craft beers on tap and by the bottle. The food is mostly gourmet burgers (1450Ft to 1850Ft) though not exclusively s…
Top Choice Music in Szeged

Szeged Open-Air Festival

The Szeged Open-Air Festival held in Dom tér in July and August is the largest festival in Hungary outside Budapest. The outdoor theatre in front of the Votive Church seats some 6000 people. Main events include an o…
Farm in Hortobágy National Park

Máta Stud Farm

Staged it may be, but the 1½-hour puszta show at the 300-year-old Máta Stud Farm, 3km north of Hortobágy village, is Hungarian. You get to ride in a horse-drawn wagon train across the prairie, making stops to peer i…
Architecture in Kecskemét

Town Hall

The sandy-pink, stepped-roof Town Hall (1895) was designed by Ödön Lechner. With a mixture of art nouveau/Secessionist and folkloric elements, Lechner produced a uniquely Hungarian style. The exterior tilework is fr…
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…
Museum in Kecskemét

Museum of Hungarian Naive Artists

Arguably the city’s most interesting museum and one of the few of its kind in Europe, the Museum of Hungarian Naive Artists contains works with lots of folksy themes, but the warmth and craft of Rozália Albert Juhás…