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…
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…
Architecture in Kecskemét

Ornamental Palace

The masterful art nouveau Ornamental Palace, which dates from 1902, has multicoloured majolica tiles decorating its 'waving' walls. The palace contains the Cifrapalota Art Gallery, with a large and important collect…
Museum in Kecskemét

Leskowsky Musical Instrument Collection

In a new location on leafy Rákóczi út, this private collection traces the development of music-making over the centuries. Of the 150 instruments on display from five continents most are stringed, but there are also …
Museum in Kecskemét

Bozsó Collection

This collection of period furniture, folk art, religious items and clocks amassed by the pack-rat painter János Bozsó (1922–98) is massive and endlessly fascinating, but best of all is the delightful pretty cottage …
Jewish Site in Kecskemét

House of Science & Technology

A Moorish-looking structure dating from 1871, this was once a synagogue and is now used for conferences and both temporary and permanent exhibitions, including one of plaster copies of 15 statues by Michelangelo.
Architecture in Kecskemét

Otthon Cinema

The restored Otthon Cinema, on the corner of pedestrian Görögtemplom utca, is a beautiful example of art nouveau/Secessionist architecture mixed with folkloric elements.
Church in Kecskemét

Great Church

The late-baroque Great Church, dedicated in 1806, dominates Kossuth tér, the southeasternmost of the main squares. The interior is quite sombre. Large tablets on the front honour (from left to right) a mounted regim…
Museum in Kecskemét

Folk Art Collection

A dozen rooms of a 200-year-old brewery are crammed with embroidery, weaving, woodcarving, furniture, agricultural tools and textiles at the Folk Art Collection, the grandaddy of all Kecskemét museums. Styles from a…
Gallery in Kecskemét

Cifrapalota Art Gallery

This art gallery in the art nouveau Ornamental Palace contains upwards of 20,000 works by 19th- and 20th-century Hungarian painters, and is one of the largest collections in the nation.