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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…
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…
Hungarian in Kecskemét

Kisbugaci Csárda

This csárda trades on folksy charm, with its wooden benches, plates on the wall and Gypsy music. But the food, which comes in huge meaty portions, holds its own. Try the Erdélyi flekken (Transylvanian barbecue) or t…
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 …
Hungarian in Kecskemét

Rozmaring

Artistic presentations are standard at this silver-service restaurant in a new location, whether you order the catfish stew or the chicken breast with prunes and goose liver (both 2490Ft). This is modern Hungarian d…
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.