Top ChoiceChurch in Tihany

Benedictine Abbey Church

Built in 1754 on the site of King Andrew I’s church, this twin-spired, ochre-coloured church is Tihany's dominant feature. Don't miss the fantastic altars, pulpits and screens carved between 1753 and 1779 by an...

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Festetics Palace

Festetics Palace

The glimmering white, 100-room Festetics Palace was begun in 1745, and the two wings were extended out from the original building 150 years later. Some 18 splendid rooms in the baroque south wing are now part of...

Top ChoiceNotable Building in Pécs

Zsolnay Cultural Quarter

The sprawling Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, built on the grounds of the original Zsolnay porcelain factory, is divided into four sections (craftspeople, family and children, creative, and university) and is a lovely...

Top ChoiceFactory in Lake Balaton & Southern Transdanubia

Herend Porcelain Factory

This factory has been producing Hungary’s finest hand-painted china for over 180 years. You can witness how clay becomes delicate porcelain in 40-minute factory guided tours (every 20 minutes from 9.30am). The...

Top ChoiceChurch in Pécs

Mosque Church

Mosque Church

The largest building extant from the time of the Turkish occupation, the former Pasha Gazi Kassim Mosque (now the Inner Town Parish Church) dominates the main square in Pécs. The Ottomans built the square-based...

Top ChoiceSquare in Pécs

Széchenyi tér

Surrounded by largely baroque buildings, Pécs' sloped main square is the city's hub, great for people-watching. With the Mosque Church at the north end, the square is anchored by the Trinity Column in the centre....

Top ChoiceMuseum in Pécs

Csontváry Museum

This museum shows the major works of master 19th-century symbolist painter Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry. Elements of postimpressionism and expressionism can be seen in such works as East Station at Night (1902),...

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Victor Vasarely Museum

This museum exhibits the work of the father of op art, Victor Vasarely. Symmetrical, largely abstract pieces are exhibited with clever illuminations that intensify the 3D experience and make it seem as if the...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Pécs

Modern Hungarian Gallery

This gallery exhibits the art of Hungary from 1850 till today across several floors; works run the gamut from impressionist paintings to visually striking and even menacing contemporary installations. Pay special...

Memorial in Mohács

Mohács Historical Memorial Site

The defeat of the ragtag Hungarian army by the Turks at Mohács on 29 August 1526 was a watershed in the nation’s history, its effects felt up to this day. With it came partition and foreign domination that would...

Church in Pécs

Basilica of St Peter

The foundations of the neo-Romanesque four-towered basilica dedicated to St Peter date from the 11th century and the side chapels are from the 1300s, but the rest is as recent as 1881. The most interesting parts...

Museum in Keszthely

Model Railway Museum

On the top floor of a former military building, this grin-inducing museum exhibits one of the world's largest mountain railway layouts. Trains whiz round a 40m-long railway network straight out of a picture book:...

Museum in Keszthely

Erotic Panoptikum

Full disclosure: this is an X-rated wax museum. Kind of tacky – yes. Fascinating – absolutely. The tiny subterranean space brings to 'life' lust and sex scenes from illustrated books about Renaissance erotic...

Museum in Pécs

Zsolnay Porcelain Museum

The porcelain factory established in Pécs in 1853 was at the forefront of European art and design for more than half a century. Many of its majolica tiles were used to decorate buildings throughout the country,...

Church in Pécs

All Saints’ Church

The suburb of Budaiváros, to the northeast of Pécs' town centre, is where most Hungarians settled after the Turks banned them from living within the city walls; the centre of this community was the All Saints'...

Area in Balatonfüred

Tagore Sétány

The entire town seems to stroll the leafy lake-hugging promenade all day. It hides a number of statues, including a bust of Nobel Prize–winning poet Rabindranath Tagore in front of a lime tree that he planted in...

Museum in Keszthely

Georgikon Farm Museum

Housed in several early-19th-century buildings of what was the Georgikon’s experimental farm, this is the perfect museum for lovers of early industrial farming tools and farming techniques, with exhibits divided...

Museum in Keszthely

Balaton Museum

The Balaton Museum was purpose-built in 1928 and its permanent exhibits focus on the life and history of Lake Balaton. The Balaton aquarium showcases the lake's fish, while several interconnected rooms detail...

Museum in Keszthely

Toy Museum

Depending on what generation you're from, the exhibits at this wonderful place will either make you smile in remembrance or gawp in fascination. Ye olde prams nailed to the ceiling, creepy bug-eyed dolls, legions...

Synagogue in Pécs

Synagogue

Pécs' beautifully preserved 1869 Conservative synagogue is south of Széchenyi tér and faces renovated Kossuth tér. It was built in the Romantic style in 1869, and a seven-page fact sheet, available in 11...