Lake Balaton & Southern Transdanubia attractions

Top Choice Church 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 Aust…
Top Choice Palace in Keszthely

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 the …
Top Choice Notable 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 plac…
Top Choice Factory 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 museu…
Top Choice Church in Pécs

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 mosq…
Top Choice Square 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. At…
Top Choice Museum 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), Storm …
Top Choice Museum in Pécs

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 works …
Top Choice Museum 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 at…
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 las…