Fő tér


Fő tér, Kezthely's colourful main square, received a facelift in 2012 – the result is a traffic-free, pedestrian-friendly expanse of white cobblestone surrounded by lovely buildings, including the late-baroque Town Hall on the northern side, the Trinity Column (1770) in the centre and a former Franciscan church in the park to the south.

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Nearby Keszthely attractions

1. Former Franciscan church

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This church was originally built in the Gothic style in the late 14th century for Franciscan monks, but many alterations were made in subsequent centuries…

2. Synagogue


Before WWII Keszthely’s Jewish community numbered 1000; at the end of the war it had dropped to 170. Today less than 40 Jews live in the town and attend…

3. Torture Museum

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Complete with buckets of fake blood and distressed-looking mannequins demonstrating various forms of medieval torture, this small museum also features…

4. Toy Museum

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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…

5. Museum of Historical Wax Figures

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This is a surprisingly fun way to acquaint yourself with the who's who of Hungary's rulers, poets, clerics and military commanders. The eclectic…

6. Erotic Panoptikum

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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…

7. Snail Parliament

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What do you get when you take one woman's obsession, 14 years of loving labour, and 4.5 million snail shells? A 7m by 2.5m scale model of Budapest's…

8. Doll Museum

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This surprisingly absorbing museum showcases two floors' worth of dolls dressed in folk costumes from all parts of Hungary. On the ground floor, there's…