Must see attractions in Great Plain

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    Máta Stud Farm

    Staged it may be, but the 1½-hour puszta show at the 300-year-old Máta Stud Farm, 3km north of Hortobágy village, is a real slice of Hungary. You get to…

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    City Hall

    The sandy-pink, stepped-roof city hall (1895) was designed by Ödön Lechner. With a mixture of art nouveau/Secessionist and folkloric elements, Lechner…

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    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…

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    Calvinist College

    North of the Great Church stands the Calvinist College, built in 1816 on the site of a theological college dating back to the mid-16th century. Downstairs…

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    New Synagogue

    The recently renovated art nouveau New Synagogue, designed by Lipót Baumhorn in 1903, is the most beautiful Jewish house of worship in Hungary, if not the…

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    Ornamental Palace

    Dating from 1902, the masterful art nouveau Ornamental Palace features multicoloured majolica tiles decorating its 'waving' walls. The palace contains the…

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    Great Church

    Built in 1822, the iconic Great Church accommodates 3000 people and is Hungary’s largest Protestant house of worship. The nave is rather austere apart…

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    Bird Park & Clinic

    Get up close with ailing feathered friends as they convalesce at the Bird Park & Clinic. Walk through the ‘hospital’ section of this sanctuary (including…

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    Reök Palace

    The Reök Palace is a mind-blowing green-and-lilac art nouveau structure, built in 1907, that looks like a decoration at the bottom of an aquarium. It’s…

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    Votive Church Exhibition Centre

    This new exhibition space opened in the crypt of the Votive Church below Dom tér in 2016. It examines the history of the cathedral and the surrounding…

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    Nine-Hole Bridge

    The Nine-Hole Bridge, built in 1833 and spanning the marshy Hortobágy River, is the longest – and certainly the most sketched, painted and photographed –…

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    Pászti Street Orthodox Synagogue

    This beautiful pink synagogue built in 1893 has undergone a complete renovation and is once again open to the public. There are the remains of a mikvah in…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    Otthon Cinema

    The restored Otthon Cinema, on the corner of pedestrian Görögtemplom utca, is a beautiful example of art nouveau and Secessionist architecture mixed with…

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    Serbian Orthodox Church

    The Zopf-style Serbian Orthodox church in Dóm tér, dating from 1778, has a fantastic iconostasis: a central gold 'tree', with 70 icons hanging from its …

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    Gróf Palace

    This lovely Secessionist office building with floral mosaics was completed in 1913.

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    Déri Museum

    Folklore exhibits at the Déri Museum offer excellent insights into life on the plain and for the bourgeois citizens of Debrecen up to the 19th century…

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    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…