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Lying halfway between the Danube and the Tisza Rivers in the heart of the southern Great Plain, Kecskemét is a city ringed with vineyards and orchards that don’t seem to stop at the limits of this 'garden city'. Indeed, Kecskemét’s agricultural wealth was used wisely and today it boasts some of the finest architecture of any small city in Hungary. Along with colourful art nouveau and Secessionist buildings, its museums and the region’s excellent barackpálinka (apricot brandy) are also draws. And Kiskunság National Park, the puszta of this part of the plain, is right at the back door. Day-trip opportunities include hiking in the sandy, juniper-covered hills, a horse show at Bugac or a visit to one of the region’s many horse farms.

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