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 tablets on the front honour (from left to right) a mounted regiment of Hussars that served in WWI; citizens who died in the 1848–49 War of Independence; and the Kecskemét victims of WWII. The 73m-tall tower offering views of the city’s sun-bleached rooftops is no longer open to the public.

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1. City Hall

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

2. Calvinist Church

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This Calvinist church in Szabadság tér dates to the 17th century.

3. Otthon Cinema

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

4. Franciscan Church of St Nicholas


On the eastern side of Kossuth tér is the Franciscan Church of St Nicholas, dating in part from the late 14th century. It was shared by squabbling…

6. Toy Museum & Workshop

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This museum has a large collection of rather spooky 19th- and early-20th-century dolls. Also in the rows of glass cases are wooden trains and board games…

7. Museum of Hungarian Naive Artists

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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…

8. House of Science & Technology

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A Moorish-looking structure dating from 1871, this was once a synagogue and is now used for conferences and both temporary and permanent exhibitions,…