National Pantheon

The National Pantheon – statues and reliefs of more than 100 notables running along an arcade around three sides of Dóm tér – is a crash course in Hungarian art, literature, science and history. Even the Scotsman Adam Clark, who supervised the building of Budapest's Chain Bridge, wins a place, but you'll look forever for any sign of a woman.

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1. Dóm tér

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'Cathedral Square' contains Szeged’s most important monuments and buildings, including the Votive Church, and is the centre of events during the annual…

2. St Demetrius Tower

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The Romanesque Demetrius Tower in Dóm tér is the city's oldest structure and is all that remains of a church erected here in the 12th century. It can be…

3. Votive Church Exhibition Centre

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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…

4. Votive Church

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The twin-towered Votive Church is a disproportionate brown-brick monstrosity that was pledged after the flood in 1879 but not completed until 1930. About…

5. Heroes’ Gate

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This gate was erected in 1936 in honour of Miklós Horthy’s White Guards, who were responsible for ‘cleansing’ the nation of ‘reds’ after the ill-fated…

6. Serbian Orthodox Church

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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 …

7. Reök Palace

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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…

8. Ferenc Móra Museum

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The erstwhile Palace of Education (1896) now houses this excellent museum containing a colourful collection of folk as well as traditional trades from…