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Top Choice Hungarian in Szeged

Tiszavirág Restaurant

Probably the best restaurant in Szeged, the eatery of the Tiszavirág Hotel serves beautifully presented international and modernised Hungarian dishes like hurka (black pudding) with caramelised apple and pine nuts a…
Top Choice Burgers in Szeged


This great new hipster hang-out is part ruin garden, part pub/cafe and counts upwards of two dozen craft beers on tap and by the bottle. The food is mostly gourmet burgers (1450Ft to 1850Ft) though not exclusively s…
Top Choice Music in Szeged

Szeged Open-Air Festival

The Szeged Open-Air Festival held in Dom tér in July and August is the largest festival in Hungary outside Budapest. The outdoor theatre in front of the Votive Church seats some 6000 people. Main events include an o…
Synagogue in Szeged

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 world. It is still in use, though the community has dwindled…
Seafood in Szeged

Kiskőrössy Halászcsárda

Housed in a traditional fisherman's cottage with a terrace on the banks of the Tisza a few kilometres east of the centre, this excellent fish restaurant is an atmospheric place to sup. Have one of the many fish soup…
Museum in Szeged

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 square. It also displays liturgical objects and church plate mov…
Cafe in Szeged

Virág Cukrászda

For coffee, ice cream and cakes (355Ft to 650Ft), check out the celebrated 'Flower Cakeshop', established in 1922, which has tables inside and on the square, and a museum-quality Herend coffee machine. The Virág out…
Architecture in Szeged

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 been polished up to regain its original lustre in recent years …
Live Music in Szeged

Jazz Kocsma

The kind of small, basement music club that no self-respecting university town would be without. Gets pretty crowded during the academic year for live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Things slow down in summer,…
Serbian in Szeged

Classic Cafe

This welcoming Serbian place with its lovely inner-courtyard garden (fine for a quiet drink, too) serves up grills like csevap (spicy meatballs of beef or pork) and pljeskavica (meat patties).