My Szeged

Szeged, the capital of Csongrád County is the third biggest town in Hungary and lies next to the Serbian border. It has already been occupied since the 10th century. In 1879 the town was affected by a flood and most of the town’s buildings were destroyed. Many European capitals joined to help and sent money for Szeged. In memory of their kindness the boulevards were named after Vienna, London, Brussels, Paris, Moscow, Berlin and Rome.

Szeged is most famous for its paprika, fish soup, Pick Salami, slippers and the annually held Open Air Festival. It’s a perfect place for you to spend your university years or for a semester with Erasmus, because there are 25 000 students in the town every year. Because of the German and English programs, many of them are from abroad (for example: Israel, Germany, Palestine, Turkey, Romania, Spain, Japan, Korea, India and Nigeria).

Dóm Square in Szeged

What to visit in Szeged?

Cathedral with Dóm Square and the Music Clock on the opposite side
15. Dóm Square
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-17:00
Tickets: 600-1000 HUF
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Kárász Street
The town’s pedestrian precinct can be visited any time. Many stores (Adidas, Fuji, Drogerie Markt), restaurants (Subway, McDonald’s) and the most popular confectionary, Acapella can be found here.

Széchenyi Square, City Hall and the Bridge of Sighs
It’s the continuation of Kárász Street, where you can find City Hall, the Bridge of Sighs and Szeged Restaurant. Every spring for 2 weeks the magnolia trees start to blossom and there are thousands of tulips next to them.

Dugonits Square with the University Building and the statue of Albert Szent-Györgyi
One of my favourite statues in Szeged is of Hungarian Noble Prize winner, Albert Szent-Györgyi, who is captured with a pipe in one hand and walking down the stairs of the main building of the University of Szeged. In winter the fountain is replaced by a huge reindeer made of lights.

Fountain on Dugonics Square

Móra Ferenc Museum
1-3. Roosevelt Square
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Tickets: 890-1390 HUF
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Szeged at night

Botanical Garden
42 Lövölde Road
Opening hours: Open every day! In March: 9:00-17:00, from the beginning of April to the end of September: 9:00-18:00, in October: 9:00-17:00, from the beginning of November to the end of February: 9:00-16:00
Tickets: 400-900 HUF
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Szeged Zoo
90. Szél Street
Opening hours: Open every day! In January, February, March, November, December: 9:00-16:00, in April and October: 9:00-17:00, in May and September: 9:00-18:00, in June, July and August: 9:00-19:00
Tickets: 1600-2400 HUF
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Sissi Statue on Stefánia
5. Stefánia, next to Deutsch Palace and the National Theatre.

Statue of Empress Elisabeth in Szeged

 

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