Located on the Tisza River - just downstream of its junction with the Maros River - on the South Great Plain Region, Szeged is Hungary’s fourth largest city, the seat of Csongrád County, and the region’s cultural, scientific and educational centre.
Officially a city since 1246, it derived its importance from the salt-trade. The victim of military destruction, plagues, fires and floods – it had 95% of its buildings destroyed by the devastating flood of 1879.
Szeged - Domotor Tower
One of the city’s best known historic buildings is the “Thanksgiving” Church (actually a Cathedral), which was erected between 1913 and 1930, from the pledges given by the survivors of the 1879 flood.
The city’s most famous festival, which takes place in the Dóm Tér (Cathedral square), and which has been held in front of the Cathedral since 1931, is the Szeged Open-Air Theatre.
The Late-Gothic style Franciscan Church in the “lower-city” dates from the late 15th century; it is the largest medieval monument to remain intact on the Great Plain, which, during the Turkish occupation, bolstered the spiritual and physical well-being of the Catholic community of this southern region.
The “New-” or “Large-Synagogue” – dating from the early 20th century - is one of the largest in the world, and considered by many to be one of the most beautiful.
The quality of the historic, archaeological and fine-arts collections of the Ferenc Móra Museum, is recognised throughout the country.
Of the city’s baths, the best known is the Anna Medicinal and Thermal Baths.
The Count István Széchenyi kayak and canoe course, is one of the best in the world, and has been the venue for world championships.
Szeged - Klauzal Square
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