South Great Plain
Those who hunt for delicacies can explore the gastronomic supply of the region and we offer exhibitions and repertories for those who are ravenously hungry for culture. In Szeged and Gyula we absorb culture in summer theatres and in Kecskemét we can admire as special repertories as the Leskowsky Hangszergyűjtemény that consists of 2500 musical instruments or the Hungarian Museum of Photography.
By winning the blue ribbon of more world-fairs, the lace-work of Kiskunhalas became a compeer of the lace-work of Brussels and Venice. In the Csipkeház of Kiskunhalas we can have a peek at the lace-making ladies at work. The world-famous 'Szeged Slipper' is still made in workshops following the Turkish and South Slavonic tradition. The motifs of Kalocsa conquered the whole World. The design earlier painted on furniture, walls and embroidered in clothes now can decorate also belts, jewellery, bags, cases and even vehicles.
Among the masterpieces of the Art Nouveau architecture in the cities/towns of the region excels the Új Zsinagóga of Szeged that is considered as one of the greatest, finest Jewish churches in the World. The main attraction of the Ópusztaszeri Nemzeti Történeti Emlékpark is the 15 metres tall and 120 metres long Feszty Cyclorama. In the 55 acres of the park countless showpieces, exhibitions, exciting horse shows and a live museum village are there for visitors to enjoy.
Did you know that…
... after the Great Flood of Szeged in 1879 European cities helped to rebuild the City thus, as an act of gratitude, certain sections of it's boulevard were named after the capital cities of those countries that helped?
... one of the creators of the Ford T-model, József Galamb was born in Makó?
... the 600 years old Castle of Gyula is the only Gothic lowland castle of Europe built of bricks that is left undamaged?