Located in the Hungarian plains 200km east of Budapest, Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary and has 200000 inhabitants.
The area around Debrecen has been settled since prehistoric times and Magyar tribes arrived in the 9th century. In the 16th century Debrecen converted to Protestantism, becoming a centre for Calvinist faith. Debrecen experienced a building boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Nowadays the main highlghts are the Reformed great church and Kossuth square. The pedestrian area around it is also quite pleasant. There is not that much else to see in Debrecen, but the city is a good place where to chill for a couple of days (nice Forum Debrecen mall) and is a convenient base from which to explore the Hortobágy national park (24km west of the city centre).
How to get to Debrecen
Debrecen has a small airport with flights to a number of European cities and Israel. It has also a train station and can be reached by car.
There are many hotels and other accomodation options in and near Debrecen, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Forum shopping mall 02 Forum mall 03 Forum shopping centre 04 Forum Debrecen mall 05 Hemispheres fountain
06 Forum mall 07 Fountain on Kossuth square 08 Fountain on Kossuth square 09 Fountain on Kossuth square 10 Reformed great church
11 Bronze statue of family 12 Kossuth square 13 Kossuth square 14 Kossuth square 15 Rozsa street pedestrian area
16 Yellow Zenede building 17 Yellow Zenede building 18 Open air mall 19 Reformed great church 20 Reformed great church
21 Kossuth square 22 Kossuth square 23 Reformed great church at night 24 Debrecen county mayor office
25 Small reformed church 26 Debrecen county mayor office 27 Neoclassical building 28 Kossuth square at night
29 Pedestrian area 30 Neoclassical building on Kossuth square 31 Kossuth square 32 Reformed great church at night
33 Reformed great church at night 34 Reformed great church at night 35 Paparazzi cafe restaurant 36 Forum shopping centre
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