Szeged is a small city of 160000 inhabitants located in the plains of southern Hungary along the banks of the Tisza river, 170km southeast of Budapest and only 15km north of the borders to Romania and Serbia. It has a pretty historic core with a number of interesting buildings and a nice, well kept pedestrian area. The university of Szeged is one of the most distinguished universities in Hungary and one of the largest with almost 23000 students.
The area around Szeged has been settled since prehistoric times. During the Roman period there was a trading post. After having being destroyed by the Mongols, Szeged was rebuilt in the 13th century and was later raised to free royal town status in 1498.
Szeged has a number of sights. These include the Votive Church (cathedral of Szeged), built with red bricks and completed in 1930. There are several university buildings spread around the city, with a nice one on the Dugonics square. The City Hall is on Szechenyi square, a large square with a small park.
How to get to Szeged
There is no (public) airport, but Szeged can be reached by train (two hours from Budapest) or by car.
There is a number of hotels and pensions in Szeged, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Szechenyi square 02 Szechenyi square 03 Karasz pedestrian area 04 Cathedral
05 Old firefighter station 06 Synagogue 07 Synagogue 08 Synagogue 09 Synagogue
10 Arkad shopping mall 11 Arkad shopping mall 12 City hall 13 City hall
14 City hall 15 City hall 16 City hall 17 City hall
18 City hall 19 Statue of St Stephen and Gizella 20 Klauzal square 21 Statue of Lajos Kossuth 22 Klauzal square
23 University and fountain 24 Domotor tower 25 Cathedral 26 Domotor tower 27 Cathedral
28 Cathedral 29 University of Szeged 30 University of Szeged 31 University of Szeged 32 Karasz pedestrian area
33 University 34 Dugonics fountain square 35 Dugonics fountain square
36 Dugonics fountain square 37 Dugonics square park 38 University 39 University
40 Karasz pedestrian area 41 Karasz pedestrian area 42 Karasz pedestrian area 43 Klauzal square 44 Klauzal square
45 View towards Belvaros bridge 46 Szechenyi square park 47 Szechenyi square park 48 Szechenyi square park 49 City hall
50 Pal Vasarhelyi statue 51 City hall 52 Bridge of sighs
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