If treasure were a place, Kecskemét in Hungary would surely be it. This beautiful and picturesque city is Hungary’s eighth-largest city. It does not matter if you’re eight or you’re 80, this gem of a city has something in store for everybody. The lovely town has things that could mesmerize an explorer, an adventurer, and of course, a traveler. You will never want to leave this beautiful place. It may sound hilarious, but the fact is that the name of this city comes from the Hungarian word ‘kecske,’ which means goat! Kecskemét is waiting for you with open arms to welcome and to surprise you.
In case if you have been pondering about what are the things or activities that you could do in and around this city, think no more. Through the following article, we bring you a selection of the ten most amazing things you could do around here. Read on to find out more.
1. Check out the Spectacular Varga Tanya Horse Show
You cannot miss this majestic show. It is a traditional Hungarian horse show where horses perform several tricks on the command of their skipper. The show requires a high degree of horsemanship on the part of the skipper, and all in all, this show is an awesome thing to watch.
2. An Art Enthusiast? Visit the Museum of Hungarian Naïve Artists
Want to see something very unique on your tour? The Museum of Hungarian Naïve is then absolutely perfect for you to visit. This museum showcases the artworks of naïve Hungarian artists and artisans and aims at popularizing the naïve Hungarian art. Not only is this museum one of its kind in Hungary, but also it is a part of the rare museums all across Europe that encourage naïve art. So it is worth your visit. It is beautiful and inspiring, as well.
3. Chill at the Bowling Center and Restaurant Kecskemét
Are you up for some great entertainment? Are you a big fan of bowling? If your answer to both the questions is yes, then this is the perfect place for you to hang out in. This whole place is modernized and computerized, which makes your experience awesome. The Restaurant serves equally great food. So you could easily grab a bite here. Come here with your family, your friends, or even your colleagues, and you will enjoy spending time here every time.
4. Marvel at the Ornamental Palace
This is something very modern in the city of Kecskemét in Hungary. Constructed in the year 1902, the Ornamental Palace is a great example of beautiful modern architecture. The palace is stunning to look at. The wonderful ‘waving walls’ of the palace are decorated with several multicolored majolica tiles. It seems as if it is out of some fairy tale. This palace is the house to the Cifrapalota Art Gallery, which has the most important collection of contemporary Hungarian art.
5. Explore the Town Hall
The Town Hall is what dominates the skyline of the Hungarian city of Kecskemét. It is the house of the main administration of the city, and the structure itself is very admirable. It is a unique kind of architecture. With a mixture of the Renaissance and the Baroque styles, it is something that should be admired ardently. The building, designed by Ödön Lechner, though, has been severely criticized by many National Romanticists.
6. Stroll Around the Kossuth Square
Being in Hungary would hold no meaning if you do not go and visit the beautiful and historic Kossuth Square. Stroll around it and soak it all in. Nice and beautiful, it is one of the most prominent squares of Hungary. Here you could also see quite a few locals strolling around. This is a great place to observe them. When the Square was reconstructed in the years 2012-2014, a Memorial was built for those who had died in the massacre of Kossuth Ter. The Hungarian Parliament Building is one of the most notable landmarks of this beautiful Square.
7. Cifrapalota is Worth Your Visit
Located inside the Ornamental Palace, the Cifrapalota Art Gallery is worth your time and visit, especially if you are an art enthusiast. The beautiful art gallery houses contemporary Hungarian art, that is, the Hungarian art of the 19th and the 20th century. The pieces of art featured here are no doubt beautiful, and the gallery, too, is stunning. You should not miss out on this art gallery.
8. Watch a Game of Football at the Szektoi Stadion
Craving to see a live football match, right in a great stadium? Head straight to the Szektoi Stadion and end your cravings. Watch a game of football at this stadium. Built-in the 1960s, this stadium has undergone quite a few renovation procedures since. Currently, this stadium can accommodate a total of 6000 people. Out of that, 4000 can sit and enjoy a game while the remaining 2000 can find a place to stand and enjoy their favorite game with their favorite players in action. You must visit this stadium when you are in the city.
9. Come Close to Nature at the Kiskunsagi Nemzeti Park
If animals are what you love and if you love to watch them move about their natural habitat, you must most definitely visit the Kiskunsagi Nemzeti Park. You will truly come close to nature here. Established in the year 1979, this place was declared to be a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. You must keep in mind one thing – this park is not a continuous stretch of land but is a collection of several disjoint lands. It is beautiful, and it also hosts cattle breeding customs and old pastoral life.
10. Beverage Calls for You at the Zwack Kecskeméti Palinka Manufaktura
If you are a beverage enthusiast, this is the perfect place for you to visit during your trip. Here at Zwack Kecskeméti Palinka Manufaktura, you will not only get to taste the traditional Hungarian beverage that is called the Pálinka but also the process of its production will be illustrated to you. It is a great experience, and you will enjoy it. So it is a must that you visit this place when you take a trip to this city.
Kecskemét is calling you. The beautiful city deserves to be explored, and you ought to give it what it deserves. So, pack your bags and set out for the city that will win your heart. The place will warm not only your heart but also your soul. Come and fall in love with this Hungarian city and make memories that will never fade!