Attractions in Debrecen – Debrecen sights

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Debrecen Attractions

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4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1
The marble memorial in front of the University Reformed Church made by Miklós Melocco and named as “The white rose of the revolution” commemorates the revolution and the heroes of 1956. The sculptor is member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.
4024 Debrecen, Kálvin tér
Antal Pázmándi’s ceramics recall the motifs of the history and traditional architecture of Debrecen. Opposite them is placed the marble commemorative plaque which was unveiled on the 500th anniversary of the event when Mátyás Hunyadi was elected Hungarian king on the wall of one of the houses which had since been demolished. The inscription commemorates the ...
4024 Debrecen Piac u. 20.
52/511-400
The building constructed originally in 1531 gave place to the leadership of the city. In 1849 Lajos Kossuth and his family lived here, this was the office of the Defence Committee and the Hungarian Holy Crown was kept in the “secret archives”. Today the Mayor’s Office is located in it. Visiting is limited and is subject to preliminary notice at the ...
4024 Debrecen, Piac u. 51-53
+36 (52) 412250
The Csanak House standing on the corners of Piac and Arany János Streets was built in romantic style by József Csanak who had been a serf in nearby Derecske but became a famous grocer and sponsor of the cultural life of the city. Among others, the famous Hungarian novelist, Mór Jókai stayed in this house when visiting Debrecen. At present, the building ...
4024 Debrecen, Kossuth utca 12-14.
+36 (52) 412250
The eclectic-style Financial Palace was completed in 1912. Earlier, the plot was occupied by the house of György Komáromi Csipkés, a judge of the city, which hosted the preparatory negotiations of the Treaty of Szatmár in 1711. The event is commemorated by a black marble relief in the entry hall of the building. It was also here that the Provisional ...
4024 Debrecen, Baltazár Dezső tér
The first sundial of Debrecen was unveiled on this square on 10 July, 2009—40 days before the 40th Debrecen Flower Carnival, on the 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birthday. The flower clock is in fact a sundial. Its axle is a carved prismatic limestone column. The clock-hand is a long metal rod with metal arches under it referring to the astral ...
4024 Debrecen, Sumen utca 2
+36 (52) 529935
hnp@www.hnp.hu
+36 (52) 529940
Hortobágy is the largest continuous natural grassland in Europe. The Hortobágy National Park, established in 1973 is the country’s largest protected area of 82 thousand hectares. Hortobágy has outstanding landscape features and is a unique example of the harmonic coexistence of people and nature based on the considerate use of the land, maintaining great ...
4025 Debrecen, Piac u. 11-15
+36 30 597 3229, +36 52 508 600
+36 52 416 456
Grand Hotel Aranybika is located in the heart of Debrecen. The present Art Nouveau building was built by the plans of Alfred Hajos, Hungary's first olimpic champion, in 1915. The hotel offers 205 rooms (50 of them are air-conditioned), and many more facilities for those who want to spend their holiday or business stay in full comfort.
4024 Debrecen, Kossuth u. 51
Here lived János Irinyi, chemist, between 1872 and 1892. He invented the noiseless and non-explosive match (he mixed phosphorus with lead dioxide instead of potassium chlorate in the head of the match). He managed to solve the problem after one of his professors had had an unsuccessful experiment. After a long process of experiments he patented his ...
4024 Debrecen, Piac u. 57
+36 (52) 412250
At 57 Piac Street stands the so-called Kaszanyitzky House in which the famous glass-man Endre Kaszanyitzky had his shop from 1852. The house was built at the beginning of the 19th century with neoclassic sculptures in its staircase. It was rebuilt several times and therefore it bears the signs of baroque, classicism as well as eclecticism.
4024 Debrecen, Kossuth tér
The main square of Debrecen was handed over to the public on 7 July, 2001. During the past years the square has become a real community space. The downtown pedestrian zone including the square is the scene of a number of interesting events such as the Turkey Days, the greatest gastronomic programme in the summer; the Cívis Promenade organized over the ...
4024 Debrecen, Piac utca 54.
+36 (52) 507550
The one-time Hajdú County Hall was built in 1911-12 in secession style. In its place stood the very first inn, the Fejérló Inn of the city. During the 1848/49 war of independence Lajos Kossuth visited the restaurant of the Inn several times. The façade of the County Hall is decorated with the pyrogranite ornaments manufactured in the Zsolnay ...
4000 Debrecen, Attila tér 1.
+36 (52) 533207
The Neo-Byzantine church was built in 1910 based on the plans of János Bobula. Unlike other Greek Orthodox churches there is no iconostasis here. The inlaid altar and pulpit with mosaic ornaments were also prepared in 1910. Valuable seccos and colourful glass windows ornate the church.
4024 Debrecen, Pásti utca 4.
+36 (52) 415861
Nowadays the Jewish Community of Debrecen is an active and living community. We emphasize keeping the religious life. We have the ritual institutions that are essential: micve, kosher kitchen (meat). Every morning and evening there is a minjan in the Bet Hamidras of Pasti Street and we hold all holidays according to our traditional laws.Intentions of micve ...
4032 Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 98
The statue composition named Professors stands in front of the main building of the Clinics. Among the figures of the composition we can find Kálmán Szabó and Aladár Kettessy professors.
4026 Debrecen, Méliusz tér 1
+36 (52) 537235
The church made of unplastered vitrified brick got its common name from the red colour of the bricks. Its outstanding value is given by the secco unusual in case of Reformed churches, painted by Jenő Haranghy in 1937.
4026 Debrecen, Kálvin tér 16.
36 52 414-744, 52 418-412
titkar@drk.hu
The College was established in 1538. With its 600.000 pieces, the Library of the College is the greatest such collection of the Hungarian Reformed Church. Among the Bible collection of the College we can find and read the Holy Script in 250 languages. The Archives currently contain 2.605 running metres of documents, which introduce the history, ...
4025 Debrecen, Révész tér 2
52/342-872
hivatal@kistemplom.hu
52/453 569
The building was constructed in 1600, but in the fire of 1727 it suffered severe damage. Originally the tower was covered by an onion-like dome, however in 1907 a huge wind-storm damaged it. They repaired it but another even bigger wind-storm completely destroyed the tower cover. Then the architects gave the tower a bastion-like form and gave up ...
4024 Debrecen, Piac u. 39-41.
+36 (52) 1412250
The main street of Debrecen had been lined by commercial houses. The first three-storied houses of the city were built in the stret called Big Market or Main Market. Apparently they are characterized by simplicity but their facades have many nice decorations. Some of them deserve special attention such as, for instance, the Rickl House at 39-41 Piac Street. ...
4023 Debrecen, Szent Anna utca 15.
(+36)52/536-652
szentannapl@gmail.com
The Saint Anne’s Catholic Cathedral was built between 1721 and 1746. In the niches next to the doors on the left we can see the statue of Saint Stephen, while on the right his son Prince Saint Imre. The main altar-piece represents the patron saint of the church Saint Anne teaching Maria, while the oldest altarpiece represents the founder of the Piarist ...
4000 Debrecen, Kápolnási u. 1
+36 (52) 415861
It was built in 1910 in eclectic style. It is a Byzantine structure of modernized Moor form, emphasized also by the large dome emerging from its wider environment. Close to the church at Pásti Street 4. the orthodox synagogue can be found.
4024 Debrecen, Hatvan u. 1
+36 (52) 412250
The secessionist Bishop’s Palace can be seen at 1 Hatvan Street on the corner of Kossuth Square. Back in the past it was the place of Péter Méliusz Juhász’s episcopal see which was demolished around 1740 and replaced by an ecclesiastical building. The front of the palace facing Piac Street has a 40-meter high tower used as the water-tower of the building. ...
4024 Debrecen, Kossuth u. 21
The predecessor of the early eclectic building was the English Queen Hotel. During its construction, in 1890, the late 17th-century one-storied inn was extended with another story. Today the basement of the building accommodates the Csokonai Restaurant.
4024 Debrecen, Piac utca Kossuth utca sarok
The savings bank opposite the Reformed Small Church operated as early as 1872—and this was the very first savings bank of the city as well. The current building was completed in 1912—following the fashion of the day—in secessionist style with decorations of stuccos and sculptures on the front. The reliefs of the facade facing Piac Street show industrial, ...
4024 Debrecen, Kossuth u. 6
+36 (52) 412250
The former Kis-Orbán Commercial House was built in 1810. It was converted into a corner house as a result of the opening of the 1825 Town Hall. Today’s administrative building was later transformed into a shopping arcade in 1840. The block was connected to the Town Hall in 1906 via a first storey connecting bridge.
4026 Debrecen, Piac u. 4-6.
+36 (52) 412-694
ntemplom@yahoo.com
The Reformed Great Church of Debrecen is one of the most significant Classicist historic buildings of Hungary. It was designed by Mihály Péchy, and built between 1805 and 1822. Its north-south nave (with the organs at its two ends and with the pulpit at its north end) is 38 m long and 14 m wide; its east-west aisle is 55 m long and 15 m wide. The towers are ...
4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1.
(52) 512-900
info@unideb.hu
Our institution is one of Hungary’s five research-elite universities, offering the widest choice of majors in the country for over 32,000 students. UD's 1500 lecturers of 15 faculties endeavour to live up to the elite university status and to provide high quality education for those choosing the University of Debrecen every day. Our goal is to train ...

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