Attractions in Kecskemét – Kecskemét sights

You will find detailed information to plan your stay in Kecskemét: churches, monuments, spas, caves, parks.

Kecskemét Attractions


6000 Kecskemét, Kossuth tér 2.
Let's start our walk in the main square of the "Famous Town" that used to be the market-place for centuries. Here you can find the Big Catholic Church which is the largest cathedral in the Great Hungarian Plain built in the style of the age of Louis XVI of France. Looking down from the 73 meter tall tower you can see the panorama of the town.
6000 Kecskemét, Szabadág tér
At the end of the street we find the Calvinist Church built in early Baroque style in the 1680s, the only stone church in the region during the Turkish occupation.
6000 Kecskemét Rákóczi út 1
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There are two famous buildings on the right of the New College: one of them is Cifrapalota (Ornamented Palace), a unique piece of architecture, known as the masterpiece of Art Nouveau with its wonderful ”waving” walls, shining roof tiles and ceramic ornaments of plants and animals. It hosts the Kecskemét Art Gallery today.
6000 Kecskemét, Kossuth tér 3.
Opposite the Town Hall you can find the oldest architectural relic of Kecskemét, the Franciscan Church built in the 14th century. The locals call it the Church of Friars. Originally it was built in Romanesque style and after several reconstructions it has gained its current Baroque character. From the point of view of religious history it is important to ...
6000 Kecskemét, Arany János utca 1.
Let 'us go towards the main square again. About 100 meters away on your right in Arany János Street you can find the Lutheran Church built in the 19th century. Until the end of the 1980s Miklós Ybl’s masterpiece, decorated with Romanesque motives, was hidden by cheap stores; today it can be seen in its original beauty.Going on, we can glance at one of the ...
6000 Kecskemét, Szabadság tér 7.
Opposite the Calvinist Church is the New College erected in 1912. The palace was built in the style of Art Nouveau, decorated with Transylvanian motives. It is used as the Primary and Secondary Grammar School of the Calvinist College.
6000 Kecskemét, Kálvin tér
6000 Kecskemét, Széchenyi tér 9.
The last stop of our walk is the small church of the Greek merchant families that settled in Kecskemét. You can find a museum of icons in its yard. Next to it is the one-time Craftsmen’s Guild Hall built in the style of Art Nouveau.
6000 Kecskemét, Piaristák tere
The Piarists' Square is in front of the library. The Piarist order started its educational activity in the town at the beginning of the 18th century and they built a monastery and a church later too. The secondary grammar school that faces onto the square was built in Classicist style. Primary school level co-education began here a few years ago.
6000 Kecskemét, Kossuth tér 1.
The neighbouring building is the Town Hall built by the plans of Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos.The 150-year-old building of the City Hall was demolished in 1892. József Katona, the writer of our national drama worked there for 10 years. He collapsed and died at the entrance. The cracked stone monument set up at the scene of his heart attack in front of the ...
6000 Kecskemét, Kéttemplom köz
Going on along the ring road we arrive at Kéttemplomköz Street. On the left side of the street you can find the Zoltán Kodály Institute of Music Pedagogy in the building of a one-time Franciscan monastery. Here you can see an exhibition showing the life story of the famous composer and music educator, Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967). The institute was established ...


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