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Bács-Kiskun County

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Bács-Kiskun county is in Southern Great Plain.

Regions[edit]

Map of Bács-Kiskun County

Cities[edit]

  • Bácsalmás
  • 1 Bugac. A small village near the Kiskunság National Park; also the site of the Kurultaj, an annual celebration of the Hungarians' nomadic roots Bugac (Q384362) on Wikidata Bugac on Wikipedia
  • 2 Kecskemét. A town famous for its vibrant music scene, plum brandy, and Art Nouveau architecture. Kecskemét (Q171357) on Wikidata Kecskemét on Wikipedia
  • 3 Kiskunhalas. Known for Halas Lace and its thermal bath Kiskunhalas (Q329775) on Wikidata Kiskunhalas on Wikipedia
  • 4 Soltvadkert. Soltvadkert (Q854987) on Wikidata Soltvadkert on Wikipedia — Town surrounded by Kiskunság National Park.

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Baja, City Hall

The county's major tourist attraction is the endless lowlands, the undisturbed nature and the monuments of cities. Recently, the tourists have turned their attention to the farms, where the legendary wilderness romance and the proximity to nature could be enjoyed.

  • 1 Baja (German: Frankenstadt?) (From Szeged W90 km). Main sights: Danube-Sugovica, Town hall, Franciscan Church and Monastery, St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Baja synagogue, Calvary Chapel, St. Roch Chapel Meszaros tomb, St. John's Chapel, Andrew Jelky statue, Stephen Türr Museum, Istvan Nagy Gallery, Türr Stephen's memorial, IV. Charles memorial. Main events: Baja Fish Cooking Festival (jul.12th). Further afield: Gemenc [dead link], Europe's largest contiguous floodplain forest
  • 2 [dead link] Dunapataj (Dunapataj – Szelidi-tó) (N 10 km from Kalocsa). - Szelidi lake is a holiday resort and nature reserve with unique wildlife is 4 km away from Dunapataj. Events: the Szelidi Summer Festival (Jul and Aug)- the Pataji Autumn (Sep).
  • 3 Kalocsa (Croatian Kaloč, Kalac, Serbian Kaloč or Калоча, German Kollotschau). Main sights: Cathedral of Kalocsa, Archbishop's Palace, Pepper Museum, Schöffer Museum, Folk House, Archbishop Botanical Garden, Theater, Forty-Eights Square, King Stephen (Main) road, Lajos Kossuth Road (the continuation of St Stephen Street), Trinity Square (Main Square). Events: Picnic Fest (Majális), Dragon Boat Cup (Sárkányhajó Kupa), Midsummer Night fun (Szent Iván-éji mulatság), St. Stephen's Days (Szent István Napok), Danube Folk Festival (Duna Menti Folklórfesztivál), Blue Bird Festival (Kék Madár Fesztivál), Kalocsa's Paprika Festival (Kalocsai Paprikafesztivál)
  • 4 Kecskemét (Kecskemét) (Easy daytrip from Budapest or Szeged by train or by bus). Main sights: Town hall, Cifra Palace, Science and Technology Hall (former synagogue), Katona József Theatre.
  • 5 Kiskunfélegyháza (S 30km of Kecskemét). Main sights: Town hall, Visitation of Our Lady Church, Kiskun Museum, Calvary, Windmill, Ligetös (main) street - Europe's longest row of plane trees, Mora Ferenc (writer) birthplace memorial museum, Petofi Sandor Memorial Room (Tibor Dulity permanent exhibition of the artist), Spa Hotel listed building (ruined).
  • 6 Kiskunhalas (S 148 km of Budapest; S-SW 63 km of Kecskemét; NE 56 km of Baja; W-NW 55 km of Szeged). Main sights: Sáfrik windmill, Town Hall Buildings, Country House, John Thorma Museum, Halas Lace House, Lamenting Kurucz statue, fish Gallery, Country Flag Memorial, Hero's statue, Gentlemen's Casino, Reformed Church, Roman Catholic Church in Lower City, Old Protestant Cemetery - National Graveyard
Hajós - Wine cellars
  • 7 Hajós (Croatian: Ajoš, German: Hajosch) (SE 20 km of Kalocsa, NE 30 km of Baja). cellar village (Pince falu). There are over 1,200 press houses, Hajós Palace (Hajós Kastély) Event: Urban day wine festival (Orbán Napi Borünnep, end of May)
  • 8 Fajsz (Croatian: Fajsin) (Kalocsa 17 km, Baja 32 km). - Neo-Romanesque Church of (St. Stephen Szent István-templom) 1910
  • 9 Kunfehértó (Croatian Fertov, Vertov) (SW 10 km of Kiskunhalas). Holdrutás forest (Holdrutás erdő) Nature reserve
  • 10 Kiskunmajsa. Spa and Waterpark, 1956 Museum of Roman Catholic Church
  • 11 Kiskőrös (Slovakian: Malý Kereš, Croatian: Kireš, Kereša) (N 15 km of Kiskunhalas). Sandor Petofi memorial museum and birthplace
  • 12 Miske (SE 10 km of Kalocsa). Roman Catholic Church (1738), Menyhért Toth's House
  • 13 Sükösd (Baja 12 km). St. Anne's Chapel ( Szent Anna-kápolna)
  • 14 Tompa (28 km of Kiskunhalas). St. Anne's Church built in 1893-1905, Redl Palace
  • 15 Lake Vadkert, Soltvadkert (Vadkerti-tó also called "Stinky Lake" (Büdös-tó)) (N 20 km of Kiskunhalas). One of the most popular tourist destinations in Hungary since it had similar features to Lake Balaton, but cheaper prices and no overcrowding. Cclean water and great beaches. It contains 70 ha of water. One side of the lake is used for fishing, the other is for swimming. There are bungalows all around the lake and a dozen restaurants. There are a couple of camping places mostly used by young people.

Do[edit]

  • 1 Bugac nature trail (bugaci tanösvény) (W 12 km of Kiskunfélegyháza). Bugac puszta is the largest of seven disjoint units making up the Kiskunság National Park.

Spas:

Jona Thermal Spa, Kiskunmajsa
  • 2 Jona Thermal Spa (Jona Thermál Gyógyfürdő), Kiskunmajsa, Kőkút utca 26 (N 3 km of Kiskunmajsa).
  • Kiskunfélegyháza City Spa and Swimming Pool (Kiskunfélegyháza Városi Strand és Uszoda), Kiskunfélegyháza.
  • Csajda Swimming Pool and Spa (Csajda Uszoda és Gyógyfürdő), Kalocsa.
  • Kiskőrös Spas and Open Air Bath (Kiskőrös város Gyógy- és Strandfürdő-), Kiskőrös.

Events:

  • Bajai Halászléfőző Népünnepély (Fisherman's Soup Boiling Festival) in Baja.

Eat[edit]

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Buy[edit]

  • Kalocsa's spice paprika (kalocsai fűszerpaprika)
  • Kalocsa's embroidery (kalocsai hímzés)
  • Kiskunhalas lace (kiskunhalasi csipke )
  • Kecskemét's 'whistling' apricot brandy (kecskeméti fütyülős barackpálinka)

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