10 Best Things To Do In Kecskemet, Hungary

Things to do in Kecskemet

The name of the city stems from the Hungarian word kecske, meaning “goat”. The city Kecskemet, Hungary is a city in the central part of Hungary and it is the 8th largest city in the country. It lies halfway between the capital Budapest and the country’s third-largest city, Szeged and almost equal distance from the two big rivers of the country, the Danube and the Tisa. The characteristic weather in the Kecskemét region of Kiskunság is continental warm, dry, sometimes extreme. The closest airport to Kecskemét is Budapest Ferihegy International Airport which is at a distance of 67.7 kilometers (42.0 miles). Read on to know more about the possible things one can do on a vacation to Kecskemet, Hungary.

1. Varga Tanya Horse Show

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The Varga Tanya Horse Show is a traditional Hungarian horse show where the beautiful horses perform various tricks at the commands of their masters. The horse show is a spectacular view with a high degree of horsemanship where the rider stands on the back of two horses, while reining another 8 in front of him. One can see ponies, Hungarian horses, oxen and even a guy riding horses lying on their back.

Varga Tanya Horse Show

Address: Kerekegyháza, Kunpuszta tanya 150, 6041 Hungary

Website: Varga Tanya Horse Show

2. Kecskemet Town Hall

Town Hall, Kecskemét - Hungary
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The Kecskemet Town Hall is the house of the main administration of the city of Kecskemet, Hungary which was built in 1893. The building was designed by Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos and the decoration of the building, which consists of Zsolnay tile patterns, is inspired by old Magyar and Turkic folk art. The town hall itself is more of a mixture between renaissance and baroque styles, for which it has been criticized by National Romanticists like Károly Kós.

Kecskemet Town Hall

Address: Kossuth ter 1, Kecskemet 6000, Hungary

Website: Kecskemet Town Hall

3. Kossuth Square

Biarritz house by Imre Verő (1936), Kossuth Square, 2017 Lipótváros
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The Kossuth Square is located in the Lipótváros neighbourhood of Budapest, Hungary, on the bank of the Danube. A memorial to the victims of the 25 October 1956 massacre at Kossuth Tér was created in the southern ventilation tunnel as part of the 2012-2014 reconstruction of the square. Its most notable landmark is the Hungarian Parliament Building.

Kossuth Square

Address: Kossuth Lajos tér, Budapest, 1055 Hungary

Website: Kossuth Square

4. Kiskunsagi Nemzeti Park

Kiskunság National Park
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Kiskunsagi National Park is a national park located in Danube–Tisza Interfluve mainly in Bács-Kiskun County, Hungary. It was created in 1975 and declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The park stretches across the Little Cumania region of the Great Hungarian Plain. It is not a single territory but comprises seven disjointed units, scattered throughout the area and hosts the old pastoral life and cattle breeding customs.

Kiskunsagi Nemzeti Park

Address: Liszt F. utca 19, Kecskemet 6001, Hungary

Website: Kiskunsagi Nemzeti Park

5. Bozso Gyujtemeny

Bozso Gyujtemeny
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This museum has very well presented art pieces and is a paradise for the art lovers. The collection is divided into two parts: paintings and the folk art related and temporary exhibitions are put up as well. Some of the art pieces in the museum speaks about the lives of peasants in the country. It is definitely wort a visit.

Bozso Gyujtemeny

Address: Kecskemét, Klapka u. 34, 6000 Hungary

Website: Bozso Gyujtemeny

6. Cifrapalota

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The Cifrapalota is an Art Nouveau building in Kecskemet, a former apartment building, currently serving as a gallery and museum. The main features of the building are the decoration of the facade, falsík colored majolica, with the folk motifs, dominated by the high-rise roofing of the two-story façade, and the ornate roof. Cifrapalota has been in the Kecskemet Gallery since 1983 with three important collections kept by the museum.


Address: Kecskemét, Rákóczi út 1, 6000 Hungary

Website: Cifrapalota

7. Zwack Kecskemeti Palinka Manufaktura

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The Zwack Kecskemeti Palinka Manufaktura is a great place to experience the traditional Hungarian beverage, Pálinka. The whole process of production of the drink is also illustrated to the visitors. The place is definitely worth a visit and should make the list of the things to do during a vacation to Kecskemet, Hungary.

Zwack Kecskemeti Palinka Manufaktura

Address: Kecskemét, Matkói út 2., 6000 Hungary

Website: Zwack Kecskemeti Palinka Manufaktura

8. Bowling Center & Restaurant Kecskemet

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The Bowling Center & Restaurant Kecskemet is a great place for entertainment for a group of friends, for a business event, family event, etc. The modern computer display, the automatic system, and other advanced equipment is also conducive to carefree fun. The food is exceptionally great. It is an ultimate spot for spending your leisure time.

Bowling Center & Restaurant Kecskemet

Address: Kecskemét, Rávágy tér 3, 6000 Hungary

Website: Bowling Center & Restaurant Kecskemet

9. Museum of Hungarian Naive Artists

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The Museum of Hungarian Naive Artists opened in 1976 in Kecskemet. The museum collects works of classical and contemporary Hungarian naive painters and sculptors, with exhibitions aiming at the popularization and promotion of naive artists. The institution is located in a friendly green area in the center of Kecskemet. It is the city’s most interesting museum and one of the few of its kind in Europe - the Museum of Hungarian Naive Artists contains works with lots of folksy themes.

Museum of Hungarian Naive Artists

Address: Gáspár András utca 11, Kecskemét, Hungary

Website: Museum of Hungarian Naive Artists

10. Ornamental Palace

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The masterful art nouveau Ornamental Palace, which dates from 1902, has multicolored majolica tiles decorating its ‘waving’ walls. The palace contains the Cifrapalota Art Gallery, with a large and important collection of 19th and 20th-century Hungarian art. You should visit mainly to view the aptly named Decorative Hall and its amazing stucco peacock, bizarre Secessionist windows and more colorful tiles.

Ornamental Palace

Address: Rákóczi út 1 Kecskemét, Hungary

An ultimate tourist destination - Kecskemet, Hungary

Kecskemet, Hungary
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The city Kecskemet is definitely the place for you if you are looking for a fun vacation. The city has it all: museums, historic buildings, nature, drinking spots and what not. So what are you waiting for, book your tickets and rush to the beautiful city of Kecskemet, Hungary.

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