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  • Joe
    Budapest, Hungary3,300 contributions
    Beautiful and historical cathedral in the city centre. I used my civil servant discount which makes it even better.

    You can walk around and admire the interior, stained-glass windows, pews and alter. Or just have a quiet moment of contemplation and prayer.

    Further upstairs there is the historical church bell and original timber roof.   And at the rooftop you get magnificent sweeping views of downtown Debrecen.  You can see the trams coming and going, the European architecture and people going about their business. 

    From outside the cathedral is magnificent. Amazing photo opportunities from close or faraway and there is a small park you can sit in and admire the architecture.
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • Pannipannini
    Maryland1,255 contributions
    This is a fanatic park. The scenery is beautiful and one-of-a-kind if you access it the right way. First, do the Mátai Ménes tour (70-80 min), mataimenes.hu. It’s scenic and entertaining. Second, do the walk around the Hortobágy Halastó. You can take the train and walk back, walk there and buy ticket to go back OR for the really adventurous do the entire loop (one way to the end of the train line is 3 miles/5 km). The whole loop is 8 miles/12.8 km). You see more beauty and can become part of the land yourself. Menj ahova a madár se jár! Or you can also bike it (you need thick tires).
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Agata
    17 contributions
    Very nice place to visit with little kids in Debrecen. Big, colorful and interesting playground, it was a great fun for the kids but overprotective security guards make it a very unpleasant experience. They disturb the older kids/teenagers and parents playing with their little ones, claiming that the playground equipment can be used only by kids under 14 years old which is nonsense!
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Tripsntricks.ro
    Romania800 contributions
    This zoo is located near a stadium, you cand find a few parking spots in front of it, the machines used for parking fee (450HUF per hour) are working with coins. I was trying to use it and paying by card but I failed in finishing this. 2 hours should be enough if you do not have kids with you and also depends if the weather conditions. A tip for parking it will be the street behind the enterence gate from the zoo, near a hotel and a kurtos kiosk- free of charge.
    Different types of enterence fees. A common one is 2500 HUF.
    You can pay also by card, you will receive a map and you are ready to explore the wilderness in captivity :)
    You will find some animals, you can also buy food to feed them. There are some spots where you can rest.
    Toilets you can find inside, well marked.
    You can see a lot of birds, hippopotamuses, giraffes, lions, pinguins, kangaroos, emu, monkeys and so on.
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • Istvan J
    Debrecen, Hungary125 contributions
    The main building of the University of Debrecen was built bw 1927 – 1932. When inaugurated this was the third biggest building in Hungary after the Parliament and the Castle of Buda (both to be found in the capital). It is really monumental and still serves as the home of numerous University Departments and other establishments. Its central court, a multi-storey, glass-covered atrium is a unique sight and impresses the visitor being an internationally relevant architectural gem. It is home to the regular doctoral degree award ceremonies and other celebrations. It is worth just to take a stroll within the building, or around at the carefully manicured park. You are free to discover the many adjacent old or new buildings of one of Europe’s nicest university campus.
    Written February 1, 2020
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  • K-JA_Finland
    Turku, Finland72 contributions
    The collections start with archeologic findings of ancient funerals customs during the previous 4000 years. The collections extend to ancient Egypt with two mummies. Also a collection of Samurai armours. Also a fairly large collection of oil paintings from Hungary.

    The first part of the museum had good english language explanations of the displays but unfortunately the latter part was only in hungarian language. In spite of this I can warmly recommend visiting this museum.
    Written September 13, 2019
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  • Timothy M
    Eureka, MO221 contributions
    Went to see the horse show and was delighted with it. It consists of demonstrations by Hungarian "cowboys" and their very well trained horses. Individual horsemen showed off their and their horses talents. Some horse teams were also featured. Well worth seeing.
    Written October 9, 2019
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  • themanc37
    Manchester, UK28 contributions
    Visited with2 young kids.

    Really enjoyable few hours spent here using the interactive exhibits.

    Something for all ages.

    Definitely worth a visit.

    There were a few exhibits not working while we were there, hence why only 4 stars, but would certainly visit again

    Good instructions in English, although all the demonstrations except 1 were in Hungarian.

    Guess that's to be expected of course
    Written August 22, 2019
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  • almoni33
    Moscow, Russia92 contributions
    a decent sports facility and looks modern and new
    Convenient transport links to the city centre
    There's a lot of green around here.
    Written June 20, 2019
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,170 contributions
    This statue is located in Kossuth square, in front of the Great Church. It's a calm place in the heart of the city with lots of flowers, benches and a fountain. You can relax here and drink a coffee or eat an ice cream. Lajos Kossuth was one the greatest Hungarian Leader. They wanted to get independence. His famous chair is inside the Great Church.
    Written June 13, 2018
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  • svettben
    Lisbon, Portugal42 contributions
    Me and my girlfriend had a good time walking around and looking at all the old artifacts and though there was an english pamflett (take the time to read it!) to each exhibition almost all the signs where in hungarian. Great and friendly staff who worked there! Cost 900 Ft for an adult ticket and 500 Ft for my student girlfriend.
    Written October 20, 2018
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  • FlorianDebrecen
    Debrecen, Hungary21 contributions
    Always check what is on, the museum has no permanent exhibition only temporary thematic ones. But can be indeed interesting.
    Written March 17, 2015
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,170 contributions
    This Cathedral is located walking distance (5-8 min.) from the Main Street. This is the main catholic church in my home-town, Debrecen, which is one of the center of the Reformed world. It was built in Baroque style by 1746 and later it got two towers (by 1834). This church is open every day and free entrance. I took part a choir concert last Monday, it was very good. I recommend to visit it.
    Written December 11, 2019
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  • sophimik
    Debrecen, Hungary29 contributions
    As every bigger town, Debrecen has also it's flea market/ bazaar, called by locals just Zsibi (ʒibi). You can get there by bus 15,15Y or 30 or a 30min walk from the main square (Kossuth tér).
    You can find here all kind of stuff: from used bikes to vintage furniture, clothes, books etc. Walk around and get a sausage (Kolbász) or Lángos with some hot tea at one of the food stalls.
    The market opens everyday at 7:00 am, but go there on the weekend, so you can see the most.
    Written November 30, 2015
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  • Tzachi D
    Tel Aviv, Israel119 contributions
    Very live-like statue in the main town square of Debrecen. The way his hand is held in front - i just had to put my iPhone in his hand. The grey cover of my phone fitted well with the color of the statue.
    Written May 21, 2022
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