While Kecskemet may have the most beautifully preserved Art Nouveau center in the country, Szeged, Hungary, has a collection of some of the grandest architecture outside of Budapest. It boasts Roman ruins, Turkish thermal spas, and baths, as well as the largest university in the country. There’s good theater, nightlife, and excellent dining at a variety of restaurants. The city is located to the south of Kecskemet and also on the Great Hungarian Plain known as the Puts. It’s the most cosmopolitan Hungarian city on the southern plains. All this provides many things to do in Szeged and the surrounding countryside, and the growing Szeged travel and tourism industry continue to bring more vitality to the city.
As befits such a cosmopolitan university city, Szeged’s dining opportunities are many and varied. Don’t forget to order some Hungarian wine to complement your meal. Look for Szeged tours that take advantage of the country’s thriving wine-producing industry. Proximity to the river means that fish is a city specialty; you will find good restaurants and cafés serving signature fish soup and fresh perch and carp all over town. The best are down by the river. Spend some time in the university area, and you’ll find other great dining venues, all tested by students looking out for both their taste buds and wallets.