The most important cities in Hungary

Hungary It is a country quite unknown to the Spanish, and yet every year it receives a large number of tourists attracted by its monuments and nature. Its best known destination is Budapest, the capital, but the truth is that there are many reasons why it is worth traveling to this European country: a fascinating history reflected in its streets, exquisite food, delicious cafes, natural corners spectacular, birds, spas ...

Today we are going to Hungary to get to know some of its cities more important. As always, we are going to base ourselves on the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?


As it could not be otherwise, we will start by talking about Budapest, the capital and the most populous city in the country, as well as being its main industrial, commercial and transportation center. It is important to note that Budapest became a single city when unified Buda and Óbuda with Pest. Find out more about the Hungarian capital in our article “Things to do in Budapest”.


The second most populous city in Hungary is Debrecen, which is located in the extreme east of the country. Surprise your square central, which is flanked by its large church and a historic hotel. On the other hand, we want to comment that during the summer it hosts numerous street festivals. It also houses a wide variety of museums and thermal baths.


Another important city in Hungary is Miskolc, the largest in the north-eastern part. It is located in the vicinity of the Slovak border, near the Bükk Mountains. The city is trying to become a cultural city, rather than merely a city industrial. For this reason, it organizes different cultural events, such as the International Opera Festival, which is held every summer.


The fourth most populous city in Hungary is Szeged, which is also the largest in the southeast of the country. One of its main attractions They are the Szeged Open Air Games, which took place for the first time in 1931. It is important to note that it is known as the “city of the sun”.


We must also talk about Pécs, which is located in the Mecsek mountains. The city is known for hosting the country's best examples of Ottoman art. Among the tourist attractions include the Archaeological Museum, the Cathedral and the Gazi Kasim Pasha Mosque.


Another important city in Hungary is Györ, which is located on one of the most important roads in Central Europe, halfway between Vienna and Budapest. Today it is one of the centers cultural and most important administrative in the country, as well as being a popular tourist destination and a university city.


In the northeast of Hungary we find Nyíregyháza. Highlights its Zoo, which exhibits more than 300 species of animals, and which is recognized throughout Europe. In addition, you should know that the city hosts several museums and exhibitions that show its rich cultural heritage.


We must also talk about Kecskemét, which is located in the central part of the country, halfway between Budapest and Szeged. It is a popular destination for Germans and Dutch. Also, you should know that it attracts many visitors on Pilot's Day.


About 65 kilometers southwest of Budapest lies Székesfehérvár, a city in which many monarchs medieval Hungarian. In addition, it was the traditional coronation site.


Finally, we must speak of Szombathely, which is located along the border with Austria. It is considered the most ancient from Hungary.

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