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Anna Fürdő
 

6720- Szeged
Tisza Lajos krt. 24.

 


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You may spend some nice days in “the town of sunshine” if you decide to visit Szeged. There are plenty of interesting sights and programs to see and do in the town and also five different baths to choose from. Thus it is a great place to refresh your self while traveling around the country.

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The great neo-Renaissance building of this spa was built at the end of the 19C. Since that time it was an important healing center of the town. The water contains alkali-hydrogen-carbonic, thus it is recommended for those who suffer from rheums or some join problems. Nowadays there is a wellness and a therapeutic part in the spa where different kinds of treatments are available.


The other baths of Szeged are situated by the other side of River Tisza in the so known New Szeged part of the town

History

Archeologists found here finds from the times before the Ice Ages. After, it seems like this land was inhabited by different kinds of folks.


During the Roman Ages there was a fort here. According to the descriptions of Ptolemaios, the name of Szeged was Partiszkon at this time.


After the Hungarian conquest, this land became the property of the king. The town had got some privileges, and due to these it became a town very quickly. In the 12C it was an important centre for salt distribution. After the Tatars invaded Hungary in the 13C the town got further privileges and some reconstructions and strengthens were made. In the 16C it became a royal free borough. When the Turks invaded Hungary, Szeged became a part f the Ottoman Empire. After the Turkish times the town had started to develop, and soon it became an important cultural, trade and industrial center of this land. The turning point of reconstructions was in 1879, when the River Tisza had flooded the town, and left over 6000 homes in ruins. The town had to bee almost rebuilt. This was the time when the great buildings of Eclectic style were built all around the town.


In the 20C after Trianon Szeged became borderland and take over some roles of Temesvár, like the university moved to Szeged from there. Nowadays Szeged is one of the largest towns of Hungary, and plays a very important role in the country’s cultural and economical life.

Place of interest


It is worth to take a walk around the town after refreshing your self in one of the spas, because there are lots of interesting things to see and do around. The town has a lively cultural life so - before traveling - try to get to know about festivals or other kinds of performances during your stay here.


Anna Baths stands on the great boulevard of Lajos Tisza, where you can see some nice buildings all around in Eclectic style, which were built after the flood. If you turn left on the first corner from the spa, on Vörösmarty utca, you’ll reach Széchenyi tér, one of the most attractive public squares in Hungary. With its trees, fountains and harmonious surrounding buildings is a great place to take a peaceful walk. Nearby is the neo-Baroque Town Hall designed by Ödön Lechner.


More sacred but also attractive square is the Dóm tér with its great Cathedral which lies to South from here, near the river. There is an arcade around the square, where you can see the National Pantheon, a series of statues and reliefs, all about leading personalities of Hungarian history. There are different kinds of performances here during the summer.


It is worth to get lost in the inner city without real destinations, so you will see great buildings and statues on almost every corner, like the so known Reök Building, one of the most notable pieces of Art Nouveau in Hungary, the central building of the Attila József University on Dugonics tér, The Heroe’s Gate, etc.


If you are interested in exhibitions, visit the great museum of Móra Ferenc, where you can see exhibits about history, nature, folk, and arts. If you would like to know more about folk culture of this land, in the so known Black House near the University, you can see some great displays about the social history of Csongrád district and wood-cut works of György Budai who spent some years in Szeged and later lived in London. It is also worth it to take a short tour to Tápé, only 3km far from Szeged, where you can see a private Folk Art Collection.


There are some interesting gastronomical exhibitions to see, if you visit the Pick Salami and Paprika Museum. If you would like to know more about the theatrical life of Szeged, you should go to Mihály Varga Theatrical History Museum.


It is also worth to explore the countryside around Szeged, if you have the time and possibility. You can visit the small villages with their special atmosphere and laid back life near the River Tisza, or the surrounding towns of Makó and Hódmez?vásárhely, where you can visit further bathing facilities or Ópusztaszer, where you can see Árpád Feszty’s massive circular painting, “The Arrival of the Magyars” and the National Historical Memorial Park.

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