„Kecskemét in the Great Hungarian Plain is a famous town”, as Sándor Petőfi, a famous Hungarian poet referred to the city that had been an important settlement of the region at that time as well. Its residents succeeded in finding the perfect balance between values of the past, developments of the future, the protection of nature, and a booming economic change.
Whether your desire is to relax in a natural environment, know more about culture, taste a flight of new wines, indulge in the local gastro scene, look at vernacular architecture and art nouveau, immerse yourself in the city’s past while strolling through the main square and its surroundings, or browse vibrant market stores, you are sure to find what you are looking for in Kecskemét.
Visiting the Kiskunság National Park, the Kecskemét Arboretum, or the Kecskemét Wildlife Park could be an all-day activity in itself, as all sites offer a lot to see.
The cultivation of grapes and fruits has a history of several hundred years in the city. Local wine houses and wine cellars are keen to offer tasters, but if you like to pair your wine with a delicious dinner, loop up a restaurants instead, and book in for a wine tasting.
For culture enthusiasts, we recommend researching the programmes of museums, permanent and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art workshops, the József Katona Theatre of Kecskemét, the Ciróka Puppet Theatre, and the cinemas of the city.
The internationally renowned educational activity and music program of the Kodály Institute and the tradition of the Kecskemétfilm deserve the reputation of the city around the world.
For more information, visit the www.kecskemet.hu website.