Best Things To Do in Debrecen, Hungary

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PLACES TO SEE

  • Hortobagy National Park: A UNESCO world heritage site that dates back to ten thousand years. Great flora, fauna and natural rock formations.
  • Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park: A fascinating zoo and an amusement park with non-stop entertainment, drop in for great fun!
  • MODEM Centre of Modern and Contemporary Art: The biggest art gallery of the region and is dedicated to modern and contemporary fine art pieces.
  • The Great Reformed Church: The great church dating back to the 12th century and has a seating capacity of 1800 is rightly considered as a local landmark.
  • St. Anna’s Cathedral: Built between 1721 and 1746, this cathedral id dedicated Catholic Saint Anne. Beautiful altars, the statue of St. Stephen, admirable frescos and stucco ornaments adorn this church.
  • Reformed College: The oldest educational institution in Hungary; the reformed college dates back to 1538. It has an immense educational, historical and political importance in Hungary.
  • Deri Museum: Considered as one of the most prominent history collections in Hungary, the Deri Museum is located in a neo-baroque building and has separate sections dedicated to Ethnography, Archaeology, Art and Sciences.
  • Reformed Small Church: Originally built in 1600, the church was rebuilt in 1727 and went under several restorations.

THINGS TO DO

  • Catch a classical music performance or opera at the Csokonai Theatre.
  • Splash and relax in the Aquaticum Termal Mediterranean Spa and Water Park.
  • Shop at the Debrecen Plaza of Forum Shopping Mall.
  • Go for a picnic in the Nagyerdo-The City Park.
  • Visit the Erdospuszta territories and Hortobagy area located in close proximity of Debrecen.

Below we have a list of things to do in Debrecen and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Debrecen getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Debrecen with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Debrecen

Here is the list of things to do in Debrecen and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Hortobagy National Park

    4.7 (1573 Votes)
    Hortobagy National Park

    National Park, Wildlife Park, Wildlife Safari, Adventure

    Ideal for a day trip from Debrecen, this is one of the largest national parks in Eastern Hungary. Spread over 800 square kilometres, it is a UNESCO world heritage site and is largest protected area in Hungary. The alkaline steppe formation in the area seconds the area to be around ten thousand years old. Excellent natural bounty, stunning rock formations, diverse flora and fauna including rare ...Read more
  2. Big Forest Aquarium, Mediterranean Spa, Water Park

    Amusement Park, Water Park, Aquarium, Entertainment

    Also known as Aquaticum Debrecen Termal es wellness, drop in for a relaxing sauna, a therapeutic massage or splash in the water park!
  3. Debrecen Zoo And Amusement Park

    Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Wildlife Safari

    Debrecen Zoo and Amusement is located on a Natural Reserve Forest culture park. The garden presents over 1300 specimens of 160 animal species. A fascinating zoo and an amusement park with non-stop entertainment, drop in for great fun! Today this Zoo has produced an experiential learning of the demonstration sites and as much as possible resemblance to the original habitat of the animals, satisf...Read more
  4. The Great Reformed Church

    4.7 (757 Votes)
    The Great Reformed Church

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Landmark

    The original structure dates back to 12th century and is one of the most significant church buildings of Hungary. The Saint Andrew Church was later constructed in 15th century. Though a large complex, it was destroyed in 16th century by fire. The church was thus renovated repeatedly. The great church has a seating capacity of 1800 is rightly considered as a local landmark. Attractions within th...Read more
  5. MODEM Centre Of Modern And Contemporary Art

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Located in the historical downtown of Debrecen, this is the biggest art gallery of the region and is dedicated to modern and contemporary fine art pieces. There are also some temporary exhibitions from time to time!
  6. St Anne's Cathedral

    4.7 (728 Votes)
    St Anne's Cathedral

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Built between 1721 and 1746, this cathedral id dedicated Catholic Saint Anne. Beautiful altars, the statue of St. Stephen, Admirable frescos and stucco ornaments adorn this church.
  7. Reformed College

    Educational Site, Historical Site, Architecture , University

    The oldest educational institution in Hungary, the reformed college dates back to 1538 and has immense educational, historical and political importance in Hungary. It is the historic site where the government of Hungarian revolution assembled in 1848-49 and the prayer hall of the college was also the birthplace of democratic Hungary. The college library, the prayer hall, the Oratorium and the E...Read more
  8. Deri Museum

    4.7 (212 Votes)
    Deri Museum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Considered as one of the most prominent history collections in Hungary, the Deri museum is located in a neo-baroque building and has separate sections dedicated to ethnography, archaeology, art and sciences. The permanent exhibitions include: The history of Debrecen from the 13th century until the Reform Era, The art of Mihaly Munkacsy, the Deri-collections, Birds of Our Region and World of Min...Read more
  9. Reformed Small Church

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Tower

    Originally built in 1600, the church was rebuilt in 1727. With an unusual onion-shaped dome, the structure was distinct in Debrecen’s skyline. It was although destroyed in the wind-storm. It was repaired and was again destroyed with a bigger wind-storm later. The architects then refurbished the church tower into a bastion like form which gives the church its name of truncated church.
  10. Csokonai Theatre

    4.6 (245 Votes)
    Csokonai Theatre

    Art And Culture, Entertainment, Performance, Theatre

    Explicitly decorated interiors, three tier gilts, ornamental ceiling with outstanding Frescos and chandeliers Csokonai theatre is in itself a beautiful structure to admire! A 19th century theatre, there are regular musical performances and classic operas.
  11. Calico Jack Pub

    4.6 (313 Votes)
    Calico Jack Pub

    Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Is having a good drink and having delicious food on our agenda? Welcome to Calico Jack Pub. Excellent food with superb service is what you will get at the restaurant. Pina Colada and mojito is what you should start with. They have good Pilser Urquell beers. The outdoor and indoor seating arrangements are done very nicely. You should try salmon and risotto, lamb’s leg and medium rare steak...Read more
  12. Kossuth Square

    Square

    The main square of the city, it was handed over to public on 7th July 2001. A community space and a pedestrian zone, the square is the venue for many important events like Turkey days, Civis promenade, flower carnival and Bela Bartok Choir. Named after Lajos Kossuth, this is a landmark of Debrecen.
  13. Flower Clock
    The very first sundial and flower-clock of Debrecen, constructed in the memory of Calvin, on 500th anniversary of his birthday. It was unveiled on 10th of July- 40 days before the 40th Debrecen Flower Carnival. The axel is carved in limestone and the clock-hands have metal arches referring to astral orbits. The end of the hand is decorated with wings of phoenix- a local symbol. The site of the ...Read more
  14. Financial Palace

    Palace

    Dating back to 1912, the plot originally occupied the house of György Komáromi Csipkés- the judge of the city. The house hosted the preparatory negotiations of the historic Treaty of Szatmar in 1711. This event is commemorated in a black marble in the entry hall of the building.   A site for many other iconic events in the past, the palace is worth observing!
  15. Kfc Debrecen Forum

    4.2 (59 Votes)