Top Historical Places in Debrecen

Are you looking to explore the history of Debrecen through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Debrecen including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Debrecen. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Debrecen ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Debrecen, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Debrecen for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Debrecen with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Financial 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!