Best Things To Do in Gyor, Hungary

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PLACES TO SEE

  • Benedictine Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola: The first church of the Jesuits of Gyor, this structure dates back to the 17the century and was a replica of the Gesu church in Rome.
  • Gyor Old Town Area: A popular hangout in Gyor along the Danube River; observe the beautiful building, slurp some hot wine, savour the local street food and shop for Souvenirs!
  • Janos Xantus Museum: Located in the beautiful Apatur house (also known as Abott house) which displays Baroque architecture, the Janos Xantus museum is the largest public collection of Hungary and has exhibits of the city’s history related to medicine, arts, crafts and philately.
  • Ark of the Convent: One of the most beautiful relics of Gyor dating back to early 18th century; ark of the convent displays excellent Baroque architecture and is located in the Gutenberg Square.
  • Gyor Basilica: A stunning structure built in Neo-classical style, Gyor basilica dates back to the 11th century. Excellent facades, striking chapels, huge towers and the Memorial tomb of Bishop add to the allure of this religiously, historically and culturally significant site.
  • Bishops Castle and Episcopal Palace: Traces of roman construction dating back to 14th century, the chapel was built in late 15th century and is a rare example of multi-level castle chapels.
  • Carmelite Church: Dating back to 1725, the Italianate character facade, black Mary statue adorning the main altarpiece is worth observing when visiting the Carmelite church.
  • House of the iron butt- Imre Patko Collection: Housed in one of the most striking buildings of Gyor; the house of Iron Butt is the museum displaying the Imre Patko collection. The most precious pieces include the works of Lajos Kassak, Endre Balint, Victor Vasarely und Bela Kondor. Imre Patko acquired pieces from Chinese fine art, Tribal and applied arts of the Far East, Africa and Oceania of the 16-20th centuries.
  • Gyor Diocesan Treasury and Library and Lapidary: Reconstructed on the ruins of a 17th century building, the great hall was added in the 19th century. The oldest in the collection is the piece of wing of a 14th century ivory triptych. The library has some great old Hungarian books including codes and liturgical treasures.
  • Mary’s Column/Maria Column: A monument built to commemorate the recapture of Hungary from the Turks in 17th century, Mary’s column has four distinct baroque statues of Saint Stephen, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Leopold-the patron saint of Austria.

THINGS TO DO

  • Go canoeing on the Danube River.
  • Take a trip to the Pannonhalma abbey- A UNESCO world heritage site dating back to 1000 years.
  • Have fun and feed the animals at the Janos Xantos Zoo.
  • Splurge, splash and relax at the Raba Quelle thermal spa and wellness centre.
  • Catch a performance at the Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra.

Below we have a list of things to do in Gyor 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 Gyor 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 Gyor with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Gyor

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

  1. Pannonhalma Abbey

    4.7 (286 Votes)
    Pannonhalma Abbey

    Art And Culture, Castle, Historical Site, Palace

    Ideal for a day trip, this UNESCO world heritage site is located 20 kilometres away from Gyor and dates back to thousand years. Originally a fortress, this structure is the witness to the glorious history of Hungary and has a prominent place where important events took place. National movements, peace treaties, Turkish invasion, great fires and number of restorations make it an illustrated pict...Read more
  2. Raba Quelle Elmenyfurdo

    4.1 (272 Votes)
    Raba Quelle Elmenyfurdo

    Leisure, Spa

    Soak in the thermal bath, get yourself a relaxing herbal massage, enjoy the sauna and beat the stress; Raba Quelle thermal spa and wellness centre is a great place to pamper you on your trip to Gyor!
  3. Gyor Old Town Area

    Art And Culture, Cafe, Restaurant, Market

    A popular hangout in Gyor along the Danube River; observe the beautiful building, slurp some hot wine, savour the local street food and shop for Souvenirs!
  4. Carmelite Church

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Dating back to 1725, the Italianate character facade, black Mary statue adorning the main altarpiece is worth observing when visiting the Carmelite Church.
  5. Benedictine Church Of Saint Ignatius Of Loyola

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    The first church of the Jesuits of Gyor, this structure dates back to the 17the century and was a replica of the Gesu church in Rome. The complex also consisted of a monastery and a school. The two majestic towers date back to the 18th century. After the dissolution of the Jesuits, the ownership of the structure was given to the Benedictines. It still preserves its original function of early ba...Read more
  6. Janos Xantus Museum

    4.2 (220 Votes)
    Janos Xantus Museum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Located in the beautiful Apatur house (also known as Abott house) which displays Baroque architecture, the Janos Xantus museum is the largest public collection of Hungary and has exhibits of the city’s history related to medicine, arts, crafts and philately.
  7. Gyor Basilica

    4.7 (231 Votes)
    Gyor Basilica

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Museum

    A stunning structure built in Neo-classical style, Gyor basilica dates back to the 11th century. Excellent facades, striking chapels, huge towers and the Memorial Tomb of Bishop add to the allure of this religiously, historically and culturally significant site. The Basilica is also home to the museum which displays the liturgical treasure of Hungary.
  8. Bishop's Castle And Episcopal Palace

    Art And Culture, Church, Garden, Castle

    Traces of roman construction dating back to 14th century, the chapel was built in late 15th century and is a rare example of multi-level castle chapels. The structure underwent many fortifications during the time of Turkish invasion and several renovations took place when it was returned to Hungary in late 16th century. Attractions include: The four-story residential tower, the Baroque Bishop's...Read more
  9. Janos Xantus Zoo

    4.5 (206 Votes)
    Janos Xantus Zoo

    Wildlife Park, Zoo, Nature

    A cosy home to around 500 animals belonging to different species, Janos Xantus zoo has created spacious areas imitating the natural habitats of the wild. African mammals, poisonous snakes and dwarf crocodiles add a pinch of adventure to the visit. Suitable for family and kids!
  10. Ark Of The Covenant

    Art And Culture, Landmark, Historical Site, Statue

    One of the most beautiful relics of Gyor dating back to early 18th century; Ark of the Covenant displays excellent Baroque architecture and is located in the Gutenberg Square. The monument was erected by King Charles III for conciliation of the injury made on the Holy Sacrament.
  11. House Of The Iron Butt Imre Patko Collection

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Housed in one of the most striking buildings of Gyor; the house of Iron Butt is the museum displaying the Imre Patko Collection. The most precious pieces include the works of Lajos Kassak, Endre Balint, Victor Vasarely und Bela Kondor. Imre Patko acquired pieces from Chinese fine art, Tribal and applied arts of the Far East, Africa and Oceania of the 16-20th centuries.
  12. Gyor Diocesan Treasury, Library And Lapidary

    Art And Culture, Library, Museum, Educational Site

    Reconstructed on the ruins of a 17th century building, the great hall was added in the 19th century. The oldest in the collection is the piece of wing of a 14th century ivory triptych. The library has some great old Hungarian books including codes and liturgical treasures.
  13. Mary's Column

    Landmark, Monument, Statue

    A monument built to commemorate the recapture of Hungary from the Turks in 17th century, Mary’s column has four distinct baroque statues of Saint Stephen, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Leopold- the patron saint of Austria. With the blessed virgin- Hungary’s guardian lady standing on a high column with spikes and angel-heads, with the Hungarian crown on her...Read more
  14. National Theatre Of Gyor

    4.6 (14 Votes)
    National Theatre Of Gyor

    Performance, Theatre

    The National Theatre of Gyor with the capacity of 678, is among the premier performing arts theatres in the country. Built during 1973-78, this theatre had a contemporary-modernist style which was renovated in 2009, making it the sixth most popular theatres of Germany in the process. The National Theatre of Gyor comprises of two performing spaces and three arts departments. While the theatre s...Read more
  15. Karmelita Templom

    4.6 (79 Votes)
    Karmelita Templom

    Church, Religious Site

    One of the most significant churches in Hungary, the Carmelite Church in Gyor is a masterpiece of baroque architecture. The intricate patterns, the overlapping structures, the low dome and the symbolic ornaments fascinate every person who takes a tour of this church. The most striking feature of this monument is the magnificent baroque tower outside the church. Visitors are sure to be wowed by...Read more