Are you looking for what to do in Gyor?
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.