Szeged Tourism

The third biggest city in Hungary has about 170,000 people. It’s a peaceful university town. The main tourist attractions are the historical buildings, the University of Szeged, the zoo, and the waterpark. Sightseeing wise, Szeged is full of the cutest little streets, quirky restaurants, and some unexpectedly elegant architecture.

Historically, the area has been inhabited since ancient times, and it is suspected that Attila the Hun may have had a seat of power here. It prospered greatly between the 14th and 18th centuries, during the latter half of which it became an Ottoman centre. The town has a gruesome history of with trials. Most of the city today is nothing from those times though; a great flood in the 1879 destroyed more than 90% of the buildings here.

Szeged is internationally famous for its open air theatre, which is held every summer, and is almost a century old now.

Essential travel information and Szeged tips for your visit

  • The tourist information pavilion is located at the Szechenyi Square – you don’t need any other Szeged tourist guide.
  • Know the pollution level of Szeged before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Szeged for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Szeged.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.31 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.31 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 51.56 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.44 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.31 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.94 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Szeged is 150.95 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.03 (High)
    • Climate Index 80.97 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 44.04 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.6 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.61 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.27 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.46 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 45.79 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Szeged

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.7 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.3 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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