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Wherever you go in Debrecen, either in the historic center or in the Forest Park area, you come across many interesting places.

In the following we will provide a little taste of the main attractions of Debrecen which one should definitely see when visiting the city. Many visitors hold that if you’ve seen one church, you’ve seen them all. Debrecen, as the seat of three bishops, can easily refute that claim. The Reformed College, often referred to as the school of the country, as well as its legal successor, the University of Debrecen in the Great Forest area, are sights not to be missed, just like the latest attractions of the Great Forest, the Fog Theater and the water tower.

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Agora Scientific Adventure Center Agora presents serious scientific knowledge and the little wonders of everyday life in a fun and easy-to-understand way. DEBRECEN ZOO AND AMUSEMENT PARK Located in the Great Forest, the oldest conservation area in Hungary, the Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park opened in 1958 as the country’s first zoo outside the capital. Now covering a combined area of 17 hectares, the institution has a threefold mission as it houses a zoo, a botanical collection, and an amusement park. Debrecen Reformed College Having functioned continuously as an educational institution since its establishment in 1538, the college is the cradle of Hungarian civilization. Déri Museum The Déri Museum is one of Hungary’s foremost establishments of its kind. In addition to its exhibits of local cultural interest, it has become renowned for the huge collection of items, brought together by Frigyes Déri, which represents various aspects of universal human civilization. Water Tower The newest attraction of Nagyerdei park is the Water Tower Adventure Center. Main Building of the University of Debrecen One of the nation’s five research universities, UD celebrated its centenary in 2012. Piac Street and Kossuth Square Debrecen’s Main Street - Piac Street - was the proud venue of the famous town fairs for 300 years starting in the 16th century.  Mist Theater In the immediate vicinity of Nagyerdei Arena, a one-of-a-kind attraction beckons from spring through fall.  Nagyerdei Stadium Nagyerdei Park is the home of Hungary’s most modern sports arenas. The brand new, state-of-the-art arena, Nagyerdei Stadium, was inaugurated in 2014. With a seating capacity of 20,000, it promises to become a fantastic venue of competitive team events and individual training sessions as well as concerts and other programs of cultural interest. Reformed Big Church Debrecen’s symbol is one of the nation’s largest Reformed churches, a building of major historic significance. St. Anne’s Cathedral Built in Baroque and Louis Seize style, the church was elevated to cathedral rank by Pope John Paul II in 1993. Aquaticum Spa Located in an area of scenic beauty in Big Forest, the spa complex offers an entire unit of medical facilities and a wide range of specialist consultations to guests who seek regeneration, healing, or relaxation. Your comfort and enjoyment will be guaranteed by the attractions of the Thermal Bath, the Indoor Mediterranean Pleasure Bath, “water-chute park,” wellness center (directly accessible from the hotel unit) as well as the “sauna world.” All this in an area of natural beauty set aside for public recreational use. Synagogues Debrecen Jewish Congregation is Hungary’s largest Israelite community outside the capital.

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