Kalocsa basilica cathedral church
The basilica hiding behind willows

Kalocsa is famous for its wonderful embroidery, and it is also best known for the Hungarian paprika. However, it has a lot more to offer then these. Magyarorszagom.hu writes about the details.

Kalocsa is a small Hungarian town with about 15,000 inhabitants. It lies next to the Danube in Bács-Kiskun county, on the Southeast part of the Great Hungarian Plain, about 140 kilometres from Budapest. It has a long historical background since it was founded at the time of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin. Today, it is one of the four Hungarian Roman Catholic Archdiocese. Additionally, Saint Stephen, the first king of Hungary, founded the archdiocese in 1001.

kalocsai Kalocsa embroidery hímzés minta

Folk Art Centre

This facility introduces everything in connection with Kalocsa: its unique embroidery, the particular buildings, and the inevitable paprikas. The paprika garlands hanging in front of the windows show that they are not only for eating but they also have cultural importance in Kalocsa. As a result, the embroidery and the paprika make a harmonic decoration in this house.

paprika
Photo: www.budapesttravelling.com

The Assumption Cathedral from the inside

The enormous organ stands in spectacular contrast with the low-key light-coloured walls. This mesmerising cathedral has a baroque style that visitors like to admire for a couple of minutes sitting on the benches in front of the beautiful sanctuary.

Kalocsa Nagyboldogasszony Főérsekség cathedral
Photo: Wiki Commons by Balla Béla

More to see

If you visit Kalocsa, we recommend you to take a look at other precious cities on your way as well.

Heading to Southwest, Szekszárd is on your way. After exploring this lovely city, you only need to drive about 60 kilometres to reach Pécs.

Furthermore, Szeged is the closest attraction that is well worth a visit, if you are heading to Southeast. It is the City of Sunshine in Hungary and lies next to the Tisza river.

Finally, in case you want to know more about breathtaking Hungarian cities with a lot of programmes, culture, entertainment and relaxing opportunities, follow our series Big Cities in Hungary. We have already written about Győr, Szeged, Debrecen, Veszprém, Sopron, Pápa, Szolnok, MiskolcKecskemét, Szekszárd, Tatabánya, Salgótarján, Kaposvár, Szombathely, Esztergom, Keszthely, Balatonfüred, Siófok, Székesfehérvár, and many other cities.

Featured image: www.facebook.com/KalocsaiSárközKincsei

Source: magyarorszagom.hu

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