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Tourists’ favourite places in Hungary, part 2 – Outside Budapest
Tourists’ favourite places in Budapest have already been revealed based on a list composed on www.magyarorszagkul.nlcafe.hu with the help of TripAdvisor reviews. The following list, built from the same source, contains the most popular Hungarian sights among tourists that are located outside of the country’s capital. These are tourists’ favourite places to visit outside of Budapest according to TripAdvisor reviews.
It is the Sóstó Zoo that was the most popular Hungarian zoo among tourists. It is located 5 km away from the city of Nyíregyháza, near lake Sóstó.
Fun fact: a really cute lemur baby was born in this zoo just a couple of months ago, in July. There is only one thing cuter than animals: baby animals.
Sóstó forest is a beloved destination of both tourists and Hungarians, as well.
Zoo Veszprém was the third most popular zoo in Hungary right after the Budapest Zoo. The zoo is situated 15 km from lake Balaton in the city of Veszprém, therefore many people decide to visit the zoo in the summer while being on holiday at the lake. Both Zoo Veszprém and Sóstó Zoo are must-visit places for animal lovers. You can see life-sized copies of Dinosaurs on the Gulya Hill in Veszrpém Zoo.
The 90-year-old Botanical Garden of the University of Szeged (SZTE) was the second, while the 180-year-old National Botanical Garden in Vácrátót was the third most popular garden on TripAdvisor according to tourists’ reviews. Both gardens offer a huge collection of beautiful plants for the lovers of nature.
TripAdvisor users favoured Lillafüred, a place situated in the middle part of the Northern Hungarian Mountains. Lillafüred is beloved by Hungarians too, for its beautiful surroundings and famous spa.
Interestingly, foreigners loved Lillafüred not necessarily because of the spa but for its picturesque walking trails: its like being in a fairy-tale. Lillafüred is indeed the ideal place for hiking trips.
Another popular place for a day of walking around was the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter in Pécs. Zsolnay porcelains are famous not only in Hungary but across Europe. The old factory building was renovated and a modern cultural district was built around it in 2011.
Anybody can find something interesting to see at the cultural quarter. There are galleries, museums, a puppet theatre, a planetarium and all other sorts of places to visit.
The city of Pécs is one of the most beautiful cities in Hungary that won the European Capital of Culture title in 2010.
Festetics Palace received great reviews on TripAdvisor. The palace is one of Keszthely’s most important monuments and tourist attractions. Festetics Palace was the third most popular Hungarian castle on TripAdvisor after the Buda Castle and the Vajdahunyad Castle.
The Esztergom Basilica (full name: The Primatial Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed Into Heaven and St Adalbert) was the third most popular religious place after St. Stephen’s Basilica and Matthias Church.
These were the tourists’ 8 favourite places to visit in Hungary outside of the country’s capital, Budapest.
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