Top 10 Things to do in Veszprem, Hungary

October 26, 2017 Alida England

Discover the best top things to do in Veszprem, Hungary including Veszprem Zoo, Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy), St. Michael's Cathedral, Fire Tower (Tuztorony), Bishop's Palace (Puspok Palota), Heroes' Gate, Laczko Dezso Museum, Gizella Chapel, Kaboca Puppet Theatre, Balaton Plaza.
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1. Veszprem Zoo

Kittenberger Kalman utca 17., Veszprem 8200, Hungary +36 30 699 0870
Excellent
75%
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

Veszprem Zoo

Zoo Veszprem is situated just 15 km from Lake Balaton, and it is the most favoured destination of tourists in the Central Transdanubian Region. The Zoo, which located in a beautiful environment awaits visitors every day of the year, including weekends and holidays. Beside seeing interesting animals, spectacular feeding actions, petting pens and organised events make the offer of the Zoo more colourful. Let’s explore the wonderful world of the animals!

Reviewed By Kemeny

Tickets are still expensive (compering with the prices in Hungary), but the service definitely improved a lot comparing to my previous visit. Above the regular animals (giraffe, lion, monkey, rabbit, bear, zebra, camel) several novelty can be seen (e.g.: Dino park). Animals are living in the zoo, like in their natural environment in the new part of the Zoo. No smell, amazingly organized area.

2. Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)

Veszprem, Hungary
Excellent
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4.5 based on 145 reviews

Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)

A charming district intersected by winding medieval streets and filled with quaint houses and grand palaces, shops, restaurants and a variety of interesting museums.

Reviewed By beabrigi - Hungary

We went to see the center of Veszprém, more precisely the Castle area. It is a really beautiful place with nice old buildings and churches and a fantastic view on the surrounding from the statues of St Stephan and Gizella as well as from the Fire Tower. You can visit the churches and different museums as well depending on the time you have. A must see.

3. St. Michael's Cathedral

Var utca 16, Veszprem 8200, Hungary +36 88 426 088
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

St. Michael's Cathedral

Reviewed By journeymaid48 - Niagara Falls

The Cathedral is special in many ways. A docen gave us a short tour in Hungarian of the church. There is an upper arm bone of Blessed Gisella, wife of King Stephen I, that was given to the church by the convent in Passau where Gisella is buried. The altar is beautiful. There are stained glass windows of the four famous saints of the area, St. Stephen I King of Hungary, St. Imre, St. Margaret of Hungary and St. Ilona of the Stigmata. There is an exposed wall on entering the church where you can see the original stones of the 11th century building. This is a wonderful church.

4. Fire Tower (Tuztorony)

Castle Hill / Ovaros ter, Veszprem, Hungary
Excellent
45%
Good
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4 based on 34 reviews

Fire Tower (Tuztorony)

The imposing town symbol features a musical clock that plays a popular tune every hour and a fire station, built in the early 1800s.

Reviewed By 545medva - Budapest, Hungary

Not very special, it is not too high, and even if you climb to the top there are not too much see. The ground part is from the 13. century.

5. Bishop's Palace (Puspok Palota)

Veszprem, Hungary
Excellent
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Bishop's Palace (Puspok Palota)

Built in 1767 by Jakab Fellner, the palace houses the Archiepiscopal Archives consisting of almost two thousand documents from the 11th to 14th centuries.

Reviewed By journeymaid48 - Niagara Falls

We took a guided tour in Hungarian ( we had an English speaking guide who translated) in the Bishop's Palace. The beautiful building is not what you expect. Herend ceramic stoves line each room. A room in pink and yellow frescoes, dresses worn by Empress Sisi, elaborate mother of pearl inlaid tables made for a visit of the imperial couple that never occurred due to the death of their daughter Sophia, pictures of all the archbishops of Vesprem, and so much more. This was astounding.

6. Heroes' Gate

Castle Hill, Veszprem, Hungary
Excellent
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4 based on 27 reviews

Heroes' Gate

The grand entrance to the Castle District is in honor of those Hungarians who lost their lives during World War I.

Reviewed By Familietoerist - Herk-de-Stad

This gate should be part of the Castle hill on this site as it is not an attraction on itself. Merely the entrance gate to the castle hill square.

7. Laczko Dezso Museum

Erzsebet setany 1., Veszprem 8200, Hungary +36 88 426 081
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Laczko Dezso Museum

Extensive collections of Hungarian archaeology and folk-life artifacts from the stone age up to present day.

Reviewed By journeymaid48 - Niagara Falls

The museum is really good and when we were there it contained an excellent exhibit on World War I. There were original photos, newspaper clippings about the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, uniforms of nurses, doctors, soldiers, clerics, etc. This was very informative. There was still original items from the excavation of Veszprem's chapels on display in the lower level. A small gem of a museum.

8. Gizella Chapel

Var utca 16, Veszprem 8200, Hungary
Excellent
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Poor
8%
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4 based on 12 reviews

Gizella Chapel

Named after Queen Gizella, the wife of King Stephen I, this picturesque chapel features magnificent 13th-century, life-size frescoes of six Apostles.

Reviewed By Familietoerist - Herk-de-Stad

Announced as the most ancient remains on the Castle hill, the chapel is a bit of a disappointment. It is very small and definitely not spectacular if you have visited any 13th century churches before. Don't bother buying a ticket, just watch it from the outside through the open doors.

9. Kaboca Puppet Theatre

Taborallas park 1. | Veszprém Agóra, Veszprem 8200, Hungary +36 88 590 150
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5 based on 2 reviews

Kaboca Puppet Theatre

The Kaboca Puppet Theatre puts on puppet shows for people of all ages: young babies, students, and adults. In our repertoir you can find classical and modern plays, Hungarian and international folk stories, and musical pieces, too. Besides the two-day art festival, Kabóciádé, that we host every June, we also regularly organize drama pedagogy sessions and other professional activities. Our interactive playhouse, the Kabóca Cottage, is open year-round, and our puppet exhibition is especially popular.

Reviewed By mariner178 - St. Petersburg, Russia

Принято считать, что кукольные спектакли предназначены главным образом для детей. Веспремский театр служит примером ошибочности такого утверждения. Хотя без знания венгерского языка разобраться в хитросплетениях пьес невозможно, можно просто подивиться искусству работы кукловодов, превращающих марионеток в живых персонажей.

10. Balaton Plaza

Budapest ut 20-28, Veszprem 8200, Hungary +36 88 590 690
Excellent
16%
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Poor
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3 based on 12 reviews

Balaton Plaza

Reviewed By Beata O - Balatonfured, Hungary

It has small fashion shops, grocery, electric shop, the H and M is the biggest store, but it hasn't got any special atmosphere. There are coffeterias, but smaéé variety of self service buffet. The cinema is in it, which is good, as well as free parking.

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