What to do and see in Gyor, Hungary: The Best Places and Tips

September 21, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

Győr (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɟøːr] ( listen); German: Raab, Slovak: Ráb, names in other languages) is the most important city of northwest Hungary, the capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron County and Western Transdanubia region, and—halfway between Budapest and Vienna—situated on one of the important roads of Central Europe. The city is the sixth-largest in Hungary, and one of the seven main regional centres of the country.
Restaurants in Gyor

1. Gyor Old Town Area

Area along the Danube River, Gyor, Hungary
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 226 reviews

Gyor Old Town Area

Reviewed By packcal

▪️Location: Off motorway along Danube River.
▪️Parking: Street parking. Have HUF coins.
▪️What you see: Attractive Old Town walking streets, sculptures, shops patronized by locals, smaller town square, historical architecture.
▪️Other: Surprisingly hard to find. Google maps not helpful. Better signage would help. (Main reason for lower rating.)
▪️Highlights for us: walking streets.
▪️Cost: Free, except for parking.
▪️Recommend? Yes

2. Zoo Gyor

Kiskuti liget, Gyor 9027, Hungary +36 96 618 367
Excellent
59%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Zoo Gyor

Reviewed By Olga1203 - Moscow, Russia

Nice small zoo with lot of birds and small animals on a very green terrtory. You can also find big wild cats and bears. It also allows you to try hungarian sweets and ice-cream, play on a great playground and spend wonderful summer day during the heat.

3. Benedictine Church

Gyor, Hungary
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Benedictine Church

Reviewed By DeanMurphy2020 - Orlando, Florida

Across from the excellent Pálffy Étterem (restaurant, food for the body), and Gyõr Plaza, is this phenomenal church (food for the soul). The Baroque architecture is magnificent, and the interior has been seen a fabulous restoration, though my accompanying photos don’t do it justice. When walking inside, a calm came over me. I realized that countless followers have worshiped here over the centuries. I felt small and insignificant, that there is a higher power. As part of a guided tour en route to Budapest, I regret not having more time to enjoy this church or the medieval village of Gyõr. In 2016, the church celebrates it 375th year.

4. Gyor Plaza

Vasvari Pal utca 1/A, Gyor 9024, Hungary +36 96 410 280
Excellent
49%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
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2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

Gyor Plaza

Reviewed By DeanMurphy2020 - Orlando, Florida

Across from the excellent Pálffy Étterem, Gyõr Plaza houses a Medieval Plague Column, oscillating Fountain, benches, and a town square-like stone plaza. Surrounding all this you’ll find stone-paved pedestrian streets. The Plaza is bordered on one side by Benedictine Church, and other structures on either end. It’s an excellent photo op, and reminded me of what my mother enjoyed decades ago: people watching.

5. Shopping mall Arkad

Budai ut 1, Gyor 9027, Hungary +36 96 555 000
Excellent
32%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Shopping mall Arkad

Reviewed By bjoann - Lund, Sweden

Lots of free parking, or a short walk from the city centre. This mall could be anywhere in the world. It has all the big chains, fast food counters and a big supermarket on the ground floor. Very interesting for tourists to explore, and prices seem to be lower than in Germany or Scandinavia. The toilets are not free, however.

6. Boatman Sculpture

Baross Gabor ut, Gyor 9021, Hungary
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
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4 based on 19 reviews

Boatman Sculpture

Reviewed By Raymond W - Chengdu, China

Overall, we enjoyed our wander through the Old Town of Gyor, which has a considerable amount if historic character. This is but one of numerous public sculptures you will find in the area. In all honesty, this one did not seem particularly interesting or unusual and we wondered why this one is promoted and not the man with the lizard sculpture, for instance. This did nothing to hold our interest. It would probably be more suitable on the riverfront too.

7. Margit Kovacs Ceramic Collection

Apaca utca 1, Gyor 9022, Hungary
Excellent
47%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Margit Kovacs Ceramic Collection

Reviewed By Fotos82 - Budapest, Hungary

A wonderful collection of ceramics made by Margit Kovács. Margit Kovács was born in Győr and her work as ceramist was recognized both in Hungary and abroad. This stunning collection shows various pieces of her work from the Háry-ceramics to different mithological figures. Located in the city centre of Győr, just a few blocks from the main square, it's a must-see for every visitor.

8. Janos Xantus Museum

Szechenyi ter 5., Gyor, Hungary +36 96 310 588
Excellent
48%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
38%
Poor
7%
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0%
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4 based on 13 reviews

Janos Xantus Museum

Reviewed By familytravelerswith4 - Sacramento, California

Nice museum. Laid out oddly, but thorough collection. No english, but the cases of items/dates are self explainatory.

9. Visitors’ Center

Baross Gabor ut 21., Gyor 9021, Hungary +36 96 311 771
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
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Poor
16%
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Visitors’ Center

Reviewed By RetiredTravelsEnid - Enid, Oklahoma

We went here 3 times the day we were in Gyor. Very friendly and helpful. Free maps and suggestions. And best of all free bathrooms. Right next to McDonalds.

10. Tile Stove Exhibition

Kiss Janos utca 9. | Fruhmann House, Gyor 9022, Hungary +36 20 967 6567
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
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5 based on 4 reviews

Tile Stove Exhibition

Reviewed By Fotos82 - Budapest, Hungary

Located in the so-called Fruhmann House, this collection is unique within Hungary but likely also in other countries. The house the museum is located in belonged to a family that was making tile stoves over at least three generations. The last surviving member of the family, Antal Fruhmann (1908-1987) donated his house and workshop to the municipality of Győr in order to establish a museum for tile stove making that was a common business in the city.
The museum is located in two buildings. In the first building you can learn about the Fruhmann family as well as the tile stove making families that used to live in Győr. In the mansard there's a workshop where school classes can try out making tiles from the original specimen that Mr. Fruhmann donated to the city. Following some extension work that was in progress during spring 2016, a "spectacle-storage room" will be established where you will be able to see the tile stoves that could not be exhibited in the other building.

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