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Szekszárd lies at the meeting point of the Transdanubian Hills and the Great Hungarian Plain. Over the past years Szekszárd has produced many quality red wines winning numerous awards in both national and international competitions.

Probably the most important sight is the ruins of the Benedictine monastery with the County Hall. The monastery was founded by King Béla I in 1061.

Pollack Mihály a famous Hungarian architect designed the old classicist block of the town. During the reign of King Matthias, Szekszárd was the estate of Bishop John, who was involved in a conspiracy against the king. Because of this, King Matthias ordered the castle of Szekszárd to be demolished.

In 1485, Szekszárd was already a significant town, holding five market days a year, but during the Turkish ascendancy of Hungary, the town became deserted and the monastery was destroyed.

Mihály Babits, an important Hungarian poet was born in Szekszárd, today his birthplace is a memorial museum.

We can also reach Garay square with a few-minute walk. There stands the statue of Garay János another famous Hungarian poet. He raised the character of Háry János into literature and also wrote about the wine of Szekszárd. One of the dominant buildings of the square is Hungary's only German-language theatre.

Main sights

Church of King Béla square

Old county hall (neo-Classical style)

Augusz manor (Franz Liszt was a guest here)

Deutsche Bühne, Ungarn

Birthplace of Mihály Babits, museum

Birthplace of Valéria Dienes

Ruins of Benedictine monastery

Garay Square and Statue

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