Tourist information

Miskolc is the third most populous city in Hungary, the economic, educational and scientific centre of Northern Hungary, and the seat of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County. Our main tourist attraction is the cave bath in Miskolc-Tapolca, a unique creation in a natural cavern. The good concentration of minerals in the thermal water, the healing air in the cave, and recent financial investments have all contributed to creating a “complex of experience and healing”. The heights of the Bükk Mountains, the... tovább swift creeks, the natural environment of Lillafüred and its fresh air are a dream destination for all tourists who like active recreation. The best known attractions of this vacation resort are the Hotel Palota by Lake Hámori, the highest waterfall of Hungary, St Stephen Cave (dripstone) and Anna Cave (one of only three lime tufa caves open to the public in the whole world). A lane lined with horse-chestnut trees leads to the Diósgyõr Castle. The “Castle of Queens” is one of the most popular sights in Miskolc. The knight’s castle with four towers has a splendid view of the surrounding mountains. The visitors of the castle may enjoy various cultural programs every summer. The weapon and armour exhibition and the waxwork collection are open to the public all year. Downtown Miskolc can boast of numerous architectural, artistic and historical sites. The hill in the centre of the city, Avas, is the cradle of European culture. 70,000 years ago – earlier than in the Neander Valley – our ancestors mined flint on the hill, made tools out of it and traded them. The Reformed Church and its bell tower built on Avas Hill are among the most important sights and monuments of the region. On the pedestrian promenade – a tract of the longest street in Europe, covered here with ornamental pavement – you can see a number of old houses in baroque and eclectic styles. They preserve the atmosphere of the past. One of the most important monuments is the 16-metre high altar screen in the Greek Orthodox Church with 88 icons. It is truly unique in Central Europe. The collection of the Hungarian Orthodox Church Museum is just as valuable. The first stone theatre that presented Hungarian language performances is the Miskolc National Theatre. Today, it is a modern complex with five stages, and is a magnet for lovers of culture. It is also a venue of the newest and internationally best known event held in Miskolc, the “Bartók + ...” International Opera Festival. The Graphics Biennial, an event with decades of history organized by the Gallery of Miskolc, is also exceptional. This is the most important event for graphic art in Hungary. The exhibition at the Miskolc Gallery in the Ottó Herman Museum presents the most detailed overview of the history of Hungarian fine arts – after the National Gallery – from the 1700s till the mid 20th century.
Suggested walking tours:
1. walkingtour (Length of time: 1 hour): Tourinform-Miskolc - Dísz square (St István statue, flower clock) - Erzsébet square (Kossuth statue) - Miskolci Gallery (Szalay, Graphic Art Year) - House of Arts - Szinva terrace (Girls of Miskolc statue) - Theatre+Déryné street - Heroes square+Minorita church - Deák square (Orthodox church and museum, iconostasion) - Kossuth street (Kakas Rooster church, Eszter Bató Memorial Room) - Tourinform-Miskolc

2. walkingtour (Length of time: 2-2,5 hours): Tourinform-Miskolc - Dísz square (St István statue, flower clock) - Music Palace - Avas church+belltower - Lookout tower - Wine-cellars - Szinva terrace (Girls of Miskolc statue) - Theatre+Déryné street - Synagogue - Heroes square+Minorite church - Orthodox Museum and church, iconostasion - Kakas rooster church, Eszter Bató Memorial Room - Miskolci Gallery (Szalay Graphich Art Year) - Erzsébet square (Kossuth statue) - Városház square (Széchenyi statue) - Tourinform-Miskolc
+1 stop for coffee or wine-tasting, if required

3. walkingtour (Length of time: 1-1,5 hours): Tourinform-Miskolc - Dísz square (St István statue, flower clock) - Avas church+belltower - Avas Lookout tower - Avas cellars (wine tasting) - Tourinform-Miskolc

4. walkingtour (Length of time: 2 hours): Tourinform-Miskolc - Avas church+belltower - Mindszenti church - Synagogue - Minorite church - Orthodox church and museum (iconostasion) - Deszka/Plank church - Kakas/Rooster church - Tourinform-Miskolc

Sights »

Monuments (12)

Papszer utca

Diósgyőri Madonna

public square statue
Puskás T. utca 2.

Diósgyőr castle

memorial place, historic memorial
Vár utca 24.

Gömöri Railway Station

secular public building
Állomás utca 2-8.
Erzsébet sétány 33.
Rákóczi utca 2.

Miskolci National Theatre

secular public building
Széchenyi utca 23.

Museum of Theatrical History and Acting

secular public building
Dérnyé utca 3.

Ironfurnace

technological monument
Ómassai út

Paulite architectural memorial place

other, garden building
Árpád út 90.

Museums (21)

Collection of Mining

professional collection, specialised musem
Mexikó-völgy
Hegyalja utca 203/1

Castle of Diósgyőr, castlemuseum, panoptikum

specialised musem, historical museum
Vár u. 24.

Herman Ottó Memorial House

memorial museum
Erzsébet sétány 33.
Görgey Artúr utca 28.

Herman Ottó Museum Exhibition building

local historical collection, exhibition hall
Papszer utca 1.

Lézerpont Image Museum

exhibition hall
Győri kapu 57.

Technician Furnace

open air, specialised musem
Ómassai út

Miskolc Gallery-Feledy House

exhibition hall, specialised musem
Deák Ferenc tér 3.

Miskolc Gallery Petró House

exhibition hall, specialised musem
Hunyadi utca 12.

Nature (10)

A Palotaszálló függőkertje

Rose-collection of Dr. Miklós Kovács

arboretum, botanical garden
Kőporos u. 34.

Majális park Alder forest

natural monument
Majális park

Miskolc Zoo and Cultural park

zoo, forest park, excursion place
Csanyik-völgy, Majális park

Miskolctapolca park networks

excursion place, nature conservation area
Miskolctapolca belterülete

Miskolctapolca's "little stones"

excursion place, nature conservation area
Baghy Gyula utca vége
Erzsébet sétány 4.

Horse chestnut Avenue

natural monument
Vár utca

Churches (10)

Papszer utca 14.
Kossuth Lajos utca 17.
Búza tér
Deák Ferenc tér 7.

Catholic Church

parish church
Martin K. utca 5.

All Saints Parish Church

parish church, church
Mindszent tér 2.

Minorite Parish Church

parish church, church
Hősök tere 5.
Petőfi tér
Puskás Tivadar utca 1.

Synagogue

synagogue
Kazinczy utca 7.

Freetime »

Freetime (14)

Avalon Park

other, football field, go-kart, adventure park
Iglói út 15.

Bánkút Ski Club

skiing, cross-country skiing
Bánkút

Bob-sleigh

bobsled
Garas sétány

Fontana Bowling & Squash Miskolc

table football, pool, snooker, rex, bowling, darts, squash
Andrássy Gyula u. 94.

Archery

archery
Vár utca 24.

Adventure Park

adventure park
Garas sétány
Egyetem utca 2.
Erdész út 24.

Lillafüred Chairlift

other, extreme sports
Erzsébet sétány 77.

Lillafüredi Sport and Adventure Park

extreme sports, football field, skate board, roller skates, adventure park, bicycling
Erzsébet sétány 8

Fishing (1)

Horse riding (1)

Bogáncs utca 8.

Hospitality »

Hospitality (79)

Alabárdos Restaurant

wine bar, wine bar, restaurant, inn, pub, beer bar
Kisavas, Elsősor 15.
Fenyő út 17-19.

Amor Cafe

confectionery, cafeteria, café, breakfast bar
Palota u. 85.

Aranykorona Restaurant

wine bar, wine bar, restaurant, inn, Great Restaurant Day
Kisavas első sor 19-20.

Avalon Beer Garden

restaurant, inn, cafeteria, café, beer bar
Iglói út 15.

Avasi Winemuseum and Restaurant

wine bar, wine bar, restaurant, inn
Latabár sor 388.
Meggyesalja u. 1.

Balajti Confectionery

confectionery, cafeteria, café
Miskolctapolcai út 41/b.

Bástya Étterem

restaurant, inn, Great Restaurant Day
Miskolctapolcai út 1-3.

Batyu-Téka Restaurant

restaurant, inn
Arany János utca 4.