SZEGED, as cosmopolitan a
place as you'll find on the Plain, straddles the River Tisza like a
provincial Budapest. Much of its friendly atmosphere is thanks to
students from the university, while the old city's eclectic good looks
have been saved by placing the modern housing and industry over the
river, in Ujszeged.
Though Körös folk settled here four to five thousand years ago, and the town flourished after 1225 because of its royal monopoly over the salt mines of Transylvania, Szeged's present layout dates from after the great flood of March 1879, which washed away all but 300 homes and compelled the population to start again from scratch.
With aid from foreign capitals (after whom sections of the outer boulevard are named) the city bounced back, trumpeting its revival with huge buildings and squares where every type of architectural style made an appearance.
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3-star hotel in Szeged, 180 kms from Budapest.Number of rooms: 84
4-star hotel in Szeged, 180 kms from Budapest.Number of rooms: 136