Here are just a few ideas of places to visit, things to see and restaurants and bars to enjoy whilst you are visiting Balaton.
WHAT TO SEE:
The beautifully rebuilt Vaszary Castle, the former resort of archbishop Kolos Vaszary is became a cultural center. Actual exhibitions in the Villa: Rodin, Ferenczy, Hatvany and N. Csathó.
You can find nice books, postcards in the bookstore and you can enjoy some refreshments in the cafeteria.
8230 Balatonfüred, Honvéd 2-4.
The outstanding Hungarian writer of the 19th century, Mór Jókai wrote his probably most popular novel, the Golden Man in this villa built in 1870. This unique exhibition gives us a glance into the everyday life and social events of his family and we can get an impression about the life int he reformed-age.
8230 Balatonfüred, Honvéd u. 1.
The exhibition in the former villa of the bath director focuses on four topics: trasport, medicinal bath, Anna-balls and theatre in order to present the life of 19th century Balatonfüred. The Local History Collection with a rich library and the Visitor’s Centre can also be found in the building.
8230 Balatonfüred, Blaha u. 3.
The church was built between 1841-46 in classicistic style, in summer the renovated gallery in the basement accommodates art-exhibitions.
Mass: Sunday: 11.00
8230 Balatonfüred, Blaha u.1
The guests and patients can taste the famous sour water of Balatonfüred in the pump-room on the place in front of the state hospital for heart diseases. The pump-room was built in 1800 in classicistic style and rebuilt in 1853.
8230 Balatonfüred, Gyógy tér
The promenade is named after the Nobelist Indian Poet Rabindranath Tagore who was healed in autumn 1926 in the Hospital for Heart Diseases. On the beginning of the promenade his memorial tree and statue can be seen. In the park of memorial trees famous poets, polititians and scientists have planted trees. Nice place for walking and enjoying the colours of the lake.
WHERE TO EAT:
Originally used to be a shipbuilder workshop built in the 1870’s. In a short time it became the popular meeting-place of monarchy’s aristocracy. After more than 100 years and a global restauration it’s a nice restaurant with beautiful view to the lake and the peninsula of Tihany.
8230 Balatonfüred, Tagore sétány 1.
Situated at the end of the Tagore Promenade next to the shore of lake Balaton. It offers open and covered terraces, a pizzeria and a panoramic terrace beer pub.
8230 Balatonfüred, Tagore sétány
Situated also on the Tagore Promenade with traditional Hungarian cuisine. From the terrace you can enjoy the whirligig of walking people on the promenade.
8230 Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 5.
An intimate Hungarian restaurant in the forest, cowered in the Koloska-valley. Very nice Hungarian dishes, in the weekend with gipsy music. After the big meal you have the possibility to take a walk in the beautiful nature.
8230 Balatonfüred, Koloska-völgy
WHERE TO FIND THE BEST SWEETS AND CAFES
Traditional confectionery founded by the Bergmann Family. They offer delicious cakes, coffees, chocolates, breads and other kind of sweets.
8230 Balatonfüred, Zsigmond utca 1.
8230 Balatonfüred, Petőfi utca 64.
Karolina was the grandmother of the owners of cafe. Her heritage is a recipe-book on which the cafe was founded. Don’t leave Balatonfüred without tasting their cakes, coffees, teas or breads, they are really unforgettable.
8230 Balatonfüred, Zákonyi Ferenc utca 4.
The cafe belongs to the most elegant and the most famous hotel of the town, the Anna Grand Hotel. Cakes based on 100-years-old recepies, icecream, full selection of classical cakes, chocolate fondue. Everybody needs to taste it.
8230 Balatonfüred, Gyógy tér 1.
WHERE TO TASTE HUNGARIAN WINES
Figula family is one of the most famous winery owner in this wine-region. They host significant number of people for wine-tasting. They have no open hours therefore you need to contact them to make an appointment, and to discuss what you want to see and taste during your visit. The tasting usually start with a tour around the winery, showing the applied technology, and then going on with tasting some wines.
8230 Balatonfüred, Meleghegy
Founded by the Koczor Family. The restaurant is open all over the year, and wine tasting is possible after making an appointement. They have fantastic view to the two basins of lake Balaton and through the peninsula of Tihany.
8230 Balatonfüred, Bocsárdűlő 0118/12
WHERE TO REFRESH YOUR BODY
The 1200-square-meter wellness department awaits the guests with a flat surface swimming pool, a 5 x 22-meter freeform pool, jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, infra-sauna and vapour bath.
8230 Budapest, Gyógy tér 1.
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