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Helen Betts | profile | all galleries >> Around Hungary >> Miskolc: Hungary's 'City of Churches' tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Miskolc: Hungary's 'City of Churches'

Miskolc (pronounced "mishkolts, as it took me forever to learn) is Hungary's third largest city and home to its biggest university. It's a poorer city that used to be an industrial center in the Soviet era and has a reputation of being less than lovely, with its refineries and nondescript housing blocs built after heavy bombing during World War II. But despite all that everybody had told me (including a native of the place, who said it wasn't really worth visiting), we found some things of interest here. According to Lonely Planet, the city's tourism board bills Miskolc as a "city of churches," and during our two visits it appeared they might be right.


The Wooden Church
The Wooden Church
The Wooden Church
The Wooden Church
The Wooden Church revisited
The Wooden Church revisited
The Wooden Church revisited at an angle
The Wooden Church revisited at an angle
Hősök tére
Hősök tére
Orthodox synagogue
Orthodox synagogue
Greek Orthodox Church and Museum
:: Greek Orthodox Church and Museum ::
Forest Management building
Forest Management building
Another church, another wedding
Another church, another wedding
Bridal bouquet
Bridal bouquet
The comical emcee
The comical emcee
Reformed Calvinist Church
Reformed Calvinist Church
Old row
Old row
Pretty in blue
Pretty in blue
Quaint old building
Quaint old building
Unusual house
Unusual house
Two towers
Two towers
Elegant bay
Elegant bay
High school
High school
Grand apartment
Grand apartment
Calvinist church, Avas Hill (13th century)
Calvinist church, Avas Hill (13th century)
Calvinist church, Avas Hill (13th century)
Calvinist church, Avas Hill (13th century)
Ottó Herman Museum
Ottó Herman Museum
Church spire
Church spire
Miskolc wedding
Miskolc wedding
Hungary's oldest theater
Hungary's oldest theater
Restored bank building
Restored bank building
The rose building
The rose building
Grand building on pedestrial mall
Grand building on pedestrial mall
Rehabilitation center
Rehabilitation center
Model for the rehab center?
Model for the rehab center?
Miskolcs Committee, Academy of Sciences
Miskolcs Committee, Academy of Sciences
Great gate on a charming block
Great gate on a charming block
Formerly Greek merchant's house
Formerly Greek merchant's house
Window boxes
Window boxes
Ornate building
Ornate building
In need of restoration
In need of restoration
In need of restoration
In need of restoration
In need of restoration
In need of restoration
In need of restoration
In need of restoration