· Makó, the
most flowery town of Hungary
Makó is more than 700 years old and is situated in the
Southeastern part of the country, 30 kms from Szeged. Makó
became famous for its onion and garlic. It has been the town
of onion producers and traders.
Attila József was strolling the streets of Makó and
was student of the local high school. His first volume of
poems - Beauty's beggar was published here in 1922. The poet
Gyula Juhász wrote the foreword, who was a teacher at
Makó high school in Makó.
people were born here: Joseph Pulitzer journalist and
publisher, Joseph Galamb the designer of Ford Model
T, Antal Páger Kossuth-Prize awarded actor. In 2004
Makó was awarded of the prize The most flowery town of
Hungary. In 2005 it was the silver medal awarded flowery
town of Europe. Take a walk with us!
Driving from Szeged you are welcomed by the compelling
building of Korona Hotel, where the Conference and Cervices
Centre operates. Opposite to it stands the neobaroque
Bérpalota / Mansions, the most representative residential
building in the town. Below its balconies you can find the
second largest swallow colony of Central Europe. Walking
along the main square you can find the Town Hall, built in
Classicistic style which used to be the seat of Csanad
County. The culture centre of Makó called Hagymaház / Onion
House was built according to the plans of Imre Makovecz.
In summer, on its open-air stage are staged the Operett
Festival and Music of Mako / Makói Muzsika. Today the number
of the audience is more than 3000 people.
After a long, nice walk in the town we suggest to visit the
Thermal Bath of Makó. Beautiful environment and pools are
waiting for bathers and for those who want be cured. For
more information please visit: www.hagymatikum.hu
From Makó you can go on trips to the surrounding villages.
You find the Rotunda in Kiszombor, the most beautiful
six-cornered church of the country, built in Roman style in
the 13th century. 12 kms from Makó lies the fortified Roman
Catholic church in Óföldeák, a unique monument built around
1400. In the 15th century a massive wall and circumvallation
was built around the church.
The time spent in Makó is a good occasion to make one-day
trips to Arad, Timisoara and Subotica.
Because of the closeness of the border, Makó is a favourable
place to organize conferences and businessmen meetings with
Hungarian, Romanian and Serbian participants.
Near Makó flows the river Maros, both banks are surrounded
by ancient trees from the Romanian border to Szeged. One can
drift downstream by boat or by kayak the whole river long,
because of the slope of the river. Very nice cycling tours
can be done in the surroundings, even int he Körös-Maros
The rich program offer
of this liveable smalltown (Operett Festival, Music of Makó,
Bath Festival, Onion Festival, Haverock Party- Rockfestival),
its climate and friendly ambient offer a delightful staying
for all the members of a family, for groups of friends or
for camps, during a whole week.