Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary, after Budapest, the capital. It was the largest city in Hungary in the 18th century, and it is still one of the most important cultural cities of Hungary. Debrecen International Airport is located 5 kilometers outside the city, being accessible from Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine. If you arrive there, you must rent a car from the airport. It will allow you to travel to the city, but also to discover the beauties of Hungary.
A city of museums
The city of Debrecen has a long history, dating back to the 13th century. That is why the city has a special atmosphere and a lot of tourist attractions, so make sure you have a car to visit everything around.
The most important thing to see is the Nagytemplom, which is very accessible and interesting to see. This temple is actually a church and it is the symbol of Debrecen and the most important monument from the “Calvanist Rome”. Make sure you visit the interior as well and do not miss the Rakoczi bell on the top of the church, which offers you a great view of the entire city. The bell is the largest bell in the entire Hungary.
Museums are an important part of the attractions of Debrecen, so make sure you have time to visit the most important ones. The national museum of art, Deri Museum, is a must see, and it definitely worth a trip. You will be able to admire historical items from Hungary, art galleries and works of Hungarian artists. There are other small museums in the city, with modern arts and traditional Hungarian art.
Things to do around the city
Outside the city, there are two big shopping malls that you can visit, if you want to buy souvenirs, or cheaper clothes from Hungary. You will find the car very useful. Also, it is more interesting to visit Debrecen during one of the two festivals that take place here: the Flower Carnival, in August, or the Military Band Festival. As you can see, it is a must to rent a car as soon as you arrive at Debrecen International Airport. It will allow you to visit the city and to explore the surroundings, forgetting about transportation problems, bus schedules and any other concern. At the Debrecen car hire desks, you will find the perfect car for you!