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Puszta all day


Kecskemét is one of the two "capitals" of the Great Plain, the Puszta. The town is situated among small farms, 85 km from Budapest. The famous musician and composer, Zoltán Kodály lived in this town. The solfege method he developed is used worldwide to teach children the bases of music. Music teachers from many countries pursue their studies in the Kodály Institute. Sights of the city centre: the impressive Town Hall constructed in a special Hungarian Art Noveau style, the theatre and several nice churches. There is an opportunity to do shopping.

 


The Puszta is the Hungarian Great Plain; the word itself means a field without trees. In the old times the Puszta used to be like a desert, today they cultivate grapes and different kinds of fruits. Until the last century people used to live on raising animals like horses, oxen, cows, pigs, geese and chickens. An excursion to the Puszta means a journey to the past where you can see how the Hungarians used to live in separated small farms till the 19th century.

The program includes visiting the downtown of Kecskemét, for groups a solemn reception at the Town Hall where guests are given some souvenirs. Continuation of the trip towards a typical Hungarian farm. Upon arrival riders welcome guests with 'pálinka' and pogácsa (typical salted cake). Guests can take part in an open-air horse show, and then there is an opportunity to ride a horse or to travel by horse-carriages. Typical lunch with coffee, mineral water, wine from barrel and gypsy music.

  For V.I.P. groups it is also possible to travel to Kecskemét by the Nostalgia Train (with a steam locomotive and completely renovated carriages from the 19th century, conductors dressed in costumes of the time etc.).