The Daily Travel Pass is great for visiting tourist locations and other places of interest.
It is valid on the trams, trolley buses and local buses in and around Szeged city centre.
The Correct Change Bureau De Change, located at Tisza Lajos Körút 57 (Szeged city centre), has excellent exchange rates. They have branches in Budapest too.
It's worth taking a tram/bus into the city centre because you will still receive more money than outside the city centre.
This 1904, 1,000 Cubic Metre, fully functional art nouveau (secessionist) styled water tower, made from reinforced concrete, is located in Szent István Tér.
Inside the water tower, which was renovated in 2006 and is the oldest working water tower of reinforced concrete in Hungary, are exhibitions, paintings, drawings and photos; including permanent exhibitions about the production and physical history of soda water, as well as temporary exhibitions. You get amazing views of Szeged from the top floor too.
The water tower is open all year round, but only on certain days (see below). Free admission is available to visitors when the company that manages the water tower organises its Open Days - One in March (on the World Day of Water), One on the anniversary of the water tower’s renovation and others on days that coincide with National Cultural Heritage days. Otherwise you need to pay a small admission fee (see below).
The water tower is open on World Water Days (22nd, 23rd and 24th March between 10am and 5pm) and between April 1st and October 31st (on the first saturday of each month between 10am and 4pm). It might also open when there is an Open Air Festival (usually between July and August).
GROUP APPOINTMENT: The water tower can be visited after having made an appointment for groups of at least 10 people (for a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday) and then buying your entrance tickets from the Tourist Information Office. In order to make an appointment to visit the water tower, you first need to contact Szegedi Vízmű Zrt (Drinking Water Producing Department - Tel: 06 62 558 844) on workdays between 8am and 3pm. After that you buy your entrance tickets from the Tourist Information Office.
FREE on the World Water Days and Open Days. Otherwise 290 HUF (Adults), 210 HUF (Students and Pensioners) or FREE (Children under 6 Years Old). There is NO need to book tickets in advance.
The water tower is only a few minutes away from the city centre and a 7 Minute bicycle ride or 15 Minute walk away from my Szeged apartment. After leaving the apartment head towards, and go down, Rózsa Utca until you are on Csongrádi Sugárút. Turn left and walk straight down Csongrádi Sugárút until you see the water tower in front of you. You can also get there by taking Trolley Bus #8, at the end of Rózsa Utca (on Csongrádi Sugárút), which will take around 5 Minutes.