12 Instagrammable places in Miskolc

Tural Abbasov15 August 20201527 views8 min. read
12 Instagrammable places in Miskolc
Where is Miskolc? With its capital - Budapest, branded as a second Paris, travel to Hungary keeps on attracting an increasing number of tourists from all around the world. And today we will be taking an unforgettable travel to Miskolc, a Hungarian city located in the north-eastern part of the country. The town is the 4th largest city and one of the best places to go in Hungary if you are looking forward to discovering the unexplored! However, the main goal of this blog post will be to help you find the most picturesque and Instagrammable places in this small yet unique town.

1. Castle of Diosgyor

Just 8 km away from the centre of the city, we come across one of the most beautiful spots not only in Miskolc but the whole of Hungary. Diosgyor Castle is situated at the very ending of the Bukk mountains; of course, the natural geolocation provides breath-taking views, which will make your Instagram feed just the best. The castle was built in the 12th century and renovated some years ago. Among the locals, the castle is also called “Castle of Queen”, as in a period of 150 years 6 different queens took its ownership. The tourists are able to explore the medieval castle by walking freely and trying to take pictures at every point of stop. If you don’t like to pose on your own, the castle is full of animators dressed in medieval clothes and medieval squares on the ground floor depicting daily life. They are very friendly as Hungarian, in general, so don’t hesitate to ask for a picture for your Instagram account! It also worth to mention that you are fortunate if you decide to visit Miskolc in May and August; besides great Miskolc weather, you will also get a chance to see the “Cast1538le Games”, which is basically a festival that includes Medieval tournaments, markets and modernizations of pivotal events in the whole region and specifically in Hungary in the Middle Ages.

2. Pannon Sea Museum

pannon sea museum The Pannon Sea Museum is a branch of the Otto Herman Museum located in Miskolc. The exhibition presents archaeological findings before the anthropogenic era of the Tertiary and Quaternary periods of the Earth's Cenozoic era. However, it is not only about science, but the aquariums full of different species of fishes and exhibitions is also what brings tourists to this hidden gem of Miskolc. However, this is not all. Fossils of extinct plants and animals are found in the exhibits, including the bones of a massive ape and a likely human ancestor who roamed the area about ten million years ago. All these contribute to the museum being at the top of Miskolc places to visit.

3. Orthodox Church of Miskolc

Greek Orthodox Church built between 1785 and 1806 in the late-Baroque Zopf style, but the best part about the church is that it has the largest iconostasis in whole Central Europe, which makes it one of the best places to visit in Hungary. 88 pictures from Jesus’s life is also included in the church’s collection. Everything but four of these was painted by Anton Kuchelmeister of Austria, while the frame was made in a workshop in Eger. However, don’t forget to mention location while posting your pictures from the church, as the beautiful icons might make people think you are in Saint Petersburg or Athens.

4. Gothic Protestant Church of Avas

miskolc We are continuing with Instagrammable places in Miskolc, and our next stop is the Gothic Protestant Church of Avas. The church is the oldest building in the city. It was built in the 13th century as a small church in the Roman style; however, after expansions, it was turned into a gothic church. Unfortunately, in the 16th-century church was burned down by the Ottomans during the invasion of Europe. Nowadays, the church attracts visitors from all around the world with its history and beautiful façade that became favourite picture spot tourists who travel to Hungary.

5. Wooden Church

Wooden Church is one of the best Instagrammable places in Miskolc. The initial form of the church that we see today was built back in 1637, but unfortunately, no recordings have been passed to this generation about the existence of the church, so it is solely people’s claim. The first document mentioning a church at this site dates to 1698. This church was built of wood, but nothing else is known about it. The Wooden Church, which is the place you will take Instagrammable pictures in front of during your travel to Miskolc, was built in 1999 as the previous version was destroyed in 1997. The new building, like the church before it, has intricately carved spruce decoration by Transylvanian artisans, while the building's structure is made of larch and pine.

6. Miskolc Zoo

Do you want to shock your followers with pictures from the oldest zoo in the whole of Hungary? Then Miskolc Zoo is where you have to definitely pay a visit. By being at the top of Miskolc places to visit, the zoo offers a wide variety of animals exhibited, such as local deer, goats, and buffalos. However, Miskolc Zoo is also very famous for its exotic animals from different continents of the planet. Kangaroos, racoons, macaques, camels, a tiger are just a few of them.

7. Magical Lillafured

Lillafured is a small tourist resort that is located 12 km from Miskolc in the Bukk mountains. One of the most famous places among the tourists is the Palace Hotel which indicates a great history of the town. The hotel building was constructed between 1927 and 1930 in a neo-Renaissance style that adds the magic to the city that you have been seeking. It is one of the best places in Hungary to stay, as well. As we go down the stair, we can come across the hanging garden of the city, but we will be discussing it detailly very soon.

8. Hanging Gardens of Lillafured

The Hanging Gardens are situated just under the hotel building, between the Szinva and Garadna streams. Were you looking for more of the fascinating nature of Hungary? I am pretty sure the highest waterfall in Hungary will assure you that. It is 20 meters high, but worth to mention the fact that the waterfall is actually handmade. The water comes from internal water tubes. Some terraces on the way up to the Palace Hotel have names such as "Terrace of Youth and Meetings," which is the area where you can find outdoor entertainment. Another terrace is called “Terrace of Flowers” where you can take pictures or just basically walk around the colourful flowers. And the best part of it is that the flower beds are there all summer long. No wonder Hanged Gardens are known as the most Instagrammable places in the city.

9. Waterfall of Lillafured

It is very hard to believe that the waterfall is actually artificial, as it is very nicely placed between rocks and forest that guarantees to impress you and all of your Instagram followers fully. The main reason why the waterfall exists today is because of the Palace Hotel's construction as it was needed to change the direction of the water for the project to be implemented. Worth to mention again that it is the highest waterfall in Hungary at the height of 20 metres, which varies with the Miskolc weather.

10. Hamori lake

Another stunning place to go in Hungary is Hamori Lake, located in Miskolc. It is another humanmade water surface that is especially popular among tourists. The lake was formed when two streams nearby (Szinva and Garadna) were joint at the beginning of the 19th century. During the summer period, you can rent bikes or even boats to enjoy the beauty of the lake from various points. Lake right in the middle of the forest, what can be a better Instagrammable place? Let’s also not forget that in winter when the lake freezes, visitors of the city can also enjoy offered winter sports on it.

11. Lillafured State Forest Railway

The railway running through Dorottya Street station in Miskolc and even to the deep parts of the Bukk Mountains. Originally the trains were built to carry the industrial products and raw materials, as Miskolc is one of the most industrialized cities in Hungary. The line travels through gorges and abrupt drops, so you will contemplate picturesque mountain views from the carriage. Bear in mind that Lillafured State Forest Railway is operating solely on diesel which makes the road a bit noisy and bumpy. However, as the road passes almost all the Miskolc places to visit, I think that it is a great help for visitors.

12. Miskolctapolca Cave Bath

miskolctapolca cave bath Baths are one of the favourite places to go to Hungary for tourists, and Miskolc is no exception. The Miskolctapolca is based in a cave rich with minerally rich hot springs. Temperature is usually fluctuating around 30 °C and doesn’t only play a huge role in leisure but also is very important for different diseases. The bath also offers a range of Finnish saunas with different capacities, three "infra saunas", and a chilly 16-18°C immersion pool to cool off. The pictures from the cave will definitely add unique colours to your feed.

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