Do you wish to explore the harmonious blend of the past and the present? Then, the best place to plan your visit is Balatonfüred. This is a Hungarian town with about 13000 residents. She is gently standing on the north shore of the famous Lake Balaton.
Places of historical importance:
The great thing about Balatonfüred is that the town is rich in historical memorial places. Still, this is a historical place in Hungary, even after the renovation of many buildings. The three churches in the town safeguard its tranquillity. When talking about historical places in the town, the Gombás-kúria deserves a mention. Let us explore the details about some attractions in this town for tourists:
This place is a part of Balatonfüred and she is the home for many statues. There is the statue of the great Nobel Prize winner Poet Rabindranath Tagore. His statue stands in front of the lime tree. Tagore himself planted this tree in 1926. He planted the tree in remembrance of his recovery after a treatment. There is another memorial statue opposite diagonally to the statue of the poet. The statue looks like a hand stretching out of the water. This statue stands in memory of people, who drowned when the Patjas boat sank in 1954.
This is a square in Balatonfüred. This leafy square is the home of the State Hospital of Cardiology. There stands the Kossuth Pump House in the centre. This is a natural spring that dispenses mild sulphuric, yet drinkable water. The locals are lining up to fill their water bottles here. Tourists rarely do this as they are hesitant about the yellowish colour of the water. On the northern side, there is a memorial for those who got relieved of their illnesses.
Jókai Memorial Museum:
This is a museum for tourists to visit at Balatonfüred. This museum remains open from 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays to Sundays. This museum has family memorabilia of Jókai and his wife, actress Róza Laborfalvi. If you wish to explore period furniture, this is the right place to plan your visit to. You can get an English guide at the entrance of the museum. This is very helpful because all the signs in the museum are in the local language.
This is a monumental place in the town. This place has the memorial plaques from those, who got cured by othe hospital in the town. This includes the monument of the Bengali Poet Rabindranath Tagore.
This is a gallery in Balatonfüred. Tourists can visit this place from 10 am to 6 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays. This place stands as an attractively restored villa. This place was once the residence of the Vaszarys in 1892. The villa exhibits the works of some of the popular family members like Painter János Vaszary. There is also many other arts and crafts collection. These collections are from 18th century.