Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa is a town in Bács-Kiskun county, Hungary. It lies 88 miles south of Budapest. It is situated in a marshy but highly productive district, near the left bank of the Danube River.

Kalocsa is well known for its paprika spice and traditional hungarian embroidery. Kalocsa's general and church history can be traced back nearly 1,000 years, with attractions including the Archbishops’ Cathedral, Palace and Holy Trinity Square.

The town's cultural infrastructure is well established. There is a temporary theatre, a symphonic orchestra, the town offers several museums, libraries and sports facilities. Folk art and crafts represent important traditions in the region. Local embroideries, textiles, porcelain and pottery along with embroidered national costumes are widely known and popular.

A number of events attract visitors every season. The most important of them are the Blue Bird Festival, the Paprika Celebration and the Danube Folklore Festival.

Things to See and Do

* Holy Trinity Square
* Archbishops Cathedral
* The Archbishop’s Palace
* Paprika Museum
* Archiepiscopal – Treasury

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Forint (HUF)
Language – Hungarian
Land Area – 53.18 km²
Population – 18,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 36

Port Location – The port is located on the Danube river.

Travel Links - A new bridge over the Danube at Szekszárd has improved the town's accessibility. The town can be reached directly on the main road No. 51, and also by rail, water and air.

The airport situated on the territory of and owned by the Municipalities of Kalocsa, Foktő and Uszód and is located in the immediate vicinity of the Industrial Park.

Kalocsa can be reached from Budapest and Baja, from the north and south respectively on the main road No. 51. The town is connected to a main railway line (Budapest-Kiskunhalas-Subotice-Novi Sad-Beograd) by a 30 km-long branch line.

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