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Sights of Baja (Baja)

An array of natural and architectural treasures lend Baja its unique charm: its ancient streets radiate a Mediterranean atmosphere. A local gastronomic speciality is Baja Fish Soup. The town is a port on the Danube-Main-Rhine waterway.

The sandy shores and sandbanks of the rivers around the town offer excellent locations for bathing and outings, but water sport lovers will also find great opportunities here. The matchlessly beautiful banks of the Danube and the Sugovica, along with the Gemenc Forest are among the area's natural attractions. Local gastronomy, in particular fish dishes, are part of the town's magic. The popular Fish Soup Cooking Festival in Baja, also a Guinness-record event, have been drawing many people from all over the world into the town for years.

The settlement's name is of Turkish origin, meaning 'bull'. It is likely to have been named after its first landowner, Baja, and its first reliable mention dates from 1323. Granted market town status at Christmas 1696, this date (24th December is the festival of Adam and Eve) explains the depiction on the coat of arms of Baja of the first human couple under the Tree of Knowledge in paradise.

Before the appearance of the railways, the River Danube was the main trade route touching the town. Water mills, ships and boats, and a harbour was part of the scene in those days. Fishing, fish trade, net- and cauldron-making are all century-long traditions. Nowadays Baja people are Europe's fish-eating record holders with an annual 66 kilograms of fish per person.

Baja is regarded as a significant traffic junction with its Danube Bridge and river port.

The total distance of the long-standing International Danube Tour (abbreviated as 'TID') is 2,687 kilometres on the Ingolstadt-Silistra Danube section. Halfway along the tour, the most popular campsite with tourists is on Great Pandour Island (Nagy-Pandúr-sziget) at Baja. The world's longest rowing competition is the Budapest-Baja International Rowing Competition (Nemzetközi Evezőverseny).



Holy Trinity SquareHoly Trinity Square Baja

Often referred to as Hungary's St Mark's Square, the buildings and the paving stones are the square's assets. It is enclosed on three sides and the open side faces the River Sugovica, a branch of the Danube that curves under the town.

The square is typically Classical, with some Renaissance, Romantic and eclectic elements. Shops, financial institutions and a Tourist Information Offices function in the buildings. Facing the Sugovica, the town hall dominates the square. A late Baroque Holy Trinity Statue stands in the centre.

Paved with grey granite slabs, the enormous square (which is in fact square in shape) is diagonally crossed by two roads that set out from the corners.


Duna Bridge

Duna Bridge BajaThis bridge built in 1906-8 was the first Danube bridge in the county and the first railway bridge south of Budapest. In the reconstruction works in 1998-9 railway and public road traffic over the bridge was separated.

During World War II, in the autumn of 1944, the bridge was destroyed. Its rebuilding was of key importance and thus the shared railway and public road bridge was inaugurated in December 1950 for the second time.

In the course of the most recent reconstruction in 1998-9 the railway and public road service was separated on the bridge and even cyclists now have their own lane.


Duna Hotel

The hotel with Secession elements standing on the banks of the Sugovica was built by Ignácz Deutsch between 1860 and 1870. The building known as the National Hotel was left unscathed by both the great fire and the great flood.

There was a theatre seating 300 in the south wing in which some 400 people squashed together to hear the concert given by Béla Bartók on Easter Monday, 9th April 1928. Over the following 12 years the great figures of music and stage were to perform here. Today the former theatre hall has been replaced by a function room and kitchen. The building is undergoing continual refurbishment.

Can be visited upon prior arrangement.



István Nagy Gallery

The gallery is named after István Nagy, who was born in Transylvania and lived in Baja. His work is displayed in a separate part of a collection that exhibits 20th-century modern Hungarian fine arts.

The other prominent section of the exhibition concerns the oeuvre of the painter Gyula Rudnay and extends to his involvement in establishing a school in Baja. The modern fine arts collection donated to the museum by the art collector Imre Oltványi is also on display.


István Türr Museum

The museum's most outstanding objects include artefacts from Danube fishing, folk costumes from Northern Bácska, finds from the Sarmatian cemetery at Madaras, and paintings of the Oltványi and István Nagy fine arts collection.

In the museum's Roosevelt Square premises an exhibition traces back the history of the town: 'Baja, a city for 300 years' (Baja 300 éve város). The exhibit 'Ethnographic groups around Baja' (Néprajzi csoportok Baja környékén) consists of folk costumes, everyday objects, furniture and photographs of the Hungarian, German and Bunjevac peoples.

One of the largest fishing collections in the world is kept here, the result of the several decades of work by ethnographer Ede Solymos Dr.


Roman Catholic church of St. Anthony of Padua, Franciscan

The Franciscan monastery church or as it is also known, the church of the friars, was built in Baroque style between 1728 and 1756. Refurbished in 1780, it received its current look in 1928-9.

The oldest known Baroque work of art in Baja is the 1740 Mater Dolorosa statue in a niche on the southern external wall of the church. The high tower on the right of the church was used as fire tower and then as a lookout point. Among the valuable interior furnishings the Baroque pulpit and the sacristy are of particular value, as is the 1761 Rococo style free-standing vestry cabinet carved of hardwood.


Serbian Orthodox church of St. Nicholas

This parish church dedicated to St Nicholas owes its present late Baroque exterior to a 1779 reconstruction. This is the oldest of three Serbian Orthodox edifices in Baja, of which two remain.

The tower above the main facade is decorated with late-Rococo wreath ornamentation and Ionic columns. The iconostasis and the bishop's throne are original furnishings, as are the icons painted by Arszenije Teodorovity from Belgrade in 1793. The divine service takes place here from 10am every last Sunday of the month.


Town Hall Town Hall Baja

Built by the archbishop of Kalocsa, the Grassalkovich Palace came into municipal ownership in 1862. The building was refurbished in 1896 in a neo-Renaissance style.

The Grassalkovich Palace was reconstructed in a historicizing neo-Renaissance style in the Millennium Year of the foundation of the Hungarian state in 1896. The plaque in the assembly hall commemorates this fact. The beautiful fireplace carved from red marble and decorated with the family coat of arms can be seen in the museum.



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