Kaposvár, the city of culture
Kaposvár is a city of fountains
Kaposvár was first mentioned in 1009. It operated as a church center from 1061, and a castle was built here in the 13th century, which gave it an increasingly important role in Turkish times. The town belonged to the Esterházy family's Somogy estates from the 1690s, Kaposvár the center of their estates in the county became the administrative and economic role of the settlement. The large number of craftsmen and traders who moved here started Kaposvár on the path of civic development. Meeting the needs of an ever-increasing population, major public institutions have been built and road and rail transport have developed. Today, Kaposvár has become the economic, cultural and sports center of Transdanubia. In the heart of Kaposvár on the main square you will find the sights of the Cathedral of the Assumption, the town hall, the Rippl-Rónai museum and the Gergely Csiky museum.
The Deseda lake
Lake Deseda is located on the outskirts of the city. It offers more opportunities for recreation. THE On the shores of Lake Deseda is the Fekete István Visitor Center which presents Deseda and its surroundings are diverse wildlife. In the center building in an aquarium you can observe the characteristic of Lake Deseda herbivore and predator fish. You can also view interactive games and temporary exhibitions. THE outdoor dragonfly, bird, frog and turtle monitoring sites have been set up next to the center. Further You can also rent bikes, boats and boat trips as entertainment we can buy. At the far end of the lake there is a lookout tower and an arboretum. Lake Deseda and surroundings an excellent excursion destination for young and old alike.
Szenna Open-Air Museum
Szenna is a smalltown 8 km from Kaposvár. Here is the Senna Open-Air Museum It opened in 1978. The museum aims to preserve and present the Zselic area and The material memories and folk culture of Inner Somogy. The village museum was erected in 1785 It was built around a Reformed church (its painted coffered ceiling is unique in the area). The In addition to the buildings, outbuildings were also placed on the plots. Furnishings they evoke traditional peasant life. Several cellars and press houses can be viewed ethnographically in the museum area. Who is curious about the manor houses of old times, how people could have lived for their daily lives without tv, internet, be sure to visit the Szenna Open-Air Museum.
József Rippl-Rónai bought the villa in Rome in 1908, which today houses the Rippl-Rónai Memorial Museum. The painter spent the summers here with his family. The six-room villa was surrounded by a beautiful park and produced many colorful creations here. The museum is decorated with original furniture and works of art that provide an insight into the artist’s work.
Katica Tanya is a 13-hectare real theme park for families with small and large children in the heart of Zselic, Somogy County. It is located not far from Kaposvár.
Rippl-Rónai József Memorial Museum
The building that houses the museum is the former home of József Rippl-Rónai. The exhibition space and visitor center preserve the legacy of the great artist. Using modern technique, we paint on a virtual canvas in a corn style.
Csiky Gergely Theater
The theater opened its doors in 1911, when it was the most expensive, modern and largest rural theater in the country. The building is named after the playwright and translator Gergely Csiky. The theater was completely renovated in 2019.
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