10 Things To Do In and Around Kaposvar, Hungary

Things to do in Kaposvar
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Kaposvar is a great place for tourists, simply because its blessed with great weather, warm people, and truly entrancing views. Located just south of Lake Balaton, it is one of the leading cities among Transdanubia. Grab yourself an ice cream cone and wander along its streets, and you might find yourself in the main square. The square itself is perfect for people watching, as well as getting some pretty unique trinkets to bring home.

What about exploring Kaposvar in its entirety, though? Here are a handful of things to do in and around the place during your visit. You’ll want to save this link - it will help you understand Kaposvar and its precious corners, for sure!

1. Csiky Gergely Theatre

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The theater been a part of Kaposvar’s history, and has been open to the public since 1911. When it was launched, the theater itself was considered by many as one of the greatest architectural works in the region. It could initially support 1400 people at any given time, but after some refurbishment works, it now accommodate 860 individuals. The theater’s structure was the first ever to use ferroconcrete on its roofing works.

Csiky Gergely Theatre

Address: Kaposvár, Rákóczi tér, 7400 Hungary

Website: Csiky Gergely Theatre

2. Rippl-Ronai Museum

Kaposvar Interior of Museum House Rippl Ronai
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The Rippl-Ronai Museum, which is nestled in a magnificent estate, is one of the largest of its kind in the region. To truly explore the museum and its historical and artistic pieces, you will need to spend a few hours perusing the displays. Time will fly by though, as you will be captivated by the array of costumes exhibited at the bottom floor, and the charming garden filled with vibrantly colored flowers outside the building.

Rippl-Ronai Museum

Address: Fodor Jozsef utca 10., Kaposvar 7400, Hungary

Website: Rippl-Ronai Museum (in Hungarian)

3. Viragfurdo Kaposvar

Viragfurdo Kaposvar
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Viragfurdo Kaposvar is a true blue water park with the full works. You’ll find everything you need and want here that’s water-based, from adventure rides for kids to thermal baths, a sauna, and even heated pools. Apart from accommodating facilities that are clean and modern, the water park is the perfect place to spend time with the whole family.

Viragfurdo Kaposvar

Address: Csik Ferenc setany 1. | Aqua Park, Wellness and Spa complex, Kaposvar 7400, Hungary

Website: Viragfurdo Kaposvar

4. Kaposfest

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Every year, the Kaposfest, which showcases the finest musical performances, takes place in Kaposvar. Also known as the Kaposvár International Chamber Music Festival, more than 15,000 visitors drop by annually to experience the city’s offering of music, ranging from local artists to international performers. This is one show wouldn’t want to miss, especially if you’re in town!

Kaposfest

Address: H-7400 Kaposvar Noszlopy Gaspar Street 5-7.

Website: Kaposfest

5. Rippl-Ronai Villa

Kaposvar House of Rippl-Ronai
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A monumental building of Kaposvar, the Rippl-Ronai Villa is named after Jozsef Rippl-Ronai, who was a prominent person in the city during the 1910s. Rippl-Ronai came home to Kaposvar after being held by the French, and lived in the villa from the time he was 54 years old. The building is now a memorial for the famed artist, and is still furnished with his items. Around 80 pictures still remain within the confines of the property. There is also a renovated park situated within the site- if you’re visiting in the spring and you’ll get a chance to see the Narcissus on display!

Rippl-Ronai Villa

Address: Kaposvár, Róma hegy 88, 7400 Hungary

Website: Rippl-Ronai Villa

6. Zselici Csillagpark

Zselici Csillagpark
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If you’re a person with a soft spot for nature, you’ll fall in love with Zselici Csillagpark. It makes up part of the Zselici Landscape Protection Area, and it’s so coveted that it won the International Csillagbolt-park spot back in 2009. There’s hardly any artificial lights in the Zselici Csillagpark, and honestly you don’t need any of them - it’s possibly one of the only places on Earth where you can gaze at the stars without much effort!

Zselici Csillagpark

Address: Zselickisfalud, 064/2 hrsz, 7477 Hungary

Website: Zselici Csillagpark

7. Fusion Leisure Center

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Entertainment is the name of the game here, and if your kids are dying for a break from the usual touristy stuff, this is the perfect chance to bring them to the Fusion Leisure Center. There is a petting zoo, a huge trampoline and slide games too. The attraction is good for a few hours of energy-busting moves, especially the go-kart riding, which is a favorite among the adults. The food here is great too, but more importantly there’s free WiFi!

Fusion Leisure Center

Address: Jutai ut 75, Kaposvar 7400, Hungary

Website: Fusion Leisure Center

8. Zselic National Landscape Protection Area

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Yes, landscapes need to be protected and maintained in their truest form too. This particular area covers 9042 hectares (22343 acres), and is surrounded by recreational buildings that use special lights to minimize the effects of light pollution. At certain nights, the sky is clear enough to see the Triangulum Galaxy. Zodiac lights are pretty common sights during autumn and spring.

Zselic National Landscape Protection Area

Address: Kaposvar, Hungary

Website: Zselic National Landscape Protection Area

9. Desedai-parkerdő és arborétum

Budai Arborétum. Felső kert. Délszaki kutyatej (Euphorbia myrsinites). - Budapest
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Desedai-parkerdő és arborétum is a unique forestry park that will not only rejuvenate your senses, but will also offer a new experience of what life can be like when you’re outdoors. Walk along the country’s largest artificial lake, and learn more about its territory and the wildlife that inhabit the place too.

Desedai-parkerdő és arborétum

Address: Magyaregres, 7409 Hungary

Website: Desedai-parkerdő és arborétum (in Hungarian)

10. Kaposvar Plaza

Kaposvár
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A place that’s dotted with tiny shops selling everything from clothing to houseware and bedding. You’ll want to make this your final stop before you check out of Kaposvar - load up on the goodies to bring home! You might just get a chance to sample some local goods sold by vendors around the mall too. The plaza opens at 7.30 am.

Kaposvar Plaza

Address: Kaposvár, Berzsenyi u. 1-3, 7400 Hungary

Website: Kaposvar Plaza

Fly, fly away to Hungary

Kaposvar Nyar and Kaposretsor street corner, Hungary
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Yes, perhaps it is indeed time to scoot out and explore an entirely new country, or get re-acquainted with one in a new way. Gain a fresh perspective, and you might leave with a memorable experience. Drop by Kaposvar and make it happen!

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