Attractions and Sights of Kecskemét

Sight of Kecskemét: Town Hall

Town Hall was placed in 1893 and the building was built in 28 months. In 1895 the offices moved into the building of which area is 5534 m2 and has 174 premises, but the the Ceremonial Hall was inaugurate only in 1987. The style of the building is a mixture of the French Renaissance architecture and the elements of Hungarian folk art. The Ceremonial Hall is the venue of the General Assembly meetings of the city, national and international conferences, wedding ceremonies and ceremonial receptions. The period furniture of the Ceremonial Hall is handicraft work. The wooden furniture and the printed leather backed hairs were made in Szeged according to the design of Lechner and Pártos.

The colourful glass windows were made in the famous workshop of Miksa Róth. The decorative wall-painting was made by Adolf Götz, the wall-candlesticks and the chandelier were made by Sándor rkay, Imperial and Royal locksmith based on the designs of Szilárd Várady. The frescos were the creations of the famous Hungarian painter Bertalan Székely. These paintings show some periods of the Hungarian history embracing one thousand years. The name of the city originates from the word "kecske" (meaning "goat"), and "mét" (meaning "district"). The goat can be seen in our coat of arms as well above the stand with the motto of our city beneath it: "Neither height, nor depth deters us." The flag of the city with the goat can be seen in the corner, just like the flags of a few twin cities of Kecskemét.

The carillon operating in a volume of 3 octaves since 1983 is at the balcony. The signal can be heard every hour, and the 37 bells play Hungarian classics (Kodály, Erkel) at 12:05, Händel, Beethoven and Mozart at 18:05 and Hungarian folk songs at 20:00

Kecskemét Town Hall chimes and dates

7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 Signal: Kecskemét is kiállítja (recruiting song)
12:05 Kodály: Bécsi harangjáték, Kodály: Toborzó, Erkel: Palotás
13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 Signal: Kecskemét is kiállítja (recruiting song)
18:05 Händel: Water Music, Beethoven: Hymn to Joy, Mozart: Magic Flute
19:00 Signal: Kecskemét is kiállítja (recruiting song)
20:00 Lement a nap... Csillagok, csillagok... Erdő mellett... (Hungarian folk songs)