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Makói Termál- és Gyógyfürdő
 

6900- Makó
Marczibányi tér 6.

 



Thousands years ago, the area of present day Hungary was covered by a shallow sea, known as the Pannon Sea. The remains of this sea are the mineral and thermal water springs of the southern part of the Great Plain. The water of Makó is alkali-hydrogen-carbonic thermal water. This town with some great opportunities of angling, the beach by River Maros, its romantic atmosphere and some beautiful sights around is a great place to refresh your self.


The water of Makó became officially thermal water in 1988. It is recommended for those, who have some kind of joint problems, rheumatism or backbone problems. Inside the complex there are different kinds of pools, like one swimming pool, thermal pools and also an aqua park with water slides. Besides thermal pools different kinds of treatments are also available, like massages, therapeutic gymnastics, mud pack etc. You may also use the solarium, sauna and the hairdressing salon. If you like to do sports, there are some great sport grounds around.

History

The first source which mentioned the name of the town dates back to the 13C. This was the time when Makó started to develop. Its owner was ban Makó, who was a member of Csanád family, a famous Hungarian noble family. It became an oppidium during these centuries. This means it was a small town with some privileges. When the Turks invaded Hungary, Makó was attacked by Turkish troops two times, but it recovered from these attacks soon. Nevertheless it became part of the Ottoman Empire, but since it was land of the sultan it was relatively protected against exploitation. Due to this fact lots of people living in neighboring land moved to the town, so Makó developed quickly. Unfortunately during the expelling of the Turks, they burnt down almost all the town, and drove out its inhabitants. Its owners gave relief from all taxes for those who moved back to Makó after this last attack. These new inhabitants of Makó were very different people in religion and nation. They all built separated quarters in the rebuilt town.


During the War of Independence in 1848-49 Serbian troops attacked Makó, but its inhabitants could defend the walls of the town. After the compromise between Hungary and the Hapsburgs (1867) the time of urbanization came. Saving banks were opened, the roads were covered with asphalt, and artesian wells were bore. The town started to use electric lighting. Between the two World Wars culture and school system developed.


During the Communist Era Makó wasn’t developed because it was situated near the Yugoslavian borders. Some new buildings were built only after the 70s. After the democratically changes in Hungary Makó and 18 surrounding villages became a special zone, where all new companies have got some privileges, like they don’t have to pay some taxes etc. Due to this, Makó and its surround developed quickly in recent years.

Place of interest


After refreshing your self in the spa, you should take a walk in the town, because there are some nice and interesting sights around.


If you like natural beauties, you should take a walk by the side of River Maros, a perfectly romantic place. If you would like to see the landscape of the plains, you should go to Csanádi Plains. The best way to manage this is by bicycle.


If you would like to stay in town, you can see some great buildings around, such as the Old and the New Town Hall, so-known Crown Hotel (Korona Szálló) in the central Széchenyi tér, the Casino or the large block of luxury flats. You should also see the Lace Houses (Csipkeházak) in F? tér. In this square there are some rebuilt houses, where you can see the Onion Composition, a work of Gyula Végváry. The Cultural Center known as Onion House (Hagymaház) was designed by Imre Makovecz, one of the most famous Hungarian architects. His company built the new sports hall as well.


If you like exhibitions, there are some great and interesting Museums in Makó. In Attila József Museum you may see a small outdoors village museum and some great temporary exhibitions inside the building. There is an Art Workshop in Makó, and the artists of this have temporary exhibitions throughout the year, so don’t miss to ask, where their works can bee seen during your stay in town.


Makó – also known as the town of onion - is famous from having some great festivals throughout the year, such as the Day of Makó in May, The Onion Festival in September, the Art and the Folklore Festival in summer. Before traveling, you should get to know more about these, and plan your trip according to the festival dates.

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