Kalocsa, the city of paprika
Kalocsa is famous for its wonderful embroidery, and it is also best known for the Hungarian paprika. However, it has a lot more to offer then these.
Kalocsa is a small Hungarian town with about 15,000 inhabitants. It lies next to the Danube in Bács-Kiskun county, on the Southeast part of the Great Hungarian Plain, about 140 kilometres from Budapest. It has a long historical background since it was founded at the time of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin.
Today, it is one of the four Hungarian Roman Catholic Archdiocese. Additionally, Saint Stephen, the first king of Hungary, founded the archdiocese in 1001.
FOLK ART CENTRE
This facility introduces everything in connection with Kalocsa: its unique embroidery, the particular buildings, and the inevitable paprikas. The paprika garlands hanging in front of the windows show that they are not only for eating but they also have cultural importance in Kalocsa. As a result, the embroidery and the paprika make a harmonic decoration in this house.
THE ASSUMPTION CATHEDRAL FROM THE INSIDE
The enormous organ stands in spectacular contrast with the low-key light-coloured walls. This mesmerising cathedral has a baroque style that visitors like to admire for a couple of minutes sitting on the benches in front of the beautiful sanctuary.
source: Daily News Hungary
to be famous for – híresnek lenni valamiről
embroidery – hímzés
however – ennek ellenére, habár
inhabitant – lakos
county – megye
Great Hungarian Plain – Alföld
background – háttér
to be founded – alapítva lenni
to conquest – meghódítani
archdiocese – érsekség
in connection with – valamivel kapcsolatban
inevitable – elkerülhetetlen, kihagyhatatlan
paprika garland – paprikafüzérnot
only … but also – nem csak … hanem
as a result – valami eredményeként
enormous – hatalmas
mesmerising – lenyűgöző, elbűvölő
to admire – csodálni
bench – pad