Hungary, facts and history in brief Budapest, facts and history in brief
Kalocsa is 'world famous in Hungary' for it's embroidery and paprika.
(I couldn't resist saying that. A similarly phrased line is often used in New Zealand to promote places that are well known for their particular products, sights or icons.
Kalocsa, is a township, south of Budapest, near the Danube River.
It is an agricultural center and is famed for its embroidery and paprika.
It was created a bishopric by St. Stephen (And second only to Esztergom (to the best of my knowledge) in all of Hungary and became the seat of an archbishop in 1260.
The town has a beautiful cathedral, Bishop's Palace and Roman Catholic Seminary.
Although the township was destroyed many times during Hungary's turbulent history, today's Kalocsa a magnificent show piece of Hungary's many beautiful towns.
A walk down the main street, now a pedestrian mall, will testify to that.
Estimated population around 20,000.
I wanted to uploading this page a couple of years
ago, because I visited Kalocsa with Hui Chin and Endre
and none of us remembers the year we visited there or
can find any of the many photographs I have taken.
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