Miskolc is a large tourist and industrial center in northern Hungary. It is located at the foot of the Bükk Mountains, and its biggest attraction is the thermal baths in the Tapolca district.
The city was officially founded by Louis of Hungary in the second half of the fourteenth century in the place where the stronghold operated for centuries. It was an important stop on the trade route, and the local community was formed, in addition to Hungarians, by Germans, Slovaks, Greeks, Jews and Roma.
The center of Miskolc consists of relatively compact buildings from the 17th-19th centuries, mainly in the baroque and neoclassical style. A reminder of earlier eras is the Gothic Reformed church on Mount Avas. Among the buildings stand out the baroque Minorite church and the neo-Roman synagogue, the baroque Protestant church and the building of the National Theater.
A few kilometers from the center of Miskolc you can see one of the most important Hungarian castles, Diosgyor called the Castle of the Queens. The renovated Gothic building was the seat of Hungarian queens from the Middle Ages until the 16th century. Currently, a museum operates here, and numerous historical events take place in the courtyard.
What attracts the most tourists to Miskolc are, however, thermal baths. They are located in the Tapolca district, surrounded by a picturesque spa park. The complex consists of pools in artificial grottos and parts in the open air. Around, in a large park, you can walk and relax in a natural setting.