- Resort type: Country resort
- Landscape: Town, Riverside
- What to do: Downhill Skiing, Natural Parks & Reserves, Wellness Tourism, Gliding & Paragliding, Hiking, Rafting & Kayaking, Snowboarding
Szecseny is a Hungarian city in Nograd County, situated on the Ipoly River in the north of the country close to the Slovakian border. The total area of the municipality is 46 square kilometres. It is 145 kilometres away from Miskolc and 105 kilometres away from Budapest.
There are no important historical or architectural monuments in the city, but due to its convenient location, it is a starting point for a journey around Hungary. In Budapest, the tourists will see such sights as Fisherman’s Bastion, Chain Bridge, Matthias Church, Buda Castle and Gresham Palace. You can take a trip to the city of Lillafured and visit the Castle of Diosgyor, Kazinczy Street Synagogue of Miskolc, Minorite Church. The tours to the old settlement Holloko, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, are also popular with the tourists.
The lovers of the ecological tourism will want to stay in the suburbs of Szecseny. They can go hiking in Kelet-Cserhat Protected Area and Hevesi Grass Steppes Protected Area. Anyone can go fishing on the Ipoly River. The lovers of natural sights will be delighted by the beauty of the Duna-Ipoly National Park. The tourists will see river valleys, lowlands and mountain ranges of a volcanic origin.
The extreme tourists can try their hand at paragliding, rafting, kayaking, trekking and climbing. In winter they can go alpine skiing and snowboarding in Dobogoko Ski Resort, which is 130 kilometres away from the city.
A favourable ecological situation and a fresh air attract to Szecseny the wellness tourists.
You can go shopping at Arena Plaza, WestEnd City Center and Corvin Plaza.
In the Gestenyes Kert restaurant, the foodies will treat themselves to the Hungarian delicacies.
At night, Marilyn and Otkert nightclubs open their doors.