A nicely created park and a curiosity in the history of industry, the country’s first water tower made of reinforced concrete await visitors in Saint Steven Square. The tower, which can hold 1004,8 m3of water, was designed by Szilárd Zielinski. It was built in 1904 and has been performing its original function ever since. The whole tower was made of concrete, including the front door and 54.9 m high pole holding the flag. Inside the tower renovated in 2006 there is a Foucault pendulum demonstrating the rotation of the Earth. Having climbed up its many stairs, tourists can get a magnificent panorama from the top of the tower and see colourful soda water bottles, as well as an exhibition on the history of physics. Around the tower we can find the busts of seven renowned architects who made their mark transforming the cityscape.
From 1 April to 31 October on the first Saturday of every month between 10 am and 4 pm can be visited the Water Tower.
On these days, anybody may look at the Water Tower and the exhibitions furnished in him, without booking in advance.
The Water Tower can be visited after buying an entrance ticket.
Adult: 610 HUF, student, pensioner: 400 HUF, children under 6 for free.
Groups with more than 10 people can visit the tower with prior arrangement at +36-62/558-844 (Szegedi Vízmû ZRT).
Tickets for groups after arrangement can be bought at the Tourinform Office (Dugonics tér 2. )
Opening hours of Tourinform Office:
1 April – 31 May: Monday-Friday: 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
1 June – 31 August: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
1 September – 31 October: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
1 November – 31 March: Monday – Friday: 9 am -5 pm
Tourist Information Point at Széchenyi Square
Open from 1 June to 15 September: Monday – Friday: 8 am -8 pm
6720 Szeged, Szent István tér