Gyula is a small town in Hungary just east of Békéscsaba right at the Hungarian-Romanian border. Probably the most immediately recognizable feature of the town is its medieval castle built out of bricks.
But the downtown area features all sort of interesting architecture, a number of church buildings and various government offices.
Gyula used to be the capital of Békés County and even after that title was given to Békéscsaba in 1950 some institutions remained in Gyula.
In Gyula history is literally written on the walls, there are many plaques reminding the passers by what important event of Hungarian history has taken place there.
Many public sculptures depict people who have actually lived in Gyula or had some connection to the town.
The town looks beautiful with lots of water features nearly everywhere.
The downtown area of Gyula has lots of little stores selling the finest Italian style ice cream, coffee houses, and patios where one can have a beer — a nice place to find a spot to relax. Gyula also features a thermal spa.
As usual, some church buildings in Gyula: