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St. Stephan's square and the Water tower: photo description St. Stephen Square and the water tower)

It is believed that the inhabitants of Szeged is called St. Stephan's square "Grain market" in 1880. However, this name was mentioned before the flood of 1879. The main attraction of the square is the water tower, whose functionality is growing simultaneously with its attractiveness, was constructed by Zielinski Solardom by the end of 1904. This architectural monument is made of reinforced concrete and is designed to hold 1004,8 cubic meters of water. During the construction of the tower was used the advanced technology of the time (including the use of concrete), making it a unique building in Hungary of that period. The height of the water tower with flagpole made of reinforced concrete, is 54,9 meters.

If in the past century St. Stephan's square served as a market, now it is a memorial Park and recreation Park. In turn, the Water tower, though, and is a popular tourist attraction, has preserved its original function. In addition, the tower is a wonderful viewing area, overlooking Szeged, Tisza river, the vastness of the great plains. Inside the tower is installed a Foucault Pendulum, which is known demonstrates the Earth's rotation around its axis.