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Paprika Museum Kalocsa

Address: 6300 Kalocsa, Szent István király út 6.


The third must see site of Kalocsa, the Paprika Museum is housed in the attic of the so-called St. Stephen home, on Szentharomsag (Holy Trinity) Square in historic downtown Kalocsa. The beauty and awe you experienced in the Cathedral's Library and the Archiepiscopal Treasury gives place to culinary pleasures here.


Undoubtedly, you've heard about the red gold, the sweet herb essential in the culinary culture and the traditional image of Hungary. Here, in the Paprika Museum, enveloped by the aroma of the garlands of paprika hanging from the old beams, you will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the paprika in Hungary, and you will get a behind the scenes look at the manufacturing processes of the world-famous Hungarian paprika.



The presentation describing the traditional steps of small-scale production, and the sight of the exhibited tools used in the process -- including those involved in processing and sales of the product -- will leave you with a sense of appreciation towards the people living in the Kalocsa region, who grow seedlings, plant, hoe, plow, manually harvest and process the paprika pods the same way their ancestors did centuries ago, thus preserving not only the traditions of their forefathers, but also the quality of the paprika powder made here.


Don't miss this once in a life-time opportunity. You will never look at a bag or box of paprika the same way again. ...And you'll never buy any that don't have the Hungarian flag on them, and they don't say Kalocsa or Szeged. ;-)



 
Open: April 1 - October 31: T - Su, 9.00 - 17.00

The paprika products of Chili-Trade Ltd. are for sale in the Paprika Museum.

Images and information courtesy of the Archiepiscopal Treasury, Kalocsa.





Related sites
  • A detailed overview of the spice, and its suggested use in the U.S., by freelance food writer Joan Russell, on the Food Reference Website.