Győr at the meeting point of the rivers Danube, Rába and Rábca is often called "the town of rivers". It is the gateway to the west, situated between the Austrian and the Hungarian Capital. This is a Baroque and neo-Classical town, with a magnificent cathedral, palaces, doorways framed in stone, and elaborate wrought iron decorations. The majority of protected buildings stand within the 16th century city-walls. See the Town Hall, the Széchenyi Pharmacy Museum, the lavishly decorated Rosalia house, the Carmelite church, the Municipal Gallery, and many more.
Győr On the Káptalan Hill, the episcopal castle stands face to face with the imposing baroque cathedral. The masterpiece of medieval Hungarian goldsmith's craft, the statue of St. László (Hungarian king) is kept here. The treasury of the cathedral has the second richest ecclesiastic collection in Hungary.
The town is an important educational center: among its famous teachers was Jedlik Ányos, who invented the dynamo. Two famous artists, the ceramicist Kovács Margit and the sculptor, Borsos Miklós were born here. The ceramics of Ms. Kovács can be seen in the Kreszta House, while the Borsos Miklós Memorial House displays his sculpture collection.
Győr Ballet Company Every year, during the Győr Summer International Cultural Festival, the scenery of the baroque inner city provides the background for the international ballet, a street-theatre and puppet festival, as well as a folk dance and folk music festival. The Győri National Theatre and the Győr Philharmonic and the world-famous Győr Ballet Company are the hosts of several foreign companies, musicians and bands.