The motifs of the style known as Hungarian Art Nouveau decorate the facades of many buildings on the Great Plain. The Cifra (Fancy) Palace built in Kecskemét in 1902 is also in this style. It now houses an art gallery.
Although the motifs used are not identical with the ornarnents of hungarian folk art, they are not foreign to the floral decorative art of the Great Plain. Kecskemét owes much of its charm in the spacious rnain square with its promenades, with the churches of various denominations side by side. The town hall dating from the 19th century has been beautifully refurbished. Its facade is decorated with a set of chimes containing 37 elements; they mark the passing of time with a pleasing tune composed by the towns famous son, the composer and teacher Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967).