Things you need to know about Szarvas

The Millenium Monument at Szarvas

The Millenium Monument at Szarvas ©Ruth Flickr/Flick

Szarvas is a town in the Békés region, in south-eastern Hungary. With a population of nearly 18,000 people, the settlement covers 160 square kilometers. In English, the name of the city means “deer”. The first agricultural school in the Kingdom of Hungary was established here by a scientist and engineer named Samuel Tesedik, in his honor being erected a museum with the same name.

The city was restored by Slovakians in the eighteenth century, many of whom still live here. The central point of the Kingdom before 1920 was close to Szarvas. We present you some things you need to know about Szarvas.

The Arboretum Park

The Arboretum Park is a perfect place where you can be surrounded by nature. Here you can see the vegetation of the region. It is located on the outskirts of Szarvas, along a horseshoe-shaped lake. The area covers 82 hectares and hosts five arboraceus plant collections. They contain 1,600 species, and varieties of trees and shrubs.

The Arboretum of Szarvas

The Arboretum of Szarvas ©ddqhu/Flick

The mill

One of the most important landmarks in the town of Szarvas is the mill, dating from the nineteenth century. The mill is one of the few buildings of this kind in Hungary, which still works today.

The Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church is a place where you can be filled with spirituality and see how history has hovered over the city and religion. The church was built in neo-Gothic style with neo-Romanesque influences.

The Millennium Monument

The Millennium Monument in Szarvas was inaugurated in 2000 to mark the new millennium. The monument is located on the banks of the Holt-Körös. It is a high colon, decorated with the statues of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, and above is a replica of the crown of St. Stephen.

The Millenium Monument at Szarvas

The Millenium Monument at Szarvas ©Ruth Flickr/Flick

The Samuel Tessedik Museum

The museum bares this name since 1952 and represents the city Szarvas, which enjoys a rich history of six thousand years. Tourists can see there 343 exhibits of Tessedik Atilla, painter and sculptor who was born in Transylvania. The museum also has an exhibition of folk art depicting peasant life between the V – IX centuries. Here you can also see 57,000 archaeological and ethnographic objects, among which include glazed pots since Roman times, old stamps, and more.

The Bolza Mansion

The Bolza Mansion in Szarvas was built in neoclassical style in 1819 by the Bolza family. In the building there are impressive statues of Romulus and Remus. The park surrounding the building is also decorated with many statues. It is the ideal place to spend an afternoon walk. Today, the building is part of the College of Agriculture, but some rooms can be visited by the public. On entering the building, you can admire the Bolza and Batthány family coats of arms.

The Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Memorial House

If you are on vacation in Szarvas, and you’ve booked a few hours to know the city, go to Péter street no. 22, near the Museum Samuel Tessedik, you will see the birthplace of Endre Bajcsy-Zsilinszky, leader of the Hungarian fascist movement.

Interesting pub at Szarvas

Interesting pub at Szarvas ©Ruth Flickr/Flick

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