Things to Do in Szarvas

Things to Do in Szarvas, Hungary - Szarvas Attractions

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  • utaznijo
    New Orleans, LA38 contributions
    Great idea of interactive exhibit but instructions on how it operates are vague. It implies you can control the trains from any station yet they only can be "summoned" with the nearest button. The trains themselves though are pieces of art on their own. Worth the time to get off the highway.
    Written October 2, 2021
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,509 contributions
    Szarvas Botanical Garden is situated on the outskirts of Szarvas.
    We bought a combined ticket to the arboretum and Mini Hungary, which was HUF 3,400 per adult.
    The arboretum was really nice, especially the track running down to the waterfront.
    Easy program with kids.
    It was worth visiting!
    Written September 15, 2020
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  • Dean
    32 contributions
    Very well kept zoo. Presentable and clean. The animals look well looked after and this is a good afternoon out with couples or families.
    Written April 28, 2018
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  • Kozma T
    Budapest, Hungary626 contributions
    Very important from historical point of view. Nice carry out, but really nothing special. It is surrounded by weekend houses and only one small mill and flag and two benches on a small court. Should be spent more on such kind of places.
    Written July 14, 2021
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  • Gabriel H
    Bellaire, TX6,993 contributions
    The statue of the She-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus is a fundamental part of the founding of Rome. This statue, located on the front steps of the Bolza Castle in Szarvas, Hungary, is curiously out of place. The Bolza family, which built and inhabited the castle, traced its ancestry to Italy and wanted to make that amply clear to the surrounding populace. Today, the castle is a museum and the statue of the she-wolf and her adopted children is a part of Szarvas' history. As you stroll through the castles gardens by the river Koros, enjoy the sunshine and think how much Hungary was a melting pot well before the term was invented.
    Written June 25, 2016
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  • Gabriel H
    Bellaire, TX6,993 contributions
    This is a very well-preserved mill that was actually a working mill until 1962. It is called a dry mill because, as opposed to water-powered mills, this mill was powered by men or domesticated animals (oxen, horses, etc.). It was built in 1836 and it remins in working condition. It is housed in a traditional rural house with thatched roofs, adobe walls and rustic doors, windows and ceilings. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, between April 1st and October 31st. A token entrance fee is required.
    Written June 27, 2016
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,509 contributions
    The Stag Statue is the symbol of the city. It is a nice statute but there are far more interesting things to see in Szarvas!
    Written September 15, 2020
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  • Gabriel H
    Bellaire, TX6,993 contributions
    Several times in Hungarian history, the population was decimated by war or disease. The Southern part of the country was particularly vulnerable to invasion and suffered the Turkish occupation for >160 years. Each time villages and towns were repopulated by offering folks from Northern Hungary, or ethnic communities from Austria, Germany, Slovakia or what is now Romania, land and some support to encourage their migration. It was in this manner that Szarvas and its environs were re-populated in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Szlovák Tájház is thus a museum, a well-preserved Slovak home, as it would have looked almost 200 years ago. The building materials for the walls (mud and straw), the thatched roofs, the rustic woodwork for the ceilings, door frames and windows, are original. Inside the house, there are over 900 original objects, including tables, benches, cradles, shelves, pots and pans, embroidery, crocheted tablecloths, etc. A traditional oven in the middle of the bedroom served as the heating unit and its opening to the kitchen was the major source of heat for cooking and baking. This visit is particularly enlightening to city dwellers, who have grown up with modern conveniences and have no idea under what conditions our ancestors lived.
    Written June 25, 2016
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  • Gabriel H
    Bellaire, TX6,993 contributions
    The Bolza family has been associated with Szarvas since the late 18th century. Of Italian origin, they settled in Hungary after count Bolza married Anna Battany, of noble Hungarian ancestry. The castle was built around 1810 and remodeled in the mid-18th century.
    The castle was constructed in a classical style, with not-so-subtle Roman and Greek architecture, also influenced by eclectic details. The large columnar entrance overlooking the river exhibits the family crest of the Bolza-Batthany family. On the broad staircase leading to the main entrance can be seen a large statue of the She-wolf and her adopted Romulus and Remus children, to remind the visitor of the Italian ancestry of the family. The surrounding garden is a nature reserve today and the castle itself, an historical monument, under the protection of the government.
    Written May 30, 2016
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  • gecela
    Debrecen, Hungary10 contributions
    The Old Lutheran Church was built for the local Lutheran Slovak community in neo-Gothic style with neo-Romanesque influences under the supervision of the pastor of the community Samuel Tešedík (Tessedik, Teschedik) in the eighties of the eighteenth century. Apart from being pastor for 53 years, S. Tešedík contributed greatly to the education in his congregation by writing textbooks in Slovak language and to the broader society by establishing the first agricultural school in the Kingdom of Hungary (at that time part of the Austrian empire). From the original outfit of the church, the pulpit and the gold-plated altar made of wood are still preserved. The organ built somewhat later was the second largest organ of the country in the nineteenth century.
    Written August 21, 2017
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  • Gabriel H
    Bellaire, TX6,993 contributions
    This Museum is named after Samuel Tessedik, a Slovak protestant pastor and the leader of a group of Slovak settlers that came to Szarvas towards the end of the 18th century. He was an influential religious leader, a teacher that influenced the culture of the town and the region and a community leader who contributed to the betterment of Szarvas and its economic infrastructure. Under his leadership the first Evangelical church was built and the first agricultural school of the region was started. The museum now occupies the building previously erected for the agricultural school in 1791. It was built in an eclectic style and renovated in 1872. The collection includes geological and archaeological finds of the region, and expands on agricultural objects, practices and instruments. These include more than 700 pieces of the Dr. Doman Imre collection. There is a separate exhibit of cultural events from Szarvas and its surroundings. The museum is open all year around, Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm. There is a nominal entrance fee.
    Written June 26, 2016
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  • Gabriel H
    Bellaire, TX6,993 contributions
    The Mittrovszky castle was built around 1835 by count Vladimir Mittrovszky, a member of the Emperor's cabinet. In 1854, it was sold to Szarvas city government and was city hall until 1972. Built in a classical style, it is a single story building with Greek columns surrounding the entrance and stone and stucco carvings decorating windows.
    In 1927 a monument to the fallen during WWI was erected in front of the main entrance. The names of all individuals remembered are carved on the obelisk. Well-groomed gardens surround the monument and the castle, which can be clearly seen from route 44. The building can be visited only on the outside. there is no fee for the visit.
    Written June 25, 2016
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  • Gabriel H
    Bellaire, TX6,993 contributions
    St. Klara was built between 1807 and 1812, when it was consecrated. It was most recently renovated in 2012 and it is considered an historical monument. An organ was added in 1825. The church was largely built with church resources and the ongoing support of parishioners, especially members of the local nobility, such as the Bolza family. A classical Central European design, it consists of a single central nave. It is of modest proportions, but has a set of red marble stairs (donated by the Bolzas) and lovely stained glass windows. The belltower holds four bells, some of them new since the original ones were removed during the war and converted to weapons.
    Written May 30, 2016
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  • Gabriel H
    Bellaire, TX6,993 contributions
    Lengyel palota is named after the original owner, landowner Sandor Lengyel. It was built in 1895 and was, for many years the family home of the Lengyel family. The architectural style is eclectic, corresponding to the reigning style in the late 1800s. Its elegant tower, the elaborate window decorations and stucco work make it an attractive building in the center of the city. Today it is home to the mayor's office and it also functions as the Szarvas Community center. Visitors can only view it from the outside.Viewing is free.
    Written June 25, 2016
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