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- A very nice place for adults and kides alike. Most of items are interactive: sounds, music, and especially the trains. It is strange that many buildings on display are actually situated in other countries that once formed one territory with nowaday Hungary. But we wnjoyed the place a lot. No cafeteria on site, but there are dining options not far away. The strange thing (although not uncommon in Hungary) that the staff in ticket offixe did not talk any English.Written May 27, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We bought a combined ticket to the Botanical Garden and Mini Hungary. It was very resonable on weekdays: 2900 HUF for adults and 2100 HUF for students or seniors. We walked around and enjoyed the beauty of nature. In autumn trees were very colourful, so it was relaxing and nice. I think it’s a must-see attraction in Szarvas.Written October 27, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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
- This national park was formed in 1997 in order to preserve natural and landscape values of this region. It has a special fauna and wildlife. It has a very important role in bird migration. We visited this park in October when we saw lots of colorful trees and some nice birds. In the centre of the park in Szarvas, Anna-liget we found Csáky-Bolza castle from 1908. It’s worth a visit.Written November 9, 2022
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- This memorial was made by Gábor Mihály in 2000. It’s a 15 metres high column with the Hungarian royal crown and two angels. It’s in the river Körös and very impressive. We saw it while we were walking on the river bank.Written November 16, 2022
- Hungary suffered much during WWII. Toward the end of the war it was occupied by the German Army and in the last year of the war over 400,000 Hungarian Jews, Gypsies and other "undesirables" were transported by cattle-cars to Auschwitz and similar extermination camps. The end of the war brought another, similarly awful occupation: the Soviet Army and its barbaric legions occupied the country and stayed for the next five decades. This modern sculpture brings together contemporary composition, mixed media and symbolism. The sculptor, Árpád Mihály, used local materials (wood and wattle) and incredible imagination. The sculpture, consisting of two vertical wooden columns, supports a thatched roof, similar to that seen on churches in Transylvania (Erdely); hammered into the columns are dozens of nails, with the names of the many local victims of the war written on the nail heads.Written May 31, 2016
- 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
- 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
- The New Lutheran Church looks really nice. You can see it from a distance.
Situated in the main road of Szarvas (Szabadsag ut) this building is a really cute Gothic church.Written September 15, 2020
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