Historical Memorial Path and the geographical centre of Historical Hungary

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The centre point of the historical Hungary. The memorial was placed here according to the grammar school teacher József Mihálfi’s calculation at the end of the 19th century. This was nearly at the same place where a working windmill was standing. Its significance has come to life after the Treaty of Trianon.emlekut 450x300 In 1939, as a reminder of the once working windmill, a stylized windmill was erected a bit south-west from its original place on the bank of the Körös. The river bank is now used as a public beach.
The so-called Commemoration Path has been established to mark the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of the state. The 1.1 km long walking path runs from the St. Stephen's park behind the Old-Church, through the Székely gate, and up to the bank of River Körös. At the end of the path stands the windmill which marks the centre of the historical Hungary. Along the path, 17 monuments have been set up; each representing a highly important phase of Hungarian history.

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Tessedik Samuel Museum

Tessedik’s agricultural school was built in 1791, in baroque style. The wood needed for the construction was delivered by raft on the river Tisza and Körös. However, some of the timbers left from the construction of the Old-Church were also used. In the 1960’s it was almost demolished because of its dilapidated state. It escaped thanks to Dr. József Palov’s effort, who was the founder-director of the museum. It was renewed and now it is a significant historic building of the town.


Evangelistic Old Church

One of the most typical buildings of Szarvas is the Evangelistic Old Church. Its tower – in clear weather  - can be spotted from 10-15 kilometres. It was built in early-classical style between 1786 and 1788. Its construction was initiated and organised by the chaplain Sámuel Tessedik. The construction, which was carried out according to the plans of the architect Lajos Kimnach from Bratislava, was incredibly rapid and cheap. The huge internal dimensions of the church provide  space for 4142 seats. In 1997 it was pronounced to be an I. Category monument. On the 5th of June 1988 it was reconsecrated.

Bolza Castle

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The Bolza family was of Italian origin and settled in Hungary in the 18th century through marriage. Over the years they assimilated and became highly respected by the citizens of Szarvas. As a matter of fact, the Bolza family left behind a rich legacy, the most spectacular of which is the Bolza Castle.   The castle, as it is seen today, has taken shape in the wake of Pàl Bolza's ideas. The Earl began to work out the plans of an eye-catching garden on the bank of Körös. As part of the construction, a concrete wall for shore protection and a set of stairs leading to the entrance of the castle were set up. It was Pál Bolza who initiated landscaping in Szarvas. The huge white cypress was also planted then. As we know, it is the ”parent” of the spectacular white cypresses along the River Körös.
At the bottom of the stairs – as a remainder of the family's Italian origin – Pál Bolza erected a replica of the wolf statue of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome.
(It is on view from outside only.)

Mini Hungary

The only interactive model park in Hungary

The only interactive model park of Hungary, where nearly half a hundred unique models, all of them made with a special technique. The Mini Hungary gives every visitor not only a breathtaking spectacle, but also an interactive experience.
Visiting the Mini Hungary is a perfect trip for everyone who would like to experience the harmonious aria sung by the opera singer György Melis of the Opera House of Budapest, the Gregorian chant of the Church of Ják, or the rhythmical noise of the steam locomotives.minimao hősök tere 800x400

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arboretum kapu 400x270Come and visit the wonderful scenic garden, where the rich canopy and lawn provide exhilarating experience for nature loving visitors. Nevertheless, a wide range of interesting programs and services – music concerts, arts exhibitions, crafts- and playhouse, night tours, nature camps – may add more enjoyment to the adventure.
The Forest Park and Educational Base, as well as the interactive Botanical Museum offer countless interesting experience for tourists.


Körös-Maros National Park

The Visitors' Centre of Körösvölgy in Szarvas has been established in the neighbourhood of the Centre of Körös-Maros National Park Directorate. The premises are surrounded by the 26-acre Anna-liget which is a unique place since both the Castle and Castle Park represent great historical and cultural values. Walking along the trails in Anna-liget gives an exceptional insight into the characteristics of Körös-Maros rich flora and fauna.

Water Theater of Szarvas

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Water Theater is an open-air theatre by the River Körös in the town of Szarvas. This unique architectural wonder was set up in the heart of Central Europe, at the gate of Békés County in the year of 2011. It resembles to a gentle blend of a stylized castle and an amphitheater in picturesque surroundings by the Körös. The Theater welcomes tourists and local people alike to its various cultural programs. At weekends dance and music productions can be seen featuring famous Hungarian artists even from across the borders. This unique atmosphere and breath-taking ambience and up to par performances provide an unforgettable cultural experience which visitors may retain as a memory of a lifetime.