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Edelény is a town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County in Northern Hungary. It lies in the valley of Bódva River, 25 km (16 mi) north of the county seat, Miskolc.

Nearby town Szendrő is also described here.


The area has been inhabited since ancient times (Paleolithic stone tools were found here). Edelény was first mentioned in 1299, but the village of Borsod, which was annexed to the town in the 20th century, was already mentioned in 1108 (Borsod comitatus belonged to the castle of Borsod in the Middle Ages). Edelény got town status in 1986.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Trains are available from Miskolc in every two hours. From Budapest you have to transfer in Miskolc. The whole journey from Budapest takes more than 3 hours and costs 3990 Ft. Other direct connections are:

  • Toward north: Tornanádaska in every two hours.

1 Edelény Train Station, Vasútállomás 2, +36 1 349-4949, . Ticket office: M–F 05:30–16:30, Su 07:30–19:00. Edelény railway station (Q22073976) on Wikidata

By bus[edit]

Frequent buses are available from Miskolc. The journey takes about 45 minutes and costs 465 Ft560 Ft.

2 Edelény Bus Station, Borsodi út 9, +36 48 341-420, . Ticket office: M–F 06:00–12:00.

Get around[edit]

There is no local public transport or taxi service. You can use the regional buses operated by Volánbusz.


L'Huillier-Coburg Palace in Edelény from the air


  • 1 L'Huillier-Coburg Palace (L’Huillier–Coburg-kastély), Borsodi út 7, +36 48 524-030, . Apr–Oct: Tu–Su 10:00–18:00; Nov–Mar: Tu–Su 10:00–17:00. This is the seventh largest palace in Hungary. This prominent example of early Baroque architecture was built between 1716 and 1730 by Jean-Francois L'Huillier, who originated from Alsace-Lorraine, France. The palace was reconstructed between 2009–2014. It's a museum now, it can be visited by guided tour. Adult: 2000 Ft2800 Ft; senior, student: 1000 Ft1400 Ft. L'Huillier-Coburg Palace in Edelény (Q1160783) on Wikidata L'Huillier-Coburg Palace on Wikipedia
  • 2 Borsod Heritage Museum (Borsodi Tájház), Borsodi út 155, +36 30 628-3007, . Tu–Su 09:00–17:00. Three dwelling houses with exhibition inside. Adult: 400 Ft; senior, student: 200 Ft.
  • 3 Reformed Church (Református templom), István király útja 47. Built in the 14th century in Gothic style. Remodeled in the 18th and 20th centuries.
  • 4 Reformed Church of Borsod (Borsodi református templom), Bors vezér út 2. Built in 1791 in late Baroque style.
  • 5 Császta Observation Tower (Császtai kilátó). 16 m (52 ft) height tower. Free to visit.


Blue Painter's House in Szendrő
  • 6 Treasure House (Kincses Ház), Kovács utca 6, Szendrő, +36 48 460-395, . Only by appointment. The permanent exhibition "Natural Treasures of the Bódva Valley" presents the architectural values found along the Bódva River as well as the rare wonders of flora and fauna in an interactive way. Adult: 600 Ft; senior, student: 400 Ft.
  • 7 Blue Painter's House (Kékfestőház), Petőfi tér 6, Szendrő, +36 48 460-395, . Only by appointment. The building was built at the beginning of the 19th century in folk Baroque style. The objects in the exhibition present the old tools of the blue painting craft. Adult: 600 Ft; senior, student: 400 Ft.
  • 8 School History Exhibition (Iskolatörténeti kiállítás), Váralja utca 6, Szendrő, +36 48 460-395, . Only by appointment. The museum opened in 1982 with a collection by Dr. István Demjén, which was selected from the school history values of Cserehát. Adult: 600 Ft; senior, student: 400 Ft.
  • 9 Upper Castle Observation Tower (Felsővár-kilátó), Szendrő, +36 48 460-395, . Only by appointment. The Upper Castle was one of the most significant castle fortifications of Borsod county in the 16-17. century. The 25 m (82 ft) high wooden observation tower designed by Pál Farkas. It was built in 2012 on the hill of Szendrő on the site of the former gunpowder tower of the castle. Adult: 600 Ft; senior, student: 400 Ft.
  • 10 Sports Gallery (Sportgaléria), Kovács utca 8, Szendrő, +36 48 460-395, . Only by appointment. 300 Ft.
  • 11 Reformed Bell Tower (Református harangtorony), Hősök tere 15, Szendrő. Built in the 15–16th century.
  • 12 Roman Catholic Church (Római katolikus templom), Gát utca 12, Szendrő. Built in the 17th century in early Baroque style. Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Szendrő (Q21189410) on Wikidata
  • 13 Pedellus House (Pedellus Ház), Fő utca 37, Szendrő, +36 48 460-395, . Only by appointment. The exhibition commemorates Hungarians who emigrated to America between the two world wars. Adult: 600 Ft; senior, student: 400 Ft.

Further afield[edit]

Reformed Church in Boldva

In Boldva:

  • 14 Reformed Church (Református templom), Monostor tér, Boldva. Built at the end of 12th century in Roman style, in basilica form with 3 naves and 2 towers at the eastern side of the building. Some parts from the 14th century in Gothic style. Remodeled in 1755 and in 19–20th century. Reformed Church in Boldva (Q833958) on Wikidata
  • 15 Roman Catholic Church (Római katolikus templom), István király út, Boldva. Built around 1830 in Classicist style.

In Hangács:

In Hidvégardó:

  • 17 Gedeon Mansion (Gedeon-kúria), Tornai út 54, Hidvégardó. Built around 1770 in Baroque style.
  • 18 Papp Mansion (Papp-kúria), Tornai út 95, Hidvégardó. Built around 1830 in folk Classicist style.
  • 19 Roman Catholic Church (Római katolikus templom), Szent István tér 1, Hidvégardó. Built in 177 in Baroque style.

In Martonyi:

  • 20 Ruins of Pauline Church and Monastery (Pálos templom- és kolostorrom), Martonyi. It was built in 1347 in Gothic style, collapsed at the end of the 16th century. Martonyi Monastery (Q1242248) on Wikidata

In Szalonna:

  • 21 Reformed Church and Wooden Bell Tower (Református templom és fa harangtorony), Kossuth utca, Szalonna. The church was built in the 12–13th century in Roman style with some Gothic parts form the 14–15th century. The wooden bell tower was built in 1765. Reformed Church, Szalonna (Q370103) on Wikidata
  • 22 Gedeon Mansion (Gedeon-kastély), Petőfi út 24, Szalonna. Built in the 19th century. Bónis–Gedeon Mansion (Q57397257) on Wikidata
Ruins of Pauline Church and Monastery in Martonyi

In Szinpetri:

  • 23 World's Largest Book (Világ Legnagyobb Könyve), Dózsa György utca 100, Szinpetri, +36 48 464 220. Apr–Sep: Tu–Su 10:00–17:00. Guinness World Records approved as the current record for "Largest book" on 21 May 2010: "The largest book measures 4.18 m (13.7 ft)×3.77 m (12.4 ft), weighs 1.42 kg (3.1 lb) and consists of 346 pages. It can be viewed in a watermill. Other exhibitions: printing history exhibition, Bible and church book collection. Adult: 1600 Ft; senior, student: 1200 Ft1300 Ft; children: 600 Ft1000 Ft.
  • 24 Reformed Church (Református templom), Dózsa György utca 65, Szinpetri. Built in 1793 in late Baroque style. (Q1246782) on Wikidata

In Szögliget:

  • 25 Roman Catholic Church of the Visitation (Sarlós Boldogasszony római katolikus templom), Szabadság tér 9, Szögliget. Built in the 13th century in Roman style, remodeled between 1788–1790 in Zopf style. Church of the Visitation, Szögliget (Q1256766) on Wikidata
  • 26 Ruins of Szádvár (Szádvár romjai), Szögliget. The castle was built in the 13th century, collapsed at the end of the 18th century. Free to visit. Ruins of Szádvár (Q1300990) on Wikidata
  • 27 Derenk Heritage House (Derenki tájház), Derenk, Szögliget.

In Tornaszentandrás:

  • 28 Roman Catholic Church (Római katolikus templom), Szabadság út, Tornaszentandrás. Built in the 12th century in Roman style, extended in the 14th century in Gothic style.


Interior of the Roman Catholic Church in Tornaszentandrás


  • 1 Coop, Borsodi út 11, +36 48 341-743. M–F 06:00-19:00, Sa 06:00–15:00, Su 07:00–11:00. Supermarket.
  • 2 Penny Market, Borsodi út 9/a, +36 29 339-345, . M–Sa 06:00–20:00, Su 07:00–18:00. Supermarket.
  • 3 Coop, Rákóczi utca 5-7, Szendrő. M–F 06:00–19:00, Sa 06:00–16:00, Su 07:00–11:00. Supermarket.


This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 2000 Ft
Mid-range 2000 Ft2400 Ft
Splurge Over 2400 Ft


L'Huillier-Coburg Palace in Edelény
  • 1 Balu Falodája, Tóth Árpád út 4. M–F 06:00–18:30, Sa 06:00–15:30. Fast food bar. 1290 Ft.
  • 2 Döner-Food, Antal György út 17, +36 30 540-5492. Tu–Sa 10:00–21:00, Su 11:00–21:00. Turkish food bar. 1390 Ft.
  • 3 Gastro Pub, Hősök tere 1. M–F 09:30–19:30, Sa 09:30–19:00. 1390 Ft, hamburger: 650 Ft.
  • 4 Retro Utas Büfé, Borsodi út 5. M–Sa 09:00–19:00, Su 14:00–19:00. Fast food bar.



Reformed Church and Wooden Bell Tower in Szalonna


  • 1 Diana Confectionery, Antal György út 4, +36 48 525-016. 08:00–18:00.
  • 2 Büfé, Kossuth Lajos út 1, Bódvaszilas. 07:00–21:00. Pub.
  • 3 Hullám Pub (Hullám söröző), Szabadság út 41, Bódvaszilas. 07:00–21:00.
  • 4 Ménes Pub (Ménes söröző), Kossuth Lajos utca 61, Szögliget, +36 30 983-8202. 07:00–21:00.
  • 5 Paszti Confectionery, Kovács utca 39, Szendrő. 10:00–19:00.
  • 6 Póker Pub, Kossuth Lajos út 17, Perkupa. 06:00–21:00.


This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 10,000 Ft
Mid-range 10,000 Ft11,000 Ft
Splurge Over 11,000 Ft


Interior of L'Huillier-Coburg Palace in Edelény



Interior of Roman Catholic Church in Szendrő


Edelény's postal code is H-3780, and its telephone area code is 48.

Go next[edit]

  • Encs – town 50 km (31 mi) east
  • Kazincbarcika – town 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest
  • Miskolc – city 24 km (15 mi) south
  • Ózd – town 45 km (28 mi) west
  • Putnok – town 30 km (19 mi) west
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