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Pest County

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Pest county is in Central Hungary.

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  1 Érd
Sights include the Hungarian Geographical Museum, Local History Museum, the Turkish Minaret, Votive and Calvary Chapels, ruins of Szapáry Mansion and Dog Castle, Saint Michael Well, Fundoklia Valley, Hight River Bank, Beliczay Island.
  2 Szigetszentmiklós Szigetszentmiklós on Wikipedia (Dunaharaszti, Szigethalom, Halásztelek, Tököl, Dunavarsány)
  3 Budaörs
Sights include Local History Museum, Archaeology Museum, John of Nepomuk Church, Kő Hill, Odvas Hill, Törökugrató Hill, Huszonnégyökrös Hill, Nap Hill, Tűzkő Hill.
  4 Százhalombatta
Famous about the tumulus field found at the edge of the town. Sights include Matrica Museum, Archaeological Park, the Baroque Serbian Orthodox Church, the modern Saint Stephen Church by Imre Makovecz and the Boating Lake.
  5 Budakeszi
Famous about the Wildlife Park. Other sights are the Arboretum, Heritage Museum, Pilgrimage Church of Makkosmária, Hungarian National Anthem Statue, Giant Sequoias.
  6 Törökbálint (Diósd)
Sights include Local History Collection, Walla Mansion, Lookout Tower on Anna Hill. In Diósd: Radio and Television Museum, Heritage House, Beehive Stones.
  7 Biatorbágy
Sights include the historical Railway Viaduct, Swabian Heritage Museum, Sándor-Metternich Mansion, Bolha Hill. Wine Cellars and Lookout Tower in Páty.
  8 Ráckeve
The oldest Serbian Orthodox Church in Hungary and Savoyai Palace Hotel.
  9 Zsámbék
Famous about the ruins of medieval Premontre Monastery and Church. Other sights are the Lamp Museum, Heritage Museum, Convent Garden, Turkish Well, Baroque Church, Zichy Mansion, Cellar Area. In the surroundings: Granary and Gothic-sytle chapel in Budajenő, Local History Exhibition in Perbál, Lake Garancs in Perbál, Church Ruins and Heritage House in Tök.

Eastern part[edit]

  10 Cegléd (Abony, Albertirsa)
A small town with one of the largest Reformed churches.
  11 Gödöllő (Veresegyház, Pécel, Kistarcsa, Isaszeg, Kerepes)
A town east of Budapest most famous for its former royal palace.
  12 Gyál Gyál on Wikipedia (Ócsa)
  13 Nagykőrös
  14 Vecsés Vecsés on Wikipedia (Maglód, Üllő)
  15 Monor Monor on Wikipedia (Gyömrő, Pilis)
  16 Dabas Dabas, Hungary on Wikipedia (Örkény, Újhartyán)
  17 Nagykáta Nagykáta on Wikipedia (Sülysáp, Tápiószele)
  18 Őrbottyán Őrbottyán on Wikipedia
A lovely town north-east from the capital, famous for its traditional bell founder manufacture.
  19 Aszód Aszód on Wikipedia (Tura)

Dunakeszi, Vác, Szentendre, Pomáz, Pilisvörösvár, Nagymaros, Verőce, Szob and Visegrád are described in the Danube Bend article.

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In the early 20th-century town hall of Abony
  • 1 Abony (Take a bus from Szolnok or from Cegléd, between Budapest and Szolnok). "Kaszáló" Forest, One of the biggest settlement in Europe of the blue falcon, Abonyi Lajos Exhibition Hall, local historical collection, "Vigyázó" Mansion, Classicist, Baroque style monument building, St Stephen Roman Catholic Church, built in the 1790s in baroque style. Reformed Church, built in 1785, in late baroque style, a symbol of Abony, Abony Zoo, In the seven-acre mixed-planted forest, under the "sky-high trees' foliage in the cool shade, you can visit wild animals. Read more:Cegléd#Further_afield
  • 2 Apaj (50 km from Budapest). Sights: Reform church, Millennium Park and Upper Kiskunsag Plain is part of the Kiskunsag National Park
  • 3 Aszód (East of Gödöllő). Evangelistic Church in Aszód (Csengery utca 1., Phone: +36 30 9521963), Podmaniczky palace - Széchenyi mansion (Szabadság tér 8.,Phone: +36 28 500666), Petőfi Museum (Szontágh lépcső 2.,Phone: +36 28 500650, fax: +36 28 500651, apm@invitel.hu)
  • 4 Dánszentmiklós (Take a bus from Cegléd (30km)). Muzsik Mansion, now it is a nursery school, built in the end of the 19th century (Hu: Muzsik-kastély Loc: Nyárfa utca 1., Phone: +36 53 374016, mosolygoalma4@freemail.hu, Opening hours: Mo-Fr: 7.00-17.00). Plósz Mansion (Hu: Plósz-kúria. Loc:Nyárfa utca 53., Phone: +36 53 574000). Wekerle Farm or Estate and the village of Dánszentmiklós were settled in the times of the Kingdom of Árpád due to their excellent location and the presence of a nearby lake. The settlement probably owes its name to a landowner named "Dán". In the 18th and 19th centuries, the estate was owned by the Beleznay family. The L-shaped, two-storey manor house was constructed in a classicist style with seven rooms. The commercial buildings and servants' quarters were situated opposite. On the inside of the L-shape, ten irregularly positioned columns marked a corridor leading to the entrance, with the columns doubling up at the corners. (Hu:Wekerle Major. Loc: Wekerle-major, Phone: +36 20 3448090, info@wekerle-major.hu). Ugody Manor court (Loc:Rákóczi utca 2., Phone: +36 53 374377, built in early 19th century, in eclectic style, only from outside), St Nicholas Church, a modern church was built in 1958. (Hu:Szent Miklós templom. Loc: Dózsa György út 102/a, Phone:+36 30 5502282, Admission: free of charge). With English, German, Hungarian guide you can go horse riding or take a riding tour, or riding for hunting in the spacious park surrounding the Wekerle Estate, where you can enjoy the most of the beautiful Hungarian countryside.
Lakes of Délegyháza
  • 5 Délegyháza (South 27km of Budapest, take a train or bus). Protected wildpear tree a natural monument (Hu:Védett vadkörtefa, Admission:free. Located:Vadkörtefa Street, on the land behind of the agricultural cooperative society's office. Phone:+36 24 542155, fax:+36 24 542156). Maple alley, a natural monument with twelve maples between the churches (Hu:Védett juharfa sor. Loc: Szabadság tér, admission: free), "Kristóffy" Australian pines (Hu:Kristóffy-féle fekete fenyők. Location: bus stop at the agricultural cooperative society), Sárossy's stone cross (Hu: Sárossy család kőkeresztje, located in the cemetery, in memorial of Nagysárosi Sárossy Dezső and his family), Our Lady of Hungary Roman Catholic Church. Built in 2000. (Hu: Magyarok Nagyasszonya Római Katolikus Templom. Loc: Szabadság tér, Phone: +36 24 472017, sandoratya@freemail.hu, free), Reformed Church, built in 1993. (Hu:Délegyházi Református Templom. Loc: Szabadság tér 1., Phone: +36 24 484452, blank3@vnet.hu), St. Steven Statue, is called "The Church of South Whispering Giants". Designed by an American sculptor, made of oak, St. Stephen's face and turul together. (Hu: Szent István szobor. Loc: Szent István park, Phone:+36 24 212011). St. Elisabeth statue and headstone The full-length, stone statue sculpture executed by the official jury also proved to be a worthy creations. The statue was donated by locals. The headstone was carved for the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Délegyháza. The three branch symbolize: the establishment of Hungary, the war of independence in 1848 and it is a memorial of the revolution of 1956. (Hu: Kopjafa. Loc: Szabadság tér 1-3. Phone:+36 24 212011, titkarsag@delegyhaza.hu), Delegyhaza lakes are in Pest county's largest lake system. The central lakes have more than 300ha of water surface. There are eight lakes for swimming, fishing, ice skating, water sports and relaxation is also suitable. (Hu: Délegyházi tórendszer. Loc: lake system, Phone: +36 24 542155, info@delegyhaza.hu). Events: St. Elizabeth's day. Take a walk or bycicle tour around the lakes.
  • 6 Dömsöd (Close to Ráckeve). Sights: Petőfi Sándor Memorial Museum and Vecsési - Bazsonyi Gallery, local history collection and Memorial Museum dedicated to the great Hungarian poet exhibits literary memorabilia related to his stay in Dömsöd. Also here permanent selection from the works of local painters (Hu:Petőfi Sándor Emlékmúzeum és Vecsési Sándor - Bazsonyi Arany Képtár. Loc:Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 6. Phone:+36 20 2532589, fax: +36 24 435363, Opening hours: Tu, Fr-Sa 10:00-16:00. Admission: Adult Ft200/100). Dömsöd Island, an excursion place contents: Sports fields, restaurants, small river beaches. Relatively shallow waters of the kids can have fun too. Take a cozy walks of backwater. (Hu:Dömsöd sziget. Loc:On Danube. Phone :+36 24 523123), Reformed Church built in 1775 in Copf architectural style, internal by Late Baroque furniture. The square in front of the church was one of the locations where the all-time favourite movie, for Hungarians, about Matthias the Gooseherd (Ludas Matyi) was shot in 1948 (Hu:Református templom. Loc: Petőfi tér 71. Phone: +36 24 434477, domsodnagytemplom.ref@gmail.com, the office open: Mon 9-12, Thu 9-12), Baptist Church, rebuilt 1995 in Modern style, serves ecclesiastic and cultural purposes. (Loc: Szabadság utca 125.Phone:+36 24 519775), Bathory Julia Glass Collection (Hu:Báthory Júlia Üveggyűjtemény.)
Patriot Monument, Isaszeg
  • 7 Isaszeg (Four km south of Gödöllő, the train station located west of center). Sights: The old parochial church, St. Stephen Church, Local History Collection, presents Isaszeg history from prehistoric times to 1945, Army graves in cemetery, a monument, Jewish cemetery, Patriot Monument. Events: Memorial Day: Battle of the April 6, the Day of the fiesta: Aug 20th, Pentecost tasting fight: May, Day of the Town: Jul 1. Take walking tour (Map). Read more:Gödöllő#Isaszeg
Pillory stone before Reformed church in Kiskunlacháza
  • 8 Kiskunlacháza (Six km from the Danube river, Hwy 51 pass it). Sights: Reformed Church, before its located a "shame stone" or the pillory (1771). The Reformed church was built in 1822-24, Peregi St. Michael's Catholic Church (1774), Lacházi St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Angyalos house with local historical collection. The house was built in 1906, in mixed eclecticism and historicism style, Cemetery chapel of Pereg, Hajós mansion, the Classicist building now as a guest-house catering for equestrian tourists. Read more: Ráckeve#Further_afield
  • 9 Kocsér (Middle Age name: Kötsér, German: Kolter) (10km east-southeast of Nagykőrös, 13km northwest of Tiszakécske, buses from Cegléd or Kecskemét). Kocsér is a village located in the north-eastern to ridge of the Danube-Tisza. Sights: Saline pasture, nature protection area, plant and animal species. Part of the Hungarian steppes area ('puszta'), evolved as a result of grazing in the past centuries. St. Stephan Roman Catholic Church found in 15th century, rebuilt on a new site in 1873 to King St. Stephen honor (Hu:Szent István király Templom. Reformed Church: Gothic church ruins are in the Catholic cemetery. - Scratching Dog Tavern, an architectural monument which has been operating since the 1700s. Events: pony race (two days long), farewell (Aug 20). To Do: fishing lake, Toma lake in nearby, hunting options). Read more: Nagykőrös#Further_afield
  • 10 Mogyoród (18km northeast of the limit of Budapest in Pest county, take the HÉV suburban train from Örs Vezér tér). Sights: Hungaroring, a motor-racing circuit in Mogyoród where the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix is held. To Do: Aquarena, the largest waterpark in Hungary.
  • 11 Monor (First go to Budapest and from there by bus or train. If you have a car M3 motorway to M0 motorway further to M4). Green Market, Strázsa mountain cellars (Strázsa-hegyi pincesor) almost hundred architectural value 19th century building, local history exhibit former pharmacy built in 1850s (address: Kossuth L. u. 86/a.), walnut sculpture of St. Urban, Assumption church (Nagyboldogasszony templom, late Baroque style, built in 1800-1806), Vigadó (Kossuth Lajos és Ady Endre utca corner, 1909), Angel fountain (Luther tér, before Lutheran church). Stay: Nikolette Pension (rooms: one, two or three beds, Ady Endre út 38., T:+3629414524), Nyerges Hotel (Hegyessy-tanya 57.) and riding school. Do: Junior Lovarda riding school, (price: from Ft1,800, Kossuth Lajos utca. Tel: +36 20 4907584)
Reformed church, Ócsa
  • 12 Ócsa (SE ten km from Budapest city limit). Peasant House Museum, local historical collection, six unique peasant houses may stand under the Ancient Monuments Act and show the architecture of the 18th century villages. The personal articles, tools, clothes, and furnishing that are on display in the house, were part of the everyday life of the inhabitants of Ócsa 100-200 years ago. (Hu: Ócsai Tájház, Loc: Dr. Békési Panyik Andor út 4-6., Phone: +36 30 4943368 — ocsaitajhaz@dinpig.hu, Opening hours 1 Feb-30 Nov: Mon closed. Tu-Fr 9-16 Sa, Su and holiday 10-17, Admission: Adult/reduced: Ft800/500) Ócsa Landscape Protection Area, over 200 bird species: mostly Great White Egret, White Stork, Warbler species, different insects. Residue species of psicrophile plants, Orchids, Siberian Iris, moor meadows, moor forests, swamps. Here located a presentation house, educational path and look-out tower (Hu: Ócsai Tájvédelmi Körzet - More info: Dr. Békési Panyik Andor út 4-6., Phone: +36 30 4943368. ocsaitajhaz@dinpig.hu, Location: The Peasent House Museum in the town center is the best starting point for any tours. The strictly closed areas can only be accessed and visited by professional tour guides.) Reformed Church in Ócsa, The pride of its is the Roman style Basilica, which was built in the 13th century in Romanesque style by the members of the French religious Order of Premontre. The cruciform basilica with three naves and two towers was build for monks in the 13th century. In 1995 the church was awarded Europa Nostra diploma fot the thorohgh renovation. (Hu: Ócsai Református Templom - Loc: Békési Panyik Andor utca 9., Phone: +36 29 378142, fax: +36 29 378142 oreftempl@monornet.hu, Opening hours 1 Nov-28 Feb: only by appointment (every day, except Monday); 1 Mar-31 Oct 9.00-17.00 except Mon excpect church service (Sun 10.00-12.00) and wedding ceremony. Admission: adult/retired: Ft300). Szentháromság Church, built in 1774 in Baroque style and it got to consecration in 1777. His tower was built in a smaller, plainer form at the present one, was being built according in 1993. The building is with a uniform baroque style. 2-2 of his side windows are segment arc. Approximately 20 meters high, the tower façade plane matches arched window above the circular window above the entrance. The church stands in the array of bell housing, followed by a sill is separated from the clock tower. (Hu:Ócsai Szentháromság templom Loc: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Endre utca 28., Phone: +36 24 378048)
Palace of Pécel
  • 13 Ráday Castle - Pécel (Ráday Kastély - Pécel), Pécel, Kálvin tér 1 (A few km east of Budapest city limit), +36 28 453354, fax: +36 28 453354, . Open: May-Oct. Opening hours: Fri-Sun 10.00-18.00. Scientists, writers of the special meeting was frescoed castle 250 years ago. The building is now seen its predecessor, which was a small mansion, the old Protestant families from Parížovce Ráday built by Paul, who II. Rákóczi Ferenc diplomat, Chancellor of the secret, then the war of independence after the fall of the Protestant leader was home. There is also a Lutheran church (Hu: Péceli Evangélikus templom, Loc.: Tanácsház u. 2.). It was a popular resort place for welthy citizens in 1900s. There are a couple monument 'kúria's (Bárczy mansion, Erdey-Grúz mansion, Zsigmondy mansion, David Francsek-mansion, Pekáry mansion. Prónai mansion, Szemere-Keiner mansion, Kovásznai Smith Mansion). Admission: Adults/reduced: Ft600/400.
Pilis, Former Beleznay Mansion
  • 14 Pilis (Located on the Budapest-Cegléd-Záhony rail line, close to Monor). Town Hall, a folk architecture monument, former village inn. Single-storey corner house built in classicist style with some romantic decoration. (Hu: Loc.:Kossuth Lajos út 47., Phone: +36 29 696310, Open: Mo 08:00-18:00, We Th 08:00-12:00). Evangelical Church, the baroque church was built in several stages in the late 18th century (Hu: Loc.:Kossuth út 34., Phone: +36 29 498134 .gyorgy.kramer@lutheran.hu). Gerje Stream, a nature conservation area. The source region of the Gerje stream located on Fen peatlands, one of the very rare lowland resources. Between the water and fresh vegetation can be find some unique orchid varieties and Central Europe's largest contiguous forest of alders, also can you see here a number of protected birds such as the mallard duck, water fowl and reed bunting (Hu: Loc.:Pilis center from Hwy 4. about hundred meters away. Phone: +36 29 498090). Beleznay-Nyáry Mansion mansion built in 1717, a precious monumental building. The building is an outstanding example of theresian baroque mansion architecture. Staying in the middle of a significant size park. The two-storey main building connecting co-towers on both sides. Today housing a primary school. (Hu:Beleznay-kastély Loc.:Kossuth Lajos utca 31., Phone: +36 28 498111). Cellar lines of Hegyek (Hegyeki pincesor). Events: Nyáry Music Festival, Pop Festival on 20 August, Csilló horse-riding days
Pusztavacs
  • 15 Pusztavacs, Pest county (54 km south-east of Budapest.). equestrianism. Interest there is the middle of the Country
Grassalkovich-Pejacsevich Mansion in Szada
  • 16 Szada (Take bus from Gödöllő or from Vác via Veresegyház). - Bertalan Székely Memorial house, Bertalan Székely was a Hungarian painter in the 19th century. He was the main representative of national romanticism. He has a studio in Szada where located now the museum. The garden of its is full of botanical rarities surrounds the house and studio. (Hu:Székely Bertalan Emlékház. Loc.: Székely Bertalan utca 22., directions=west half km from main road, 'Dózsa György út'. Tel: +36 28 405453, F: +36 28 503181, szebemk.szada@telehaz.hu, Opening hours: Tu-F: 14:00-18:00 Sa-Su: 15:00-18:00, Admission: Guidance: Ft1000, ticket: Ft150. Guide Hungarian, English and French languages ​​as possible). Local History Collection, historical, ethnographical exhibitions (Hu:Szadai Tájház, 2111 Szada, Kossuth utca 6., directions= Dózsa György út (Main road) off on east side. Tel:+36 28 404798, F:+36 28 405181, szada@szada.hu, Opening hours: By booking. Admission: Free. Hungarian, German and English guide.)
Szentmártonkáta
  • 17 Szentmártonkáta (Accessible by car on the on Hwy 31; by rail there is the Budapest-Újszász-Szolnok railway line. Long distance buses linked with Budapest (50km) and Jászberény (20km)). Now the number of residents: 5070 people. Prónay-Dessewffy-Polgár Mansion, a landlord possession architectural monuments. The single-storey neo-classical mansion today is home to the offices (Hu: Prónay-Dessewffy-Polgár Kastély. Loc.: along the road #31. Tel: +36 (29) 462101 can not be visited only from outside). Reformed Church, 18-19 century, built in the late Baroque architectural style. 1822-23 was extended with a tower. Dual pillar pairs and three arched openings decorated the front chor part (Hu: Református Templom. Loc.: Rákóczi út 1., T: +36 29 462101, Admission: Free). Roman Catholic Church (Hu: Római Katolikus Templom, Loc.: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky 2., Tel: +36 29 462118, http://users.atw.hu/rkt-sztmnkata/tort.html). Local History Collection, historical leaves and other documents of II. Rákóczi, Samuel Battha Governor Commissioner appointment papers wroted by Kossuth Lajos Governor (Hu:Községtörténeti Kiállítás. Rákóczi út 54., T:+36 29 463159, F: +36 29 463159 Opening hours: Mo Tu Sa 13-18 Th, Fr 10-12; 13-18. szentmartonkata@telehaz.hu). Gicei Hill Nature Protected Area, rare plants and animals are found on this area. Here can be seen regularly otter and osprey.Old oaks located on the lakeshore. Further is a beautiful meadow with a lot of White narrow- and broad-leaved sedges. The greatest value of the area is the Upper Tapio creek with excellent water quality and remarkably rich fish stocks. (Hu: Gicei-hegy [dead link] tapiotk@monornet.hu).
  • 18 Szigetbecse (German:Wetsch) (Three km south of Ráckeve). -Catholic and Protestant Cemetery, is a Monument. There are beautiful, well-kept graves. For settled Hungarians from Upper Hungary (now Slovakia) created the Protestant cemetery. Both cemetery reflects the burial customs. Opposite the entrance is the World War II heroes monument. Watch the fence assembled from the old grave stones! (Hu: Szigetbecsei Temető, Loc.: Akácfa utca, Tel: +36 24 513510, szigetbecse@upcmail.hu). Statue of St. Vendel. St. Vendel is the patron saint of animals. The statue was put here because since 1863 here were the common pastures of the village, and farmers herded out to graze the animals here. The statue depicts St. Vendel in shepherd outfit, with a lamb and a stick in his hand. (Hu:Szent Vendel szobor. Loc.: Akácfa utca and Napsugár utca corner.) Swabian houses, monument dwelling houses The beautiful porched and iron fenced Swabian village houses are the gems of the village. Made in around the 1850s. (Hu: Sváb házak. Loc.: Petőfi Sándor utca #20., 24., 30., 35. Can be viewed only from the outside.). St. John of Nepomuk statue. At bank of the of 'dead fork' of Danube stay the Baroque statue of St. John of Nepomuk, the waters of the patron saint.The 1838' flood height is signed on the statue's base.Next to a statue located a World War II soldier's grave (Hu: Nepomuki Szent János szobor. Loc: Petőfi Sándor utca, Tel: +36 24 513510). Tree of Life. A wood carving sculpture. The name and date of birth of local children placed on it who in the third millennium was born. The enamel badges made by Fodor Piroska artist.The statue symbolizes life, the trunk symbolizes the mother, motherhood, fertility. (Hu: Életfa. Loc: Balassi tér. Tel: +36 24 513510, F: +36 24 513511). St. Stephen's Church memorial site. On Petofi Sandor street before you get off towar the backwater stop at a nice little park. A cross is in the middle of it, which keeps Szigetbecse first church memory, named after martyr St. Stephen. (Hu: Szent István templom emlékhelye. Loc: Petőfi Sándor utca, Tel: +36 24 513510). André Kertész Memorial Museum, perhaps best known Hungarian Photographer in the 20th century is André Kertész. André Kertész born in 1849, spent much time of his childhood and youth with relatives in Szigetbecse. On his first photos can be see the local landscape and its inhabitants. Content of exhibit: 120 original and signed photographs, and the furniture and some personal belongings from his apartment of New York City. (Hu:André Kertész Emlékmúzeum. Loc: Makádi út 40. T: +36 24 513510, F: +36 24 513510. Open: May-Sep. Sa Su 10:00-17:00. Free of charge.) Tőzike Nature Path, in a Nature Protected Area. The trail starts at the Becse side of Danube backwater, where the Kereszt street reaches the Danube River. The length of its only one kilometer. The trail consists five information table, each of them can be easy to get to. (Hu: Szigetbecsei Tőzike tanösvény. Loc:Dunube Backwater. T: +36 24 513510, F: +36 24 513511, csucske@freemail.hu) Lake Balassi. After reconstruction of the lake, grass planting and finished around its the walkway with benches. The space is great place to the Village Day event, in winter is good to skating, ice hockey. (Hu: Balassi téri tó. Loc: Balassi tér , mid part of the village. T:+36 24 513510, F:+36 24 513511, szigetbecse@upcmail.hu) St. Michael Roman Catholic Church The simple, Copf style church nemed after St. Michael the patron of the village. The church was built between 1800-1803. From the main entrance to the left on a pedestal of a stone cross can be see the name of locaals who fallen in World War I. (Hu: Római Katolikus Templom - Szent Mihály Templom. Loc: Makádi út 32. T: +36 24 513260. - Event: Easter Sunday Egg Run (Loc: Petőfi Sándor St.). St. Michael's Day farewell.
  • 19 Szigethalom (Northern part of Csepel Island. Take H6 suburban rail (two stops are here:'Szigethalom', 'Szigethalom alsó'). Pest County Volan has a bus station here. There is a significant suburban bus traffic via Halásztelek (690) and Szigetszentmiklóson (673, 674, 675, 676) to Csepel; or through Lakihegy (689) and Leshegy (691) to Kelenföld; and to settlements of Csepel Island (692) and the left bank settlements of the Danube in Ráckeve area (660, 661, 663, 664, 665, 667, 668) also start from here some long-distance bus services. It has three local lines to explore city (693, 694, 695), their last stop is here.). - Europa Mile Stone erected on the occasion of joining to EU, on 1 May 2004, was opened on the Dísz téren. It shows the distances between the then EU capitals and Szigethalom. (Hu: Európa Mérföldkő és 1848-49es forradalom és szabadságharc emlékmű. Loc: Dísz tér). St. Stephen's statue, The State founder King is displayed in full royal vestments, with a crown on his head, holding scepter and orb. (Hu: Szent István-szobor. Loc: Szabadkai utca 70., T:+36 24 403656, F:+36 24 514800). The Ark sandstone statue, Bárka Tamás works, a modern stone-carved monument. The universe, the hugging arms, symbolizing the care. (Hu: Bárka-szobor. Loc: Rákóczi út 147). Local History Collection includes Ethnographic collection, Family History exhibition and economic collection (Hu: Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény. Fiumei u. 48. T: +36 70 3807681 helytorteneti.gyujtemeny@vszk.eu open Tu Fr 13:00-17:00. ticket Ft400). Szigethalmi wildlife park and petting zoo. A family business. For groups and families can relax in a pleasant environment. Wildlife Park: playground, petting zoo, fish pond, pony riding, animal feeding, picnic facilities await the visitors. (Hu: Szigethalmi vadaspark és állatsimogató. Loc: Rákóczi utca 159., Tel: +36 70 4013924, http://www.szigethalmivadaspark.hu/ szigethalmivadaspark@gmail.com Opening Hours: Winter hours: M: Closed Tu-Su 10:00-16:30. Admission: over 14 y: Ft1000). Event: the National Twin Meeting. Pest County Seniors Meeting.
  • 20 Szigetszentmárton (German: Sankt Martin) (Ráckeve Municipality. Take H6 suburban rail to stop Szigetszentmárton-Szigetújfalu or Take Hwy 51 via Ráckeve), . Roman Catholic Church, main sight of its is St. Martin's paintings made around 1800, located above the main altar. Built in copf style. (Hu: Római katolikus templom . Loc: Templom tér 1., T:+36 24 456295, F:+36 24 456295).
  • 21 Szigetszentmiklós. - Adam Jenő Memorial House. Here born the Kossuth Prized, Merited Artist (1896-1982), who left all his property to hometown. A porched, 120-year-old whitewashed house exhibited the musical legacy and furniture of Adam Jenő. (Hu: Ádám Jenő Emlékház. Árpád utca 29., Located next to Local History Collection Tel: +36 24 368264, F: +36 24 530981. Opening hours: M-F 8:00-16:00 (also by appointment on Saturdays)). Local History Collection, located a traditional, tripartite division farmhouse inlude clean room, connecting room, kitchen. The exhibit contents: ethnographic exhibition, unearthed archaeological finds from the area, 19-20th century historic monuments. The farm implements, agrarian vehicles are an open building. (Hu: Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény. Loc: Árpád utca 34., Tel: +36 24 368264, F: +36 24 530981, muzeum@sargahaz.com. Opening hours: M-F 8:00-16:00 (also by appointment on Saturdays)). City Gallery Art exhibitions hold here. (Hu:Városi Galéria. Loc: Tököli út 19., Tel: +36 24 530980, F: +36 24 530981, varosi.galeria@sargahaz.com Opening hours: M-Th 11:00-18:00. Sa 9:00-13:00 F and Su Closed. Admission: Free). Imre Molnar Zither Collection. The collection was based instruments of the folk artist Imre Molnar. 133 instruments are here. Museum pieces zither, old trough and bulbous zithers, diatonic and chromatic zithers, bulbous concert zithers. Other string instruments as epinette, Kantele, banjo, tambourine can be see here. (Hu: Molnár Imre Citeragyűjtemény. Loc:Tököli u. 19., T:+36 24 530980, F:+36 24 530981, sargahaz@sargahaz.com. Admission: Free.) Czuczor Island Nature Protected Area: the vicinity of the upper branch of the Danube estuary is a valuable wetland area can be find. The flora and fauna of side branch is rich and varied. (Hu:Szigetszentmiklósi Czuczor-sziget. Loc: Outskirt. T:+36 24 505505). Nature Trail of Szigetszentmiklós, 1 km long trail, the branch of the Danube of Ráckeve. Very intimate environment. There are the bridges to cross. (Hu:Szigetszentmiklósi tanösvény. Loc: Szigetszentmiklós, Holtág (Backwater)). Baptist Church of Szigetszentmiklós, The 250-seat church opened in 1996. Also a permanent exhibition of local history and the history of the church is located in the crypt. (Hu: Baptista Egyház Szigetszentmiklósi Gyülekezete. Loc: Kinizsi utca 43., Tel: +36 24 656373, http://miklosibaptista.hu/ paroczi@t-online.hu Opening hours: Mo: closed Tu-Su 9:00-14:00. Admission: Free. The order of worship: Sunday 10:00-11.30, at 17:00).
  • 22 Szigetújfalu (Újfalu, Nova Villa) (Ráckeve Municipality. Take H6 suburban rail to stop Szigetszentmárton-Szigetújfalu). Ferenc Nemes Exhibition Hall: he exhibit shows the artist's own works of art. These are folk art work. Bone, wood, stone, horn carvings. (Hu:Nemes Ferenc Kiállítóterme. Loc: Szőlő utca 9., Tel: +36 24 463175 Admission: Free). German Minority Exhibition Hall and Community Center, the belongings, period furniture and garments of local German families (Hu: Német Nemzetiségi Kiállítóhely és Közösségi Ház. Loc: Diófa utca 15., Tel: +36 70 3878175, volgyiresi@gmail.com). Flood Forest Nature Protected Area, excursion place (Hu: Ártéri erdő, Tel: +36 24 543000). Börzsöny Collection (Hu: Börzsöny Közérdekű Muzeális Gyűjtemény. Loc: Szent László utca 14., Tel: +36 27 370408, http://www.pmmi.hu/ borzsonymuzeum@gmail.com). Forest Train (Hu:Szobi Erdei Vasút, 2628 Szob, Erdei Vasút, Tel: +36 20 2037660, borzsonykisvasut@uw.hu).
Danube backwater in nearby Taksony
  • 23 Taksony (German: Tax) (Road#510 crossing, Hwy51 from southeast passing the settlement. Szigetszentmiklós district. Twenty km south of Budapest. Ráckeve Municipality). Sights: First World War Veterans Memorial was built in 1937. This was inaugurated on the south side of the church hill (Hu: Első világháborús emlékmű. Loc: Hősök tere). Gábor Bellusi Baross Memorial, he was an outstanding economic and transport politician in the dualistic era. He was called the "Railway Minister" because his effective developing of the railway progress. The monument was built in 1998.(Hu: Bellusi Baross Gábor emlékműve. Loc: Baross tér). The bandstand is located under the 'Gongorda' which is made of 18 gongs. There plays music on weekdays at 15:30, weekends and holidays at 11:00 and 15:30. (Hu:Zenepavilon gongsorral.Loc: Fő tér). Bronze bust of Albert Wass, which was made in 2008. It was created to symbolize the resettled Transylvanian Hungarians unity. (Hu: Wass Albert bronz mellszobra. Loc: Szent Anna tér). Bronze bust of Taksony General, who was a leader of a Hungarian tribe in Conquest era. The bust was made in 1976 near the 1000th anniversary after general’s death. (Hu:Taksony vezér bronz mellszobra, Loc: Fő út.). The bust of Archbishop Jozsef Mindszenty was uncovered in 2009. (Hu: Mindszenty József hercegprímás mellszobra. Loc: Fő tér. Front of the St. Anne church.) St Stephen's bust: the park was refurbished in 2007. (Hu: Szent István király mellszobra.Loc: Szent István park.) The main street of the village, which include several restored traditional farmhouse and the country house is closed by the new park. German Minority House, a Folk Art Monument preserve the ancestor’s memories and represent valuable traditions of Taksony. The main objective is cultivate the Swabian traditions, and keeping alive the memory. (Hu: Német Nemzetiségi Tájház. Loc: Dózsa György utca 52., Tel: +36 24 487046). Taksony island, and backwater, Taksony Nature Trail Nature Protected Area This is a water area where are variety of protected animal and plant species found. The trail is starting from the small bridge of the island and going on at the bank of the dredged backwater until the Dunaharaszti border. which introduce the visitors to wildlife and natural backwaters beauty. (Hu: Taksony Sziget és holtág és Taksonyi tanösvény. Loc: Sziget (Island), between the Ráckevei (Soroksári) Danube river in the left side, northwestern part of Taksony municipality area. T: +36 24 520777). The circle dome church was built in 1958, in Modern style. In Europe, there are only three temples where is a larger diameter oval dome without stand. Became the patron saint of St. Anne. (Hu: Szent Anna római katolikus templom és templomkert. Loc: Fő tér. Tel: +36 24 518990, F: +36 24 518990, langandras46@freemail.hu). In 1992, the Chapel was built, in 2010 they were complete the renovation of an old farmhouse and built a parish. (Hu: Református Imaház.Loc: Virág utca 6. Tel: +36 24 490389, http://www.taksony.reformatus.hu taksony.ref@gmail.com). Stay: Fitness Sziget Youth Hostel. Loc: Sziget sétány 5. T:+36 30 9484221. Ft2500 p.p. open Apr-Oct. twelve rooms, four bed dorms. Fitness and kayak camps. Do: Eurovelo bike path 2 km section is here.
European bee-eater. A colony located close to Tápióbicske
  • 24 Tápióbicske (Nagykátai subregion. From Monor take Hwy4, from Nagykáta or Tápiószecső take Hwy31. The nearest railway station is located in Nagykáta.). Sight: - European bee-eater Bird Colony, in a Nature Protected Area (Hu: Gyurgyalag kolónia Loc: Tápióbicske, Outskirt, Ádánd, Felsőhegy hill northern slope. T: +36 29 382028, free of charge. ).
Tapiogyorgye Outskirts
  • 25 Tápiógyörgye (Szolnok, a half hour drive away. Betweeen Tápioszele and Újszász turn north from main road 311.). =Sights: Stone Cross in Churchyard, Monument made in Renaissance style (Hu: Templomkert Kőkeresztje Loc: Martinovics u. 1., Tel: +36 53 383001, http://www.muemlekem.hu/muemlek?id=7434 ). Village museum, a local history and ethnographical Collection (Hu: Falumúzeum. Loc: Béke út 2., Tel: +36 53 383060. Open: mid Mar-Sep. Admission: Free). Bibic Trail, in a Nature Protected Area, include look-out tower, educational path, presentation house, forest school (Hu: Bibic-tanösvény. Loc: Outskirt, toward Újszász along Tápió river area. T: +36 53 383001 for guide, Admission: Free). Saint Anna Roman Catholic Church It was built in 1860. (Hu: Római katolikus Szent Anna templom. Loc: Szent Háromság tér 1., Tel: +36 30 4524950, atatya@freemail.hu). Stay: Youth camp in Tápiógyörgye in five buildings, sixty beds. T: +36 53 383070. F:+36 53 583500. Ágnes Farm: +36 (20) 2141111, F: +36 1 2848456, Email: neuvirth.judit@gmail.com. Ft4400 p.p. five rooms, fishing facilities, horse riding, hiking, hunting services. Eat: Györgyey Restaurant and Guest House. Loc: Táncsics út 2. T:+36 53 583546, +36 30 9555770. F +36 53 383002. Opening hours: M-Su: 07:00-22:00. Seventy seats, WiFi, bicycle storage.
  • 26 Tatárszentgyörgy (South). ancient juniper fields
  • 27 Veresegyház, Pest county. Sight of its the bear sanctuary, Roman Catholic Church: Built in 1777, Roman Catholic cemetery: in 1806 and 1849, Reformed Church: was built in 1786.

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  • 1 Gödöllő Land Protected Area (Gödöllői Tájvédelmi Körzet) (From north Vác to Albertirsa. The eastern part from Erdőkertes to Pécel). A part of the Duna–Ipoly National Park. Cultural, natural sights. Sports: biking, walking, horse riding, hunting
  • 2 Ócsa Land Protected Area (Ócsai Tájvédelmi Körzet). Organised tours
  • Pest County Red Trail (Pest Megyei Piros (PMP)), Vary (Start from Verőce on Börzsöny mountains the final stop is Apajpuszta of the Great Plains. Passes the following locations: Katalinpuszta - Kosd - Rád - Vácduka - Sződ - Vácrátót - Őrbottyán - Vácegres - Gödöllő - Isaszeg - Gyömrő - Péteri - Hosszúberek - Csévharaszt - Ócsa - Délegyháza - Dunavarsány - Szigetcsép - Szigetújfalu - Ráckeve - Dömsöd - Apaj.). All years. Pest county's longest hiking trails (245km). Free of charge.

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