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Zalaszentgrót is a town in Zala County in the valley of Zala river.

Understand[edit]

Map of Zalaszentgrót

Zalaszentgrót was first mentioned in 1247. It was elevated to town status in 1984. The thermal bath was opened in 2001.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The passenger train service of Zalaszentgrót was canceled in 2007. The closest railway station is Zalabér-Batyk, where you can transfer to regional buses towards Zalaszentgrót, but only on weekdays. Trains are available in every two hours between Budapest-Déli pályaudvar and Zalabér-Batyk via Székesfehérvár and Veszprém. The whole journey from Budapest to Zalaszentgrót takes about 3.5 hours and costs 4000 Ft. On weekends, you have to transfer in Zalaszentiván, which takes about 4 hours and costs 4415 Ft.

1 Zalabér-Batyk Train Station, Batyk, +36 1 349-4949, . There is no ticket office, tickets can be purchased on the train. Zalabér-Batyk railway station (Q22115694) on Wikidata

By bus[edit]

Direct buses from Budapest-Népliget are available twice a day. The journey takes 4 hours and costs 4015 Ft4305 Ft. More frequent buses are available from Zalaegerszeg. The journey takes one hour and costs 650 Ft.

2 Zalaszentgrót Bus Station, Kinizsi tér 3, +36 83 360-080, . Ticket office: M–F 05:30–16:30.

Get around[edit]

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

See[edit]

Batthyány Mansion
Local History Museum

In Zalaszentgrót:

  • 1 Batthyány Mansion (Batthyány-kastély), Zala utca 1. Built in 1787 by Ádám Batthyány in late Baroque style. Batthyány Mansion in Zalaszentgrót (Q791377) on Wikidata
  • 2 Church Ruins (Templomrom), Szabadság utca. The church was built in the second half of the 13th century. In the 15th century, its sanctuary was enlarged with a tower and a monastery building.
  • 3 Historical Monument (Történelmi emlékmű), Templom tér. (Q1327930) on Wikidata
  • 4 Saint Emeric Roman Catholic Church, Templom tér. Built in 1758 in Baroque style. Saint Emeric Church, Zalaszentgrót (Q1296389) on Wikidata
  • 5 Local History Museum of Zalaszentgrót (Kiskastély, Zalaszentgróti Helytörténeti Kiállítás), Zala utca 3, +36 83 562-964, . It was built in the 18th century. There is an exhibition about local history. (Q1110981) on Wikidata
  • 6 Stone Bridge (Kőhíd). Stone bridge built in 1846 with four openings. Stone Bridge (Q1466627) on Wikidata

In Kallósd:

  • 7 Saint Anne Round Church (Szent Anna kerektemplom), Kallósd. One of the few round churches from the Árpád Age. It was built around 1260. The Romanesque church has brick walls on its stone base and a conical roof structure. An apse is set into the east end of the building. There are semicircular windows on the sides of the entrance on the south-western side. The ancient round base, the entablature, the apse and the cupola all refer to Romanesque architecture in the middle of the 13th century. Saint Anne Round Church in Kallósd (Q615396) on Wikidata Saint Anne Round Church in Kallósd on Wikipedia

In Kehidakustány:

  • 8 Ferenc Deák Memorial House (Deák Ferenc Emlékház), Kúria utca 8, Kehidakustány, +36 83 334-007. Apr–Oct Tu–Sa 10:00–19:00, Su 10:00–14:00; Nov–Mar Tu–Sa 10:00–17:00, Su 10:00–14:00. Built around 1740. It was the home of Ferenc Deák between 1808 and 1854. He was known as "The Wise Man of the Nation". It's a museum about his life. Deák Mansion, Kehida (Q904769) on Wikidata
  • 9 Church Ruins (Templomrom), Kehidakustány. Gothic style church ruins from the 14th century.
  • 10 Deák Well (Deák-kút), Kehidakustány. Ferenc Deák went to this well frequently to drink its water.
  • 11 Kehidakustány Heritage House (Kehidakustányi tájház), Hunyadi János utca 19, Kehidakustány, +36 30 236-4605. Apr–Sep Tu–Sa 10:00–18:00, Su 10:00–14:00; Oct–Mar Tu–Sa 10:00–16:00.
  • 12 Observation Tower on Old Hill (Öreg-hegyi kilátó), Kehidakustány.
  • 13 Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation (Gyümölcsoltó Boldogasszony római katolikus templom), Deák Ferenc utca 7, Kehidakustány. Built in 1747 in Baroque style. Church of the Annunciation, Kehida, Kehidakustány (Q1030565) on Wikidata
  • 14 Roman Catholic Wooden Belfry (Római katolikus fa harangláb), Hunyadi út, Kehidakustány. Built the 19th century.
  • 15 Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Cemetery Chapel (Szent Miklós római katolikus temetőkápolna), Cemetery, Kehidakustány. Built the 13th century. (Q1296668) on Wikidata

In Kisgörbő:

  • 16 Bezerédi Mansion (Bezerédi-kúria), Arany János utca 2, Kisgörbő. It was built in the second half of the 18th century.
  • 17 Saint Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church (Borromei Szent Károly római katolikus templom). Built in 1754 in Baroque style.

In Sénye:

  • 18 Simultaneum Chapel (Ökumenikus kápolna), Sénye. Built in 2002. There is a nice view to the surroundings.

In Türje:

  • 19 Norbertine Monastery (Premontrei rendház), Szabadság tér 20, Türje. Built in 1779. (Q1240166) on Wikidata
  • 20 Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation (Gyümölcsoltó Boldogasszony római katolikus templom), Szabadság tér, Türje. Built around 1230 in Romanesque style. Baroque interior, Saint Ladislaus legend mural. Church of the Annunciation in Türje (Q1328987) on Wikidata

In Zalaköveskút:

  • 21 Mother Teresa Observation Tower (Teréz anya-kilátó), Zalaköveskút. Built in 2012. Free entrance.

Do[edit]

Saint Anne Round Church in Kallósd
Simultaneum Chapel in Sénye

Culture[edit]

Leisure[edit]

Sport[edit]

Events[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Coop, Batthyány Lajos utca 22, +36 83 360-053.
  • 2 Market of Zalaszentgrót, Templom tér. Th 05:00–13:00.
  • 3 Penny Market, Batthyány Lajos utca 2/a. M–Sa 07:00–20:00, Su 07:00–18:00.
  • 4 Coop, Kossuth Lajos utca 1, Kehidakustány, +36 83 334-012.

Eat[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 2100 Ft
Mid-range 2100 Ft2500 Ft
Splurge Over 2500 Ft

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  • 4 Malomkő Restaurant, Petőfi Sándor út 1, Kehidakustány, +36 83 334-074. Tu–Su 11:30–21:00. Traditional restaurant. 2050 Ft, lunch menu: 1550 Ft.
  • 5 Mediterrán Restaurant, Kossuth Lajos utca 53, Kehidakustány, +36 30 504-7981, . W–F 16:00–22:00, Sa–Su 12:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant with local and Mediterranean cuisine and with specialties like polenta and tapas. 1990 Ft.
  • 6 Vadvirág Restaurant, Zalaszentlászló, +36 70 271-9255, . M W–Th Su 15:00–21:00, F–Sa 15:00–21:30. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria with local cuisine. 1800 Ft, pizza: 1400 Ft, hamburger: 800 Ft.

Splurge[edit]

  • 7 Csicseri Csárda, Aranyodi utca 107, +36 30 565-2644, . 10:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria with local cuisine and specialties like Jóska Savanyú robber's titbit roast and homemade dödölle with sour cream. 2540 Ft, pizza: 1400 Ft, hamburger: 890 Ft.
  • 8 Fiáker Restaurant and Guesthouse, Eötvös Károly utca 3, +36 83 361-925, . 09:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria with local cuisine. 9 rooms. 2200 Ft, pizza: 1705 Ft, hamburger: 2090 Ft, lunch menu: 1250 Ft, single room: 1000 Ft, double room: 14000 Ft.
  • 9 Szent Antal Inn (Szent Antal Fogadó), Hunyadi utca 6, Zalabér, +36 30 907 2177. 11:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine and with specialties like Göcsej bean cabbage with trotters and dödölle. 2340 Ft, lunch menu: 1050 Ft, single room: 5000 Ft, double room: 8000 Ft. Discounts on longer stay.

Drink[edit]

Cafes[edit]

Pubs[edit]

Sleep[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 12,000 Ft
Mid-range 12,000 Ft20,000 Ft
Splurge Over 20,000 Ft

Budget[edit]

Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Türje
Kehida Thermal Spa and Adventure Bath in Kehidakustány

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

  • 11 Admirál Villa, Kossuth Lajos utca 52, Kehidakustány, +36 20 998-9720, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. 7 rooms. Single room: 20,900 Ft, double room: 29,800 Ft.
  • 12 Inn for the Wanderer (Vendéglő a VándorLóhoz), Szentmihálypuszta, Zalaszentlászló, +36 30 268-0832, fax: +36 83 334-116, . Restaurant: Feb 13–Dec 11: 10:00–21:00; Dec 12–Feb 12: F–Su 10:00–21:00. 19 rooms. Traditional restaurant with local pork and beef specialties made only from local breed, free-range animals. Single room: 16,275 Ft, double room: 23,145 Ft. Discounts on longer stay.
  • 13 Kehida Thermal Hotel, Hertelendy House and Holiday Village, Kossuth Lajos utca 62, Kehidakustány, +36 83 534-500, . Hotel: 42 rooms, Hertelendy House: 24 rooms, holiday village: 15 apartment house. Single room in hotel 32,900 Ft, double room in hotel 53,800 Ft, single room in Hertelendy House 28,900 Ft, double room in Hertelendy House 45,800 Ft, apartment house in holiday village 52,900 Ft. All of types of accommodations include full admission to the thermal bath. Discounts on off-season.
  • 14 Road House, Dr. Kovács Lajos sétány 3, Kehidakustány, +36 83 900-066. 8 rooms. Single room: 36,665 Ft, double room: 40,370 Ft.
  • 15 Triász Aparthotel, Petőfi Sándor utca 10, Kehidakustány, +36 30 422-5658, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. 18 apartments. Apartment for two persons: 20,000 Ft (includes breakfast). Discounts on off-season.

Connect[edit]

Zalaszentgrót's postal code is H-8790, and its telephone area code is 83.

  • 2 Zalaszentgrót Post Office, Dózsa György utca 2, . M 08:00–18:00, Tu–F 08:00–16:00, Sa 08:00–11:00.

Go next[edit]

  • Gyenesdiás – resort village at Lake Balaton 32 km (20 mi) southeast
  • Hévíz – town with natural thermal lake 24 km (15 mi) south
  • Keszthely – town with historical downtown 24 km (15 mi) southeast
  • Pacsa – small town 34 km (21 mi) southwest
  • Sümeg – town with castle 21 km (13 mi) east
  • Vasvár – town 29 km (18 mi) northwest
  • Zalaegerszeg – city 31 km (19 mi) west
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