"Jaszbereny town of the Goldern Horn and Electrolux" Jaszbereny by budapest8
Jaszbereny Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 37 photos
I decided to pay a visit here on my daughters birthday on July 26th
just to get out of the house and fed up with the heat wave which
forced us to stay inside the previous days. Here is some text copied from the net.
The city of Jászberény (1991 est. pop. 29,221)I would guess the population
is around 40,000 today, is located one hundred kilometers
east of Budapest, Hungary. Jászberény is the Hungarian sister city
of Yazd in Iran.central Hungary, on the Zagyva River, a tributary
of the Tisza. Attila the Hun was reputedly buried at JAszberEny.
The History of Jászberény
The 'Jász' people are of Iranian descent and settled near the
rivers Zagyva and Tarna together with the 'Kun' people during
the course of the thirteenth century.The Hungarian rulers
granted the Jász special privileges.
Thus, the Jász were able to be more or less self-governing in
an area in which Jászberény developed into the regional,
cultural and administrative centre. After the end of the
Ottoman Empire,Emperor Lipot I sold the area to the Knights
of the Teutonic Order. This saw the end of the privileged position
of Jászberény. However, the Jász did not want to accept this
situation and started to collect money with which they could
buy their freedom. By 1745, they had collected half a million
Rhinish gold florins, a considerable sum for those days.
However, then the famous 'Act of Salvation' took place:
the Empress Maria Theresa restored their land and their
hereditary privileges to the Jász. From this point onwards,
In the 1950s, various industrial firms chose to settle in
Jászberény which had been very much an agricultural
community up to this point. This development resulted
in an increase in the number and type of jobs available
and brought increased prosperity to the inhabitants of
Jászberény. Despite the economic difficulties of recent
years, Jászberény has continued to grow and has been
able to invest in the necessary infrastructure.
At the same time, more and more firms have chosen Jászberény
as a centre for their operations. However, Jászberény
not only values economic growth but has also developed
into a cultural centre of national renown. In 1995, the two
hundred and fiftieth Anniversary of the Act of Salvation was
celebrated in Jászberény with the President of Hungary as
guest of honour as well as numerous foreign dignitaries.
Jászberény has numerous historic monuments.
One of the most famous is the Nagyboldogaszony
Church (Church of the Virgin Mary) which is situated in
Lehel Vezer Square, the vibrant main square in Jászberény.
The church was originally Gothic but the present building
is pure baroque in style. The actual date when the church
was built is unknown but it was already mentioned in 1332
I will be adding my photos soon....
check out the local website..http://www.jaszbereny.hu/
they have not yet done an English version yet though...
here is a link to a map of the town...
famous buildings in Lehel Vezer Square include the Town Hall
which was built in the style of continental classicism popular
around 1839, the Regional Hall which was originally baroque
but which betrays the influence of classicism,
the House of Culture built in 1894, and the Courts of Justice.
Finally, the Jász Museum is also to be found in the Lehel Vezer Square.
The museum itself is of architectural interest and houses
one of the most famous national treasures, the Horn of Lehel.
- Pros:Really cool town to visit to experiance the real Hungary
- Cons:Bad communication to Budapest with infrequent trains.
- In a nutshell:If the place is good enough for Atilla the Hun to be buried, then it must be good.
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