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Photo: Szemes Elek

It is worth leaving Hungarian main roads and motorways and twist to the smaller towns and villages. Not only is it silent and peaceful, but the villages are full of exciting attractions, too.

We like to gather magical, mystical or simply interesting Hungarian villages and sights in the countryside. If you are willing to find relaxation, exploring the history, or discover the mysterious habits of today’s Hungarian villages, read this article. Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu gathered the list of 8 Hungarian villages on your bucket list in an article.
Let us have a look at them.

  1. Cégénydányád

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Cégénydányád Castle, Photo: Civertan

The garden of Kölcsey-Kende Castle, located in Cégénydányád, hides special trees and flowers. In this magical place you can learn cooking from an 19th century cookbook and find out what the ‘dark room’ is standing for. The area on the banks of the river Szamos was the property of two families: Kölcsey and Kende. The home was built in 1833. When you enter the museum, the doorman will be Kölcsey and you can take a selfie with him, if you are up to it.

You can also take part in a gastronomic exhibition, can get familiar with the noble and peasant cuisine, see the kitchen equipment, use the technique in a cookbook from 1867. Another exciting spot of the exhibition is the dark room, which has some special mystery inside. The castle is surrounded by 100 acres of garden, the most beautiful castle park of the Alföld landscape.

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Csaroda Reformed Church, Photo: rakaszmisi

2. Csaroda

If you have already read our Hidden Gems of Hungary article, then Csaroda’s name may sound familiar to you.

One of the most beautiful medieval churches is the Temple of the Saints, stands at Csaroda. During the restoration, strange frescos were found.

The Byzantine fresco is touchingly sweet, with smiling faces, peace-giving figures – named the “Smiling Saints”. The medieval church was built in the 13th century. This medieval church building also has a wood shingles tower, the wooden belfry is next to the church.

  1. Egerszalók

Visit dwellings in Egerszalók, where you can watch the past in 3D cinema.

The first houses carved in tufa was made in the 17-18. Century. They made apartments, a barn, and a cellar in the tufa. Originally there were 33 dwellings, actually 18 remained intact. People used it for living until the 20th century. Nowadays, it is operating as a museum where the local present the everyday lives of the people who lived here.

In a 3D cinema, the land history of the area is presented from the Hungarian dinosaurs to the present.

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Cave houses in Noszvaj, Hungary, Photo: Porbóllett
  1. Noszvaj


In Noszvaj, which is a wonderful part of Bükk mountains, from the abandoned cave dwellings, caves for artists were created. The place of the poor was taken over by the rich imaginative, creative artists, and created a strange atmosphere there.

Cave houses were homes until the second half of the last century. Today, an exciting sight has been created. Many artists have been working in the camp. Sculptors, musicians, painters, craftsmen, all of them added a piece of themselves to the spirit of the camp.

One of the specialties of the place is the acoustic room, where you can enjoy an unusual experience sound vibration experience.

5. Palóznak

The village atmosphere of Balaton Uplands attracts many people who wish to relax. Besides the old buildings, wines and events are really popular here.

The village near Lake Balaton is engaged to winery and tourism, in a sense. The main attraction of the place is the traditional village atmosphere, the beautiful environment, the silence and calmness. The traditional old buildings of folk architecture, the Catholic church of the Árpád era, and the Pongrácz castle also offer interesting sights. Locals are also preparing for various events.

  1. Szatmárcseke

Among the mysterious boat-shaped headstones, Ferenc Kölcsey’s tomb is in Szatmárcseke

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Wooden headstones in the cemetery, Photo: Nikl Gábor

cemetery. There are many legends about the origins of the western-looking wooden-shaped headstones. Ferenc Kölcsey was the poet of Hungarian National Anthem, click here, if you would like to learn more about him and the anthem.

These boat-shaped headstones and wooden cemetery pieces were explained in a variety of ways: from behind, a boat, a side-headed aunt, and a man lying in a boat. No one knows the exact origins of them.

7. Vácrátót

Botanical Garden of Vácrátót is the most unique botanical garden of Hungary.

Vacratot botanic garden, Hungarian countryside
Photo: Egresi János

Nearly 13,000 plant species are planted in the 27-hectare garden with many special plants. Vácrátót is the largest botanical garden of the country. This town is suitable for a tranquil family recreation, programs organized every weekend.

The history of the garden is full of adventure, but also sad stories. Thanks to a patriotic and wealthy Hungarian earl, who has truly loved his spouse, the charmingly peaceful Botanic Garden had started to bloom in the 19th Century.

Vácrátót is a real family program, especially on the weekends.

8. Vérteskozma

Vérteskozma, is a fabulous outdoor village museum. The beautiful white row of houses, the silence and calmness attracts tourists and tourists. In 1946, after World War II, sixty eight German families were deployed from a small one-street-village, and 59 houses were left empty for a long time. The abandoned village is back to life nowadays, operating as a holiday village.

Featured image: Szemes Elek, commons.wikimedia.org

 

Source: szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu

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