Daily News Hungary | Feb 22, 2019 | 1
Miniature Hungary: a maquette park in Szarvas
Hungary’s unique Miniature Hungary Maquette Park is definitely worth a visit! Guests can explore the tiny elements of many famous Hungarian buildings, boats and trains from a brand new perspective. The miniature masterpieces were carefully made in great detail. Furthermore, the park offers interactive programmes to keep the little ones busy and the older ones amazed.
The park can be found in the beautiful Arboretum of Szarvas, which is the most significant arboretum in Hungary and lies in the picturesque area of the Körös river. Szarvas is the geometrical centre of both the Carpathian Basin and the historical Greater Hungary.
In the park, almost a hundred maquettes charm curious guests ranging from the youngest to the elderly age group. The collection of the famous building’s miniature replicas include the following but not limited to:
The Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
The Chain Bridge, Budapest
The Heroes’ Square, Budapest
The Cathedral and Votive Church of Our Lady of Hungary, Szeged
Hotel Spa Hévíz
The Reformed Great Church, Debrecen
The Tihany Abbey
Moreover, there are fantastic boat and train tracks to admire. What is more, visitors can operate the 22 boat and railway models by pressing the buttons.
Lake Balaton’s first paddle-steam boat, Kisfaludy, was put on water on the 21st of September 1846. It was the 55th birthday of Count István Széchenyi, the great reformer.
The maquette park is constantly growing. Therefore, it is even worth to come back from time to time.
During your visit in Szarvas, don’t forget to check out other sights and programmes like the Water Theatre, the Katalinka cruise ship, the Saint András Brewery, the Körös-Maros National Park and the Arboretum of Szarvas. Have fun! 🙂
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