Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sights in Hajduszoboszlo

Hajduszoboszlo is situated in in north part of the Great Hungarian Plain, 200 kms from the capital, Budapest and 20 kms from the county town of Debrecen. It is famous for not only its spa and bathing-centre but the beatiful sights of the town. So let's go for a walk and see what it can offer for those who want a change after spending relaxing days on the premises of Hungarospa.

Let's start our walk from the neighbourhood of the coach station, where near the bathing complex we can see the statue of Ferenc Pávai Vajna among beautiful flowers. He was the person who found the spa back at the beginning of the 20th century. Click here for some history of the bathing culture in Hajduszoboszlo.

From the statue you can see the buildings of the Hungarospa Bathing Compex. It is a good idea to stroll around the area or have a rest in the park becuase there are so many fascingating things to see here.

Don't miss the fabulous Harangház - House of Bells. It was erected by architect Zoltán Racz and it gives home to almost fifty bells of different sizes.
The bells were donated to the town of Hajduszoboszlo by Edit Oborzil a native artist to the town and her husband Tibor Jeney.
They are elaborately made of a special aluminium alloy. The so called peace-bells have wonderfully clanging sounds thanks to the different gaps slashed into their body.

These pieces of art are marked as world-patened ones. Their beauty is enhanced by the little ponds, streams and rock-gardens in the neighbourhood. You can also see symbols and carved totem poles refering to the history and myths of the Magyars, for example the Turul, the mythical bird, the Tree of Life, the Miraculous Deer.

After listening to the carillon you can get refreshed by the babble of the water fountain. Then why not have a walk around the hystory-pole decorated with reliefs that was set up in 1975 on the 900th annivesary of the event when Hajduszoboszlo was mentioned in writing for the first time! Find Bocskai (famous Hungarian nobleman from the second part of the 16th century) and his soldiers the "hajdu"-s. Our town, Hajduszoboszlo was named after them...

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