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You may spend some nice days in a town which has a lively cultural life if you visit the spas of Miskolc.


There are two bathing facilities in Miskolc, one is the Selyemréti Strandfürd?, which has two pools. The second is the Elisabeth Baths which is under reconstruction now, but soon works will bee finish, so try to get to know weather you can visit the spa or not.

History

The first source which mentions the name of Miskolc dates back to the early Middle Ages. According to this, the land was the property of the Miskóc Family that time. In the 13C the they built a monastery in Miskolctapolca. This was the so-known St Peter Monastery. Their burial place was also there. The first settlement was damaged when the Tatars invaded Hungary in the 13C. The Miskóc Family had last their properties during the feudal anarchy in the 14C. Tan this land became the property of the Széchy family. They started to develop this land, thus soon Miskolc became an oppidium, a small town with some privileges. When the Turks invaded Hungary, Miskolc became a part of the Ottoman Empire. At the beginning of the 18C the town was destroyed by the Habsburgs, after the Kuruc War of Independence. It was rebuilt under two years by joining forces of the inhabitants of this land and some help of the prince. The town developed very quickly after this time, and became the cultural, commercial and industrial centre of this land. In the 20C, after the Second World War the industrial developing was tool strong here, and the town has almost lost its charming small-townies atmosphere, while becoming a great industrial town. But fortunately, after the democratic transformation in Hungary reconstructions were started so nowadays you will see a lot of the former civilian life of Miskolc.

Place of interest


After refreshing your self in one of the spas, there are plenty of interesting things to see and do in Miskolc.


It is worth it to stay here fore a few days, and visit the surrounding towns like Diósgy?r, Miskolctapolca and Lilafüred.


If you like to visit sacred places, don’t miss to take a walk to the famous church tower of Miskolc, which also became the symbol of the town. If you visit the Greek Orthodox Church, which stands near of the Minorite Church of the town, you’ll see the largest iconostasis in Hungary, carved by Miklós Jsnkovics in the 18C and painted by Anton Kuchelmeister. In the nave there is a Black Mary of Kazan, which was given by Tsarina Catherine, when she passed through Miskolc on her way to Vienna. Also worth a visit the unusual Calvinist church, the so-known Plan Church (Deszka-templom). It was built in 1938, and renovated in 1999 after a fire seriously damaged the church in 1997. If you like Gothic style, don’t miss to visit the great Calvinist Church with a chapel dating back the mid-13C, which stands on the side of the hill overlooking the town.


You may walk around a romantic place if you visit Lilafüred. This enchanting resort area is situated among the wooded and rocky hills, by the side of Lake Hámori. The Palace Hotel and the small village below has a special atmosphere. It is like stepping into a fairy tail.


More historical, but also romantic place is the Medieval Castle of Diósgy?r. It is one of the most important monuments in Hungary from the pre-Turkish times which still remain. There is a great exhibition about the history of the castle in the Castle Museum.


If you would like to know more about Miskolc and its surrounds, visit the Otto Hermann Museum. There you can see exhibitions about local history and folk arts, and a display about the minerals of Hungary. In the Town Gallery, you will see works of contemporary artists’. There are some interesting industrial exhibitions here, for example the exhibition in the old foundry (?skohó).


Besides these, Miskolc has a lively cultural life, so before traveling, try to get to know about festivals or other performances during your stay here!

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