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Szigetvár Strandfürdő

7900- Szigetvár
Tinódi u. 23.



You may refresh your self near some great historical memorial places if you visit the spa of Szigetvár. The spa is situated by the side of the castle an is a perfectly peaceful place where you can take a rest after traveling around the country. Inside the complex there are thermal pools and a small pool for the children. The water contains sodium-chloride, and alkali-hydrogen-carbonic thus it is recommended for those who have rheumatism, are after some kind of accident injury and rehabilitation or have some kind of motor disease or joint problems. Besides the medicinal water different kinds of therapeutic treatments are also available.


Some scholars believe that the fortress known as Limosa was here during the Roman Ages. During the time of the Hungarian conquerors the tribe of Botond settled here. The history of Szigetvár started whith the history of the castle. Its first owner was Anthimius Szigeti. In the 15C Szigetvár was already a town. After the invasion of Tatar troops, the castle was strengthen and the citizens’ houses were flooded around with the dammed up water of Stream Gara. During Turkish times some great wars were fought here. Miklós Zrínyi wrote a great epos about the history of his grandfather’s heroically fights against the Turks.

Miklós Zrinyi was a Hungarian writer, statesman and military leader. He was also the bán (viceroy) of Croatia and a landowner in the south, strove for the expulsion of the Turks both in his writings and on the battlefield, and his extremely fast and victorious campaign proved that his policy of saving the nation was realistic and feasible. Nevertheless, the imperial general Montecuccoli, and not Zrínyi, was appointed commander-in-chief of the army against the Ottoman forces. The attitude of this "procrastinating general" is summed up by his often-quoted saying, "Three things are required for war: money, money, and money." Following the victory which Montecuccoli finally managed to secure, the imperial court signed a treaty which was tantamount to defeat in return for certain Ottoman trade concessions to Austrian trading capital. Zrínyi died amidst mysterious circumstances while hunting, and even today the suspicion remains that he was murdered.

After the expulsion of the Turks the importance of Szigetvár decline. Famous noble families became the new owners of this land after Maria Theresa had sold it.

During the 19C some develops were made like the railway was laid down, factories were built. In the 20C it became a town again. Nowadays tourism is getting more and more important in Szigetvár.

Place of interest

After refreshing your self in the spa you should take a walk in the town to see all the historically and cultural monuments and some interesting museums in Szigetvár.

The main sight in Szigetvár is of course the castle and its interesting displays about the history of Szigetvár, and the Zrínyi family.

There is also an interesting Turkish house in Szigetvár, the only one left in whole in Hungary. You should also visit the Rókus temple, which was a jami (a type of mosque) before. There is also a nice park in town, which symbolizes friendship between Hungary and Turkey after the wars ended in the 16-18C.

If you are interested in modern architecture, don’t miss to visit the Vigadó in Szigetvár. It was designed by Imre Makovecz one of the most famous Hungarian architects.



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