Szigetvar Travel Guide

  • Szigetvar
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  • Szigetvar
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    Turks pozing on the ledders of "Turkish...
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Szigetvar Things to Do

  • Zrinyi Castle

    .........Nikola Subic Zrinski belonged to a famous and very significant Croatian noble family who ruled in the most part of Croatia......

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  • Zrinyi Castle

    ....... The castle of Sziget has been known all over Europe since 1566, when the castle and its heroic commander Nikola Subic Zrinski (Miklos Zrinyi as the Hungarians spell his name), together with his Croatian and Hungarian soldiers became the symbol of fight against the Turks.

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  • Zrunyi Castle

    ........ At the same time, a smallsized retangular castle with high brisk walls was built in the territory of the north-west bastion yard of today's castle..........

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Szigetvar Local Customs

  • The open air exibition

    On the second thought, this could be the eguipment from the end of the 19th century, and that is more likely.

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  • The open air exibition

    In front of the local Fire Department building, there is an exibition of the equipment from the beginning of the past century.

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  • The statue of Tinodi Lantos

    The statue of Tinodi Lantos stands right in front of the entrance of Zrinyi Castle, opposite to the Millenium monument. In some way this character must have been connected with the glorious battle against the Turks in 1566, but I couldn't get any info in this regard.

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Szigetvar Off The Beaten Path

  • Torok - magyarbaratsagpark

    The statues of the two excellent generals and opponents stood now side by side after four centuries. Both statues are the work of Metin Yurdanur, Turkish artist.

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  • Torok - magyarbaratsagpark

    The Park of Hungarian -Turkish Friendship was created in 1994, with the financial contribution of the Republic of Turkey. On the spot of the park stood the tent of Suleyman I, the greatest ruler of the Ottomans empire when he besieged the fortress of Sziget in 1566.

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Szigetvar Favorites

  • The Main Square

    Opposite of the Town Hall and St. Rocus Parish Church, on the Zrinyi Square, stands this attractive building with department stores on a ground floor and the local bank office on the first floor.

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  • Plebaniatemplom

    The church, Plebaniatemplom, is of a very unusual type and it worth to see. Actually, it was the Mosque of Pasha Ali built in 1589, a monument of the Turkish architecture of the time. Today it is a Baroque-style Roman Catholic parish church with bellfray added on the top of it.On the eastern side of the parish church, the characteristic...

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  • The Town Hall

    The Town Hall is situated on the Main Square, opposite of the parish church of Szigetvar, and just about 200 meters from Zrinyi Castle which is situated north of the town centre. In front of the Town Hall stands posterity with the lion figure on the top of it, representing patriotism and courage of the heroic defenders of the castle.

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