I found this plaque outside the church which
gives the name of the 2 architects who rebuilt
the church in (Someone please tell me if they can
guess the date on the plaque?) ???? by
Andras Mayerhoffer and Joszef Jung, the names
sound more like Hungarian Jewish names than
Jasz or typical Hungarian.
There were several monuments
outside the church, one was a World War 1
memorial. There is also a fountain with frogs
gushing water out of their mouths.
Some more history about the church..
After Jász people had settled down here the
Franciscan monks converted them to the Catholic faith,
and the monks were the first to build a church here
in 1472 which was then followed by a monastery.
The Turks devastated it and set fire to it, and then
in 1586 converted the church into a plank-fence castle.
The Franciscan monks returned in 1690, rebuilt their
church and built an adjoining monastery in 1730.
It gained its current baroque character in 1802.
This was the first church in Jaszbereny, it was built in gothic style in 1332
on the main square of the town . .
An adjoining tower was built to it towards the river Zagyva
- at that time the main entrance was facing the river.
After several renovations - once it was damaged by an earthquake
- it gained its present-day baroque character in 1782.
with changes in the early 19th Century
The Roman Catholic Cathedral bears on its spire the copy
of the Hungarian Holy Crown.
The building of the Roman Catholic parsonage
- built in 1763., extended in 1893. - can be found next to the cathedral.
There was a beautiful park with lots of trees and benches
where lots of the elderly and young come to relax.
The temprature was +37 degrees warm on the day
we were there so the shade of the trees was more than
the Nagyboldogaszony Church (Church of the Virgin Mary)
One of the most famous churches in the region and
well worth a visit. Situated in Lehel Vezer Square.
he actual date when the church was built is
not known but it was already mentioned in documents
dated from 1332.
The church was originally built in a Gothic style
but the present building is pure baroque in style.
Unfortunately being a non touristy town and for fear
of thieves the church was locked inside with these beautiful
You will find this monument at the end of the main square.
The coats of arms of the Jasz towns and villages surround
the base of the monument. Below some history of this
In the 13th century. The Jász (or Jazygian)
people of Asian origin from Persia arrived in the
Carpathian basin along with the Kun people.
The Hungarian king granted them the territory of
Jászság, Kunság and Nagykunság (Triple Boroughs) to settle down
on the condition they provided the King with soldiers.
Special privileges were granted to the Jász and Kún
people by the Hungarian sovereigns and they could
live freely and cultivate their own land .
Jászberény was the administrative, cultural,
and religious centre of the independent region.
One of the most famous is the Nagyboldogaszony Church
(Church of the Virgin Mary) which is situated in Lehel Vezer Square.
The church was originally Gothic but the present building
is pure baroque in style. The actual date when the church
was built is unknown but it was already mentioned in 1332.
Try this link and also the local Tourinform office in the Town Square
opposite the Town Hall
Restaurants and cafes:
Lehel Gyöngye Restaurant, Apostol Coffee Bar,
Arizona Steakhouse, Gösser Fórum Brasserie,
Ifjúsági Restaurant, Kehely Restaurant, Kõhídi Restaurant,
Krémes - Mézes Confectionery, Morik Caffe, Paloma Restaurant,
Pannónia Bar & Disco, Sarokház Ice-cream, Stella Classic Restaurant,
Viktórió Pizzeria, Zöld Ász Restaurant
Lehel Cinema, Jászberény Zoo
The Pyramides in the center of town have since been removed
and the town council still debating what should be built there!
Gastronomic Roaming in the Northern Great Plain
A real tourist would go not only sightseeing but also "tasting" the typical flavours of the region visited.
The northern region of the Great Plain will offer you delicious specialities and culinary delights. Excellent gastronomic events are organized by the settlements of the region and you can be sure to find lots of dishes to your taste.
In addition to tasting opportunities you can get acquainted with the ways of preparing the dishes you have enjoyed.
In the Hajdúság Region the tasting of the pork rib soup called orja with Bihar county horseradish added to the boiled meat is indeed a must. Other dishes not to be neglected are the shlambuts (potatoes stewed in paprika with noodles) and the kettle goulash. Who has not heard of the dumpling soup of the Nyírség Region? But it is also worth learning the skills of preparing cinke. One of the best dishes in the Nagykúnság Region is mutton stewed in paprika sauce but you must not miss the Tisza fish soup either. These are but a few of the many specialities!
The northern part of the Great Plain is a rich fruit-growing area, including the Szatmár plums, the Szabolcs apple, the Milota walnut and the squash of Nagydobos. Long rows of acacia trees provide excellent honey. Have you ever tried walnut or squash preserved in honey? Delicious!
Food tastes better when it is preceded by a gulp of plum brandy from Szatmár. You must not miss it!
The church looks impressive outside and
adorned with several statues. There is a beautiful
park outside with other statues and monuments.