Csenger is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.
Points of interest
- One of Csenger’s greatest, nationally renowned prides is its Reformed church, built in the 13th century in early Gothic and late Romanesque style. With its harmony and proportionate structure, the wall of red-black bricks proves the monumentality of the brick architecture that once existed in the Great Plain . One of the greatest values of the Reformed church in Csenger is the coffered plank ceiling from 1745, richly painted with Renaissance folk motifs. Within the walls of the church, the Reformed held several synods, the most important of which was in 1576. The latter was convened by Péter Méliusz Juhász led by who compiled the theses that became known as the “Csenger Creed”.
- Greek-Catholic Church Imre Makovecz based on plans
- It is a Roman Catholic church built in the Classicist style
It is interesting that in Csenger these three churches built their churches on the same street: in the small town of Satu Mare, the members of these three different denominations exercise their faith in the part of the city they call the “Street of the Temples”.
- The Adventist church was also designed by Imre Makovecz . In contrast to the three churches mentioned above, which are located next to each other, it does not explicitly present unique solutions in the center, but it is architecturally special.
- The buildings of the city center, built in the last century and recently renovated, give Csenger a characteristic atmosphere. These include the classicist-style Jékey House, which for a long time was the only two-story building in the city, and the Baroque- style Szuhányi Castle in the late 1700s (now known as the Schuster Hotel).
- The city center of Csenger offers many attractions for tourists who like architecture, the buildings designed by Imre Makovecz and his group almost follow each other:
- The ÁMK (Sándor Petőfi General Cultural Center and Library, Pedagogical Professional Service) was named after Sándor Petőfi , but the primary school in 2012 on the 450th anniversary of public education in Csenger Imre MakoveczIt took its name (Imre Makovecz Primary and Elementary School of Art), and a Makovecz statue was inaugurated in front of the main entrance of the building. With the nationalization of the school, it separated from the ÁMK. The ÁMK remained with Sándor Petőfi. The two institutions are located in the same building. The primary school and the house of culture are the jewels of the city, both externally and in terms of interior design (Gothic interior and hall). The lower and upper sections are located in separate buildings: the lower one is in Lajos Kossuth, the upper one is in Ady Endre Street.
- Built next to the primary school, the City Sports Hall also provides suitable conditions for international events and sporting events (in 2005 it was one of the venues for the 15th World Youth Handball Championships: Chile – Brazil and France – Kuwait matched each other in Csenger). The City Canteen was built here, which provides both municipal and other public institution (primary school, police, etc.) employees as well as students and the population with hot lunches on weekdays. On its street front stands the artistic Szekler gate donated by the sister city of Covasna.
- The work of the Makovecz Group is also praised by the Service House, whose rustic block blends harmoniously with its surroundings.
- A variety of health services and specialist clinics were housed in the Transylvanian-influenced building of the Public Welfare Institution.
- The design work of the Mayor’s Office building is also named after Imre Makovecz. Its interiors, especially the imposing wedding hall, rightly make its dreamers proud. Here is the headstone of the twin towns, erected on March 15, 2009 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the city.
- With its familiar exterior, friendly interiors and quiet park, the Reformed Church House harmonizes perfectly with the monumental surroundings of the Reformed Church.
- The Csengeri Local History Museum was founded in 1982, which is housed in a former residential building on the main square of the town. It has five permanent exhibitions. Its archaeological material is also significant in the county. Its rich documentary material helps researchers. In its beautifully landscaped courtyard, you can see larger farm implements in two open colors. The cauldron set in the yard is a popular meeting place for local groups of friends, associations and school classes.
- Csenger also has a high school and dormitory. The Ady Endre High School Vocational School and College welcomes students from all over the county. Due to the proximity of the country border, customs and financial guard training is also provided at the institution. The grammar school has extensive international relations with foreign sister schools. Transylvanian relations are of paramount importance: Hungarian-speaking students can meet at joint events, recitation and prose competitions.
- The new, central square of the city was built in 2000, at the center of which is the equestrian statue of our King St. Stephen , the work of sculptor Péter Raab Párkányi from Budapest.