Hatvan

Hatvan is a town in Heves county, Hungary. Hatvan is the Hungarian word for “sixty”.

Sixty lies on the banks of the Zagyva . Its average altitude is 105 m. The river already flows between water protection facilities, so the thickening of the area is no longer typical. In terms of climate, the Mátra , from which light air comes in, and the valley, which reduces the strength of the wind, have a great influence . Its annual rainfall is lower than the national average.

Sights

The former market town was protected by a palisade castle, but today only the names and outlines of some streets (Vár utca, Bástya utca) remind us of this. The location of the mosque , Turkish bath, and other Turkish-era buildings depicted in the old engravings is unclear; even their foundations have not been revealed (some hypotheses suggest that they may be hidden under today’s Kossuth Square).

The oldest buildings in the city:

  • Grassalkovich Castle (monument, Kossuth Square), including the Széchenyi Zsigmond Hunting Museum
  • St. Adalbert Parish Church (monument, Kossuth Square),
  • Brewery , currently Lajos Hatvany Museum

it was raised in the 18th century with the money or contribution of Antal I. Grassalkovich . All three are masterpieces of Baroque architecture. The building of the former post-production factory has not survived, its location is indicated by a plaque.

Other listed buildings:

Significant buildings include:

  • City Hall
  • Kossuth Square Primary School
  • City Court
  • Postapalota
  • Bajza József High School and Vocational High School
  • István Széchenyi Secondary School of Economics and Informatics
  • New Catholic Roman Catholic Church
  • Land Office
  • Brave Camp

Sculptures, monuments:

  • Statue of St. Sebastian (monument, 1739) Kossuth Square,
  • plague statue ,
  • lion fountain ,
  • Grassalkovich statue .

Other attractions:

  • Hatvan Thermal Water Bath

Contact

Hatvan City Self-Government
email
notary@hatvan.hu
address
3000 Hatvan, Kossuth tér 2.
phone
06-37 / 542-300