Heves

Heves is a town in Heves County , the seat of the Heves District . It is the fourth most populated settlement in the county after the county seat .

The center of the city is a scenic park with a chestnut-lined promenade, a gazebo, a fountain and numerous statues. A city museum and a 19th-century Catholic church stand at opposite ends of the park. A second museum (sakkmuzeum), one of the few chess museums in the world, is located not far from the park. Other recreational opportunities in Heves include a thermal bath, a community center that doubles as a theatre (kulturhaz) and the Aranykehely restaurant. The small city is also home to a number of small bars and nightclubs, including Unikum and Panziodisco.

Sights

Roman Catholic Church (partly Gothic) 

The church dates back to the 13th century. It was built in the 15th century. It was remodeled in the Gothic style in the 16th century. After the Turkish conquest, in the 1770s, thanks to General Samuel Haller, it was enlarged with a tower and rebuilt in Baroque style. Its walls are reinforced by buttresses, and during its renovation in 1969, Gothic window and door details were excavated on its north and south facades. The XVIII. century baroque high altarpiece depicts the baptism of Christ, the ceiling frescoes depict the events of the life of St. John the Baptist by Antoine Roser. Most of the equipment is also from the XVIII. it dates from the second half of the century. During the construction of a canal in the church garden in 1966, the Gothic bell of the church made in 1465, which was inscribed by Master Paul, was found. A sandstone statue of St. John of Nepomuk, made in 1768, is located in the church, while a copy stands in the garden.

Heves Grasslands Landscape Protection Area 

Hevesi Füves Puszták TK, located on an area of ​​8,199 hectares, is a freely accessible area belonging to the Directorate of the Bükk National Park, which is located between the Tisza Valley and the Mátra. Its gravelly, sandy base was formed by alluvial cones of watercourses from the north.

Chess Museum 

In a small street next to the church is the Chess Museum, which was created as a private collection of Ferenc Dobroviczky. Old chess sets, coins, portraits of competitors, famous games can be seen here. The exhibition is unique in the country, but there are only four chess museums in the world. 

Heves Museum Exhibition Hall 

One of the wings of the building houses the local history-ethnography collection, also commemorating the founder Béla Hegedűs. In the other section you can see the permanent exhibition of Pál Kő .

Heves Folk Art and Home Industry Cooperative 

The center of the Heves Folk Art and Home Industry Cooperative operates in Kossuth Street, leading to Pély , in the former Radics mansion. Many folk craftsmen work in the cooperative, their most beautiful works can be seen in the showroom of the mansion building. The other, renovated Radics mansion in the courtyard is operated as an exhibition space. The Heves weave established the city’s international reputation.

Radics Mansion Exhibition Hall 

The Radics mansion in the 19th century It was built in the first half of the 19th century in a classicist style. The Radics mansion is currently the exhibition place of the Heves Folk Art and Home Industry Cooperative.

Dobóczky mansion 

The Dobóczky mansion was built in 1842 by Imre Dobóczky. Through their positions, the family played a significant role in Heves’ life. The exterior of the building still retains its original form, it was the boys’ college of Eötvös József Secondary School for a long time.

Remenyik Castle 

The Remenyik mansion was built around 1840. It was surrounded by an eight-acre park. The family contributed to Heves’ development with his willingness to sacrifice. József Remenyik was the founder of the Voluntary Fire Brigade Association, his son, István chief judge. Nowadays, the Care Center operates in the building.

Fisherman’s Castle 

It is referred to fiercely by the locals as the Fisherman’s Castle, but it is a modest Jewish town house built by merchant Viktor Halász in the 1930s. Viktor Halász was involved in grape production and wine trade, he was also a shareholder in a coal mining company. (That is why grapes and a mining hammer can be seen on the façade of the building in his coat of arms.)

Hevesi melon 

Frigyes Janzer’s Melon-Barrel Girl commemorates the melon of Heves .

Events 

  • Traditional Civil Day
  • Melon Breaking Festival
  • Hevesi Brand Independent Car Meeting, since 2015
  • Heves Great Ho-Ho-Fishing Competition
  • Running Heves
  • Heves- Alatkai Strawberry Festival, since 2015

Contact

Municipality of Heves
email
sveiczer.sandor@phheves.hu
address
3360 Heves Erzsébet tér 2.
phone
36 / 546-102