Mezőkeresztes

Hungary

Mezőkeresztes is a town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary near Mezőkövesd and Eger.

Sights

  • One of the sights of Mezőkeresztes is the Hoffmann Castle, where Julianna Hoffmann (Emilné Munkácsy) lived. According to oral tradition, Mihály Munkácsy visited them , who found the “ancient Hungarian types” in Mezőkeresztes and Tardon in the forthcoming Conquest of Hungary (1895). to his work, which is still the jewel of the Parliament today .
  • Reformed Church
  • Roman Catholic church
  • The Mezőkeresztes boating lake and leisure park is located on the southern border of the city. 
  • Country house. 

History

The area around it has been inhabited since the Great Migration. In the 14th century it belonged to the Diósgyőr estate. King Ladislaus V granted market town status to Mezőkeresztes.

In 1596, there was a great Battle of Mezőkeresztes, where Mehmed III, a sultan of the Ottoman Empire defeated the Habsburg and Transylvanian forces. During the battle the Sultan had to be dissuaded from fleeing the field halfway through the battle.

After the end of the Ottoman era, the town prospered but in the 19th century it lost its importance and became a village.

In 1950, oil resources were found nearby; they were exploited by the 1980s.

Mezőkeresztes was granted town status on July 1, 2009.

Contact

Mezőkeresztes City Mayor's Office
email
Hivatal@mezokeresztes.hu
address
3441 Mezőkeresztes, Dózsa Gy.u.30.
phone
49 / 530-100