Pétervására

Hungary

Pétervára is a city ​​in Heves County . It is the center of the St. Petersburg district , the smallest town in the county. It is integrated with Erdőkövesd settlement. Commonly used (unofficial) name locally and in the area: Péterke .

The city is located in the northern part of Heves county, in the Tarna valley, 33 km by road from Eger , 35 km from Salgótarján and 36 km from Ózd . It is bordered on the south-southwest by the Mátra , on the north by the Tarnavidék Landscape Protection Area (the barna – Ivád mountain range and the Heves-Borsodi hills ), and on the east by the Bükk region . It crosses Highway 23 . He has no rail connection.

Main sights

Two-towered church

The Roman Catholic church of the town was built by the god Károly Keglevich on the site of the former church built in 1719 , between 1812 and 17 . The work of Ferenc Povolny, an architect from Eger. It got its official name from the patron saint of the city, which can also be seen in its coat of arms : St. Martin’s Parish Church in Tours , but the people of the area only call it: St. Petersburg or Palóc Cathedral . It was one of Hungary first romantic style , neo-Gothic buildings. In the lower churchthere is the crypt of the Keglevichs , which was walled in 1980 after the death of the last descendant.

Round chapel

At the intersection of Kossuth and Petőfi roads stands thesmall round church built in 1722 in Baroque style.

Keglevich Castle

TheU-shaped, two-storey baroque castle with a mansard roof , built in 1760 , wasbuilt by Gábor Keglevich I. Its contractor was Kristóf Quadri, amaster builderfrom Gyöngyös, Italy. It was extended with side wings in the early 19th century .

Cannonball 1849

A plaque commemorating a large lead projectile drilled into the wall of one of the houses on Petőfi út (Petőfi út 9): 

“1849 FEBRUARY 24thIN MEMORY OF THE BATTLE OF PETERSBURG1995 CITY MUNICIPALITY ”

Stone

lions The stone lions of the former castle gate today guard the Garden of Heroes in Szabadság Square . Their former location was on the other side of the square.

World War I monument has been standing on Freedom Square since
1920 .

Statue of Liberty

The work of Árpád Somogyi has been standing in Szabadság Square, in the pre-school park, since 1967 . The letters on the column are heavily worn: 

„ СЛАВА СОВЕТСКИМ ГЕРОЯМ ОСВОБОЖДЕНИЯМGLORY TO THE LOVE SOVIET Heroes ”

Contact

Pétervásárai Joint Local Government Office
email
office@petervasara.hu
address
3250 Pétervásárai Szabadság tér 1.
phone
36 / 568-036