Rudabánya is a town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County , Kazincbarcika District . It is located in the northwestern part of the county, 15 km from Kazincbarcika , at the southern, southwestern end of the Rudabánya Mountains . There is a regular bus service to Kazincbarcika and Szendrő , as well as to the surrounding smaller settlements.

It is also an internationally known paleontological site, as well as the Mining History Museum of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County and the headquarters of the Borsod Notaries’ Professional Association .

Points of interest 

  • Here were found the remains of the 12 million-year-old ape , Rudapithecus (formerly Dryopithecus brancoi ). 
  • The Reformed church was originally built in the Gothic style; It’s 14th century iron door is kept in the Herman Ottó Museum in Miskolc .
  • The mining museum was rebuilt in 2006 , and since then it presents the history of mining in the whole of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county . Parts:
    • Mining history collection
    • Mineral and primitive collection
    • Underground showroom
  • The mine, which was built after 1985 on the site of a former open-cast iron ore mine, is one of the deepest stagnant waters in the country. The lake is about 300 meters long and 80 meters wide. 
  • Most of the mineral rarities found in Rudabánya were sold to the mineral collectors by the miners, only a few were preserved in the local museum (such as azurite – malachite and crop ). 

Public sculptures 

  • Miner heroic monumentSitting woman
  • Miner relief
  • Miner heroic monument
  • József Gvadányi
  • Mikoviny Samuel
  • Lajos Kossuth
  • Turul statue


Until 1985 , Hungary’s only iron ore mine operated with associated plants (ore concentrator), which in its heyday employed thousands of people. Until the closure of the Alsótelekes mine, the gypsum extracted there was processed in Rudabánya .

Most of the industrial facilities related to mining were liquidated and demolished after the closure of the mine.

With the exception of the gypsum processing plant (located on the site of the former iron ore enrichment plant), there is no major industrial facility in the settlement. Today, the majority of the inhabitants work in the surrounding larger settlements (mainly Kazincbarcika) and in the institutions (primary school, kindergarten) and companies (city management company) maintained by the settlement.


Rudabánya Joint Local Government Office
office @
3733 Rudabánya, Gvadányi József u. 47
48 / 568-216