Tura

Hungary

Tura is a town in Pest CountyHungary. In 2001 Tura became a city.

Landmarks

  • Roman Catholic church
  • Lake Kónya
  • Schossberger Castle (by Miklós Ybl, built in 1883). The building is in the middle of a 10-hectare (25-acre) park
  • Baroque granary (built in 1808) near the castle
  • 200 years old Roman Catholic Church. There are some Gothic ruins under the church
  • Folk museum, opened in 1989
  • Obelisk to honour the battle of 1849, standing 8 metres (26 ft) high
  • Dora Mill
  • Town hall, built in 1902
  • Nature reserve
  • Hot spa.

Events

  • Rock festival (every summer)

Tura in folk art

Tura is famous for its folk songs and needlework. Béla Bartók the composer collected more than 150 folk songs in Tura in 1906. His name is on the wall of the Tura Community Centre. The famous embroidery of Tura boasts a long history and was particularly popular after the Second World War, when many clothing designers began using it in their work.

Contact

Tura
email
info@tura.hu
address
: 2194 Tura, Petőfi S. tér 1.
phone
28 / 581-020