in Báránd:   Sight

It is an agricultural village in the north of Nagy-Sárrét. It has nearly 2,900 inhabitants, the majority of the population is Protestant. The village has a favourable geographical location, it is convenient for transport, as it is accessible from all directions. The national motorway No. 42 crosses the village from the west to the east. This road starts at main road No. 4 and leads to the border station of Ártánd. There are direct bus services to the surrounding towns: Kaba, Püspökladány, Földes. The village has a railway line with a station, too. There are direct train services to the capital and to the Romanian border and the service is used for commuting. The village is famous for its Baroque monuments, which are unusual in the Great Hungarian Plain. One example is the Baroque Calvinist church in the main square, the Roman Catholic church rebuilt in 1891 and the statue of St. John of Nepomuk. Another sight in the main square is the park of statues where you can see a monument of World War II, a statue of Lajos Kossuth, a statue of St. Stephen, the carved village gate presenting the coat of arms of the village and a fountain which has been functioning for some years. The Trianon monument, which symbolizes the national unity and solidarity of the Hungarian nation, was unveiled in March 2005, in the square in front of the Roman Catholic church. In the building of the Town Hall an Internet terminal is available, this service is unique in the country. Tourism has played an important role in the life of the village for decades. High quality village tourism services are offered by the locals to the regular visitors and to those who visit the village for the first time.


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