in Hosszúpályi:   Sight

Large village with 5,894 inhabitants 18 km south-east of Debrecen. It is a settlement from Árpád´s age. It was formed at the meeting of Nyírség and Sárrét. The memory of the Slavic nationalities who lived here before Árpád´s conquest of Hungary is preserved by the ditch called Ördögárok (Devils´s ditch), the tumuli and the earthwork. It was mentioned in the Regestrum of Várad in 1219 by the name of Pauli. According to Pál Osváth it was the property of the Order of St. Paul, their garden was located here. In 1703 Miklós Bercsényi´s army was stationed here. In 1848 József Irinyi, lawyer, journalist, was a representative of the village in the Parliament. The war memorial was erected in memory of the victims of the War of Independence in 1848, World War I and II and 1956. The northern edge of Hosszúpályi is a protected area because of its special avifauna and flora. Sights: Calvinist, Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic churches - Ferenc Liszt played the organ of the latter on 15th March 1879 and 8th December 1883. At present the organ can be found in the Calvinist church. The neo-Classical Zichy palace and the granary (today it houses the Community centre and the Library) was built at the end of the 17th century. The House of Regional traditions was built at the end of the 19th century. The Saint Elizabeth collection was opened in 2002.


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