Town with 20,000 inhabitants 32 km southeast of Budapest. The place is first documented under Béla III. of the House of Árpád at the end of the 12th century. The people of Monor fought in the army of the peasant leader, György Dózsa in 1514. During the Turkish rule the town was almost completely destroyed, however, it turns up again as a market town in 19th century documents. The image of the town is determined by the houses built around the turn of the century and by the three - Calvinist, Catholic and Lutheran - churches. In 1901 a statue of Lajos Kossuth was set up. For a short time the poet Attila József lived here in 1917. The memory of the martyrs of 1956 is treasured by a wooden headboard. Lying at the edge of the Great Plain the town is a major supplier of Budapest with vegetables and vine-growing has also its traditions. Monor celebrated the six-hundredth anniversary of its existence in 1998. Its series of cultural events is called Monor Days in May. Other annual programmes include the Orbán's Day and the vintage procession. Visitors can stay in the camping at Monorierdő (Monor forest) holiday resort and in other modern accommodation facilities.


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