in Pocsaj:  

Large village with 2,776 inhabitants 32 kms from Debrecen at the meeting of the rivers Ér and Berettyó near the Romanian border. It was first mentioned in documents by the name of 'Puchey' in 1291. It has a common railway station with Esztár. The Lányvár in the vicinity is a fortification from the age of the Avars. The opposite Hosszúzugi fortress is from the migration period. The mortlake under Lányvár is a nature conservation area, with rare species of plants and animals. Important geological values (loess dolls) and palaeontological findings can be found at the nearby Homokbánya at a loess fracture. Several tumules preserve the memories of the past in the vicinity of the village. The fortified manor-house of György Rákóczi I. and Zsuzsanna Lorántffy was built where the two rivers meet. In 1653 Anna Bornemissza and Mihály Apaffy, the last prince of Transylvania, had their wedding here. A statue preserves their developments and the memory of the princess (1600-1660). The Calvinist church is a listed monument, the ceiling of the Greek Catholic church is decorated with frescos and fresco seccos. The Millennium memorial and the memorial of the victims of World War I. can be found in Nagy street. A smithery-museum can be visited at 47 Kossuth street. Barns built in the fences are typical of the village. A collection of local history can be found at 103 Árpád street in a mudded house from the 19th century. High standard accommodation and places for tents are available for cyclists and tourists at 38 Petőfi street, where guidance and programmes also await visitors. (Phone: 54/415-161 or 20/921-5663). Some part of the village resemble to an open air museum of folk architecture. The tourists who climb Kopasz Hill can enjoy a wonderful view.


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