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Town with about 20,000 inhabitants at the eastern foot of the Zemplén Mountains on the Slovakian border. The former seat of county Zemplén is a famous wine-district. The privileges of township were granted by King István V. Lajos Kossuth studied in the secondary school of the town from 1810 to 1816. Later on he started his career as a county clerk here. The poet and language educator Ferenc Kazinczy was a keeper of the records in the county archives here. The Baroque-neo-Classical Town Hall was built in 1758. The Piarist, former Paulite church is of 14th century Gothic origin and was rebuilt is Baroque style. The Rákóczi chapel was built on the donations of Ferenc Rákóczi I. Next to the church there are a medieval tower and a monastery of Gothic origin. The Roman Catholic church (1792) and the Greek Catholic church (1738) were built in Baroque and the Calvinist church (1789) in Louis XVI. style. The Ferenc Kazinczy Museum is housed in the headquarters of the Casino Society, the centre of the one-time reform movement. Sátor Hill, Szár Hill and Magas Hill, the latter with excellent skiing opportunities during the winter, are all beautiful places of excursion. A folk dance festival and a series of high standard musical and art programmes will attract visitors in the second half of August. The newest sight of the Zemplén region, the chair-lift on Magashegy was opened in 2002. It is 1332 m long and 198 people can use it at the same time.

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