In this section you can find the crests of almost 2400 settlements of Hungary with notes. Find the starting letter of the settlement in the list and click if you want to see it.
(The County of Pest)
The coat-of-arms is a shield with a rounded base, bordered by a cartouche and parti per bend by a ribbon, all gules. The lower (dexter) field is tinctured azure, the upper (sinister) field is tinctured or.
In the sinister field or on a vine-stock proper a bunch of grapes or, leaved vert.
In the dexter field azure the stylised charge of the Chapel of St Gerard adumbrated argent, and tinctured or and brown (the latter is not a heraldric tincture).
The description of the charges is the following:
St Gerard's Chapel
The chapel is related to the legend of St Gerard, about which the Képes Krónika (Illustrated Chronicle) writes the following:
"... the Bishops Gellért, Besztrik, Buldi and Beneta, accompanied by Bailiff Szolnok, set out from Fehérvár to meet Princes Endre and Levente, so that they shall be received with honour.
And when the bishops mentioned reached the place that is called DIÓD, they wished to hear a mass in the church of Saint Sabine before they were to appear before their Lords.
Here did they spend the night of the twenty-third of September, 1046, and it was during the morning mass that Bishop Gerard announced to his companions his night revelation, from which he concluded that they would die a martyr's death ... "
The presumed scene of the last mass later became a place of pilgrimage.
The bunch of grapes:
The bunch of grapes as a charge is a symbol of the settlement's 18th century rebirth (the 19th century seal bears the same charge).
During the Turkish occupation the settlement was completely destroyed, but from the early 18th century it got gradually repopulated, and the census of the county of Fejér in 1774 registered 20 local families, who owned 17 cattle and 92 vine stocks.
The new settlers had mostly arrived from German-speaking regions. They were mainly hard-working vine-growers, who soon got rooted in their chosen country.
01. A Statue of St. John of Nepomuc
02. A Statue of St. Florian
03. A Statue of St. Gellért
04. A Monument of the 1848/49 War of Independence
05. Local History Museum
06. Roman Catholic Church
07. St. Gellért's Chapel
08. Well of Friendship
09. Courtyard of the stone-quarry
10. Beehive stone