National and historical symbols of Hungary

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 Coat-of-Arms of the Village of Egerszalók
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Egerszalók

(The County of Heves)

The coat-of-arms is a shield erect with a pointed base. The base vert is divided from the fess and the chief azure by a bar triply wavy argent. The chief motif is the devotional pieta of Egerszalók - the stylised, graphic representation of the crowned Virgin Mary holding and mourning over the crowned Jesus Christ, all tinctured or. The motif is borne alaisé in pale, in the middle of the field.

In the base vert a bunch of grapes alaisé or in the middle, flanked on both sides by a vine leaf argent, with the apex pointing to the dexter and to the sinister respectively.

Egerszalók is situated 6 kilometres west from Eger, in the valley of the Laskó brook.

The settlement has a population of 1800 people today. The name of the settlement is first mentioned in a charter in 1248, in the form of Terra Zolouk. Another written document refers to the village as Tekse-Szalók puszta. The name of the village probably derives from the name of the Szalók clan. In the age of the Mongol invasion of Hungary the settlement is mentioned as a grape-growing village. In the fields of the village curious cone-shaped rhyolite tuff formations, so-called hive stones can be seen.

A famous historic building of the village is the church built in honour of the Blessed virgin of Karmelhegy in 1738. Owing to the picture on the altar, displaying the miraculous Virgin Mary, the village is a popular place of pilgrimage. The vicarage was built in Classicistic style between 1831 and 1834.

The Pub house was the former guest-house of the chapter, it was built at the end of the 18th century. The real attraction of Egerszalók lies in the natural conditions of the place. The unique tufa formation is due to the salty medicinal water that has been rushing up in the vicinity for decades.

The utilization of the water capable of curing articular and rheumatic complaints, and provides a perfect after-care for injuries of the bone is still unsolved. In spite of this many foreign tourists visit the place as well as domestic tourists. The storage lake of 120 hectares lies two or three kilometres far from here, that provides a wonderful opportunity for water sports and fishing. The quality wines grown here are also an attraction of Egerszalók.

Pictures :

1. A view of Kékes (Hungary’s highest peak) from the hills of Szalók at sunset

2. „Sóhegy" (Salt Hill) from near

3. Winter scenery