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 Town of Vásárosnamény
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(The County of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg)

The Coat-of-Arms has a triangular shape with four quarters.

The colours in these parts are: 1. red, 2. blue, 3. blue, 4. red.

The discription of the quarters:

1. The golden oak tree with leaves and acorns on a red base has been taken from the old seal of Vásárosnamény.

2. The silver bridge over the blue river has been used on the old seal of Gergelyiugornya.

3. The three silver stripes on the blue base symbolise the three rivers: Tisza, Szamos, Kraszna.

4. The three golden wheat-stalks with the weat-ears on a red base have been found on the old seal of Vitka.

Vásárosnamény lies at the meeting point of three regions of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. Its borders are washed by three rivers. Szamos and Kraszna flow into the river Tisza here. It possesses varied natural characteristics. The scenery is spiced by inundation woods and the remains of former continuous big oak forests. Vásárosnamény became a town in December 1978 when two other villages Gergelyiugornya and Vitka were connected to it. After this union both banks of the Tisza became inhabited because Vásárosnamény and Vitka are situated on the left bank and Gergelyiugornya is on the right one. It is said that Vásárosnamény is the gate of Bereg. It has always been an important crossing point. Its significance has been increased by the presence of one of the richest landlords of the countryside, the family Lónyai. Their fortified castle, mentioned for the first time in the fourteenth century was destroyed at the end of the nineteenth century. The last owner of the castle was Anna Lónyai, the wife of János Kemény, Prince of Transilvania. The castle Tomcsányi was built outside the fortress Lónyai on the Kastély Hill in the north part of the town, in the sixteenth century. The present form of the castle is Baroque and it regained it in 1728. In 1718 the Eötvös family became landowners here. Their mansion was built in the south part of the town.The castle Tomcsányi is a monument today and there is a modern hotel in the former barn of the farmyard. There is an interesting exhibition of history of school in the mansion of Eötvös family. The centre of Vásárosnamény has been formed at the beginning of this century. The atmosphere of the small town has been created by the two storeyed eclectic buildings. There has been a museum in the town since 1963, famous for its folkart: the embroidery from Bereg and the cast-irom collection. In the wood carving gallery an exhibition can be visited from the works of present wood carvers.

The sandy beach of the river Tisza, suitable for bathing, sunbathing, and fishing, is visited by thousand of tourists every year. The spa with health power is situated in beautiful surroundings and it is more and more popular. Tourists are welcomed in modern hotels, in the student hostel in the centre of the town or in boarding houses and huts in the holiday camp. The sandy beach of the river Tisza is outstanding in the country and it is well exploited by the tourists. There are two holiday camps on the bank of the river.

In the renovated Youth Camp 160 places are available for tourists for camping with board and lodging.

Wood carving has been existed and developed for twenty-five years under the guidance of Sándor Schmidt. He has been creating and leading the work of the international wood carving camp for twenty-three years annually without interruption.

A separate wood carving gallery was opened on 6th July 1996 where the works of the participants at the camp are exposed. The Register Office also gives place to more than one hundred wood carvings, different things made of horn, horse-hair and leathergoods.

The gallery is open every day between 8-16, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 8-12 at 29 Szabadság Square.

Folk house in Vitka

It is a folk country-house from the eighteenth century with porch, kitchen and four rooms. There is a portico with columns all around. Today it is used as a rural health centre.