GET TO KNOW THE JÁSZSÁG! – JÁSZALSÓSZENTGYÖRGY
In the Jászság group 4, 16 children from 8 settlements come to the Jászberény Community House in the capital of Jászság and we would like to get to know the values and sights of each other’s settlements. So the slogan of one of our summer camps is: “Get to know Jászság!”, in the planned five days we will walk through the children’s settlements on a Jászság hiking trail we dreamed of. In the first round, the families help to map their own village and together with the children make a description of the sights and a hiking trail, then take photos of the buildings and landscapes. We are constantly sharing these compilations with you. Our second settlement: Jászalsószentgyörgy. The description was compiled by Károlyfi Anna Dorka. ” Andrea Hábenciusné Balla, mentor, Jászság group 4
“Jászalsószentgyörgy – the second longest named settlement in Hungary – approx. It is a village with 3oo inhabitants, 25 km from Jászberény. Its Catholic church was built in late Baroque style in 1793 and is currently being renovated. The trees of Vadas Park were planted in 1850, where many events are held during the summer: St. George’s Days, Buffalo Festival, etc. It is also a great place for excursions and opportunities for sports and recreation, as there is also a football field, an adventure park and a cozy inn.
Some of our special sculptures stand in the church garden, e.g. Holy Trinity statue, St. John statue. Opposite the church and next to the parish is the statue of St. John of Nepomuk, who was the patron saint of those who walked on the water, so it is at the end of the river Zagyva. The statue of Sándor Petőfi and Szent István is located in the square in front of the Mayor’s Office. The Erzsébet Mill, a watermill built in 1825, where you can see the flour milling process and the event house at the same time. Next to it is a large fishing lake. The Country House in the settlement is a poor peasant building built in the 19th century, furnished with furniture and utensils typical of the area. Since 2014, it has been made accessible to anyone.
Our ecotourism attraction is the buffalo reserve. Water buffaloes are on 4 hectares, and their meat (stew, goulash, buffalo vegetable soup, buffalo burger), buffalo salami and other handicrafts such as homemade cheese can be tasted at the annual Buffalo Festival. Its meat is sweeter than that of beef, it is high in minerals, low in fat and therefore very valuable. The kayak-canoe track – with a boathouse – is now under construction, but a big favorite is the Lovas Centrum and Magyar Udvar, next to the main road 32. The children of Jászalsószentgyörgy are very lucky because free riding has been included in the primary school curriculum. 400 m2, there is also a covered track. Examined horses, a graduate equestrian teacher and an intermediate equestrian trainer deal with visitors here. There is also a kitchen, training room, dressing room and a sophisticated water block. Summer day camps have been operating for years, there are also opportunities for wage keeping and pony riding. Horse-drawn carriage rides are an experience with the bus. You can go cross-country riding to the dam side, Vadas Park, the floodplain of Zagyva. Hungarian merino and racka sheep, mangalica pigs, rabbits and pigeons are waiting for those interested in the yard. The animals can be fed and caressed. ”