Nagyvázsony (Magyarország/Hungary) - Kinizsi vár - The building - part 1

by Björn Roose September. 23, 2019 290 views

In the previous post I took you for a walk along the abbey ruins and over the graveyard without properly introducing you to the village itself, Nagyvázsony.

But honestly, there's not a lot to introduce you to. Nagyvázsony is despite its name (nagy means big) a small village some 15 kilometers north of Lake Balaton. And it would have been just that if it weren't for Pál Kinizsi. He was a Hungarian general in the service of king Matthias I (Corvinus), Count of Temes County (now part of Serbia and Romania) and Captain-General of the so-called Lower Parts of Hungary. Kinizsi is most famous for his victory over the Turks in the Battle of Breadfield in October 1479, but he reputedly never lost any battle (thus being one of the very few generals in that position).

For his services king Matthias I gave him a 14th century fortification in, indeed, Nagyázsony. He fortified it a little more, the castle became named Kinizsi Vár (Kinizsi's castle), his sarcophagus is still to be found in the castle chapel. And ... the castle is still worth a visit. It has gone through some big restorations (and restorations are still being done) and there's re-enactors putting up a nice show (at least in summer).

But let's start with the castle, proceed with re-enactors, add some more castle, proceed with re-enactors, and so on, okay ?

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Buster Bruce 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Great enjoyment Bjorn

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Björn Roose Replied to Buster Bruce 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Buster smile

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Antonio Gil 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thanks for showing us those beautiful little places spread all over Hungary

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Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 4 weeks ago

You're welcome, Antonio. And thanks for the appreciation smile

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