The Valuable Assets of The City
Gyömrő became part of Count Teleki's estate at the and of 18th century. In 1774 Count József Teleki had a castle built, which burnt down in 1835. The famous Teleki library was saved and taken to Pest. On the base of the former castle Count Sámuel Teleki had the new neo-classicist castle constructed according to the plans of József Hild (a famous architect). The castle remained almost undamaged, however the furniture was taken away during World War II. Beautiful trees and bushes decorate the park around the castle. Since 1968 a primary school and a dormitory are operating in the castle, which are maintained by the Local Government of Pest County. This is the most beautiful and attractive building of the city. Near the great castle, two other smaller castles were also built around the 1830s. It serves as a children's home. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries the mansion was owned by count Tibor Teleki, the keeper of the crown, who placed his famous arts collection in this residence. The most famous pieces of his collection included Transylvanian chancellor, Mihály Teleki's saddle, and a case for keeping money, which Mihály Teleki got from the French king, Louis XIV. A Rákóczi's banner and a nobleman's library of 4,000 volumes were also preserved here.
Natural Lake - Spa
In 1920 the spouting water from the earth formed this lake in an idyllic environment, in the center of the settlement. It is suitable for bathing and water-sports. The beach was renovated and cleaned at the beginning of the 1990's. The current leadership of the city pays special attention to the continuous development of Gyömrő's most attractive and touristically significant spectacle.
Roman Catholic Church of Saint John Nepomuk
The church was constructed in 1777, and was renovated in 2002. The designing architect and builder was Jajab Fellner. It was built in Copf style, the benches are baroque works, and the relic holders originate from 1738.
This church was rebuilt in 1819-23, as the successor of the former one standing here from the mid 16th century. The church obtained its current form in 1928. One of its attractions is the internal relief, the "Grieving Genius" made from Carrarra marble the work of Antonio Canova, Italian neo-classicist sculptor. Among the devotional objects of the church the Coconut-chalice is worth mentioning, which was a gift from the Teleki family. Antonio Canova, renowned Italian sculptor, created the Classicist-style Mournful Genius. The relief, carved out of white marble, is located in the Reformed church. At the centre of the relief a genius sits mournfully, leaning on his right arm next to the ash-urn. He is wreathed with laurels and is holding a torch. On the two sides of the relief there is a sword wreathed with laurel and a palm branch. This work of art was placed on the wall of the Reformed church in 1829.
Regional Village House
The enthusiastic and devoted patriots of the city established the first village museum of the county in 1954, under the name of II. Ferenc Rákóczi Village Museum. The building of the Country House with verenda was constructed in 1840. The room, kitchen and pantry of the former dwelling-house were furnished in a traditional way. Besides the ethnographic objects the museum collects dokuments of local history, as well.
Ferenc II Rákóczi Monument
The road, which is leading out to Üllő you can see the Ferenc II Rákóczi (Francis II Rákóczi) Monument where he gave his famous Gyömrő speech. When planning a change in his military campaign in Transdanubia, prior to taking his army up into northern Hungary (now Slovakia) Ferenc Rákóczi II. gave a speech to his people outlining his plans (3 July 1705).
"I don't want an empire. I am not asking for treasures; all I ask for is the courage one expects from a true Hungarian. With this firmly in mind I will truly be able to live and die amongst you!"
- the fishing-lake in the center of the town (3 ha)
- the nature reserves around the lakes
- tradition preserving local programs, for instance the annually organized Rákoczi Days
- the exhibitions of Gyömrő's artists (Gyömrő is the home of several painters, sculptors, poets and musicians with a national reputation)
- restaurants, motels
- stone-bridge from the Roman age
The educational, cultural, sport, health-care, financial, economic, administration and judiciary institutions, the workplaces of the industrial companies, the restaurants and motels, the artistic and natural values further enhance the natural values of the town. Colorful school-life is a characteristic of the town, as well as the cultural and tradition preserving activities. 12 civil organizations operate in Gyömrő, which have a significant role in determining the cultural, traditional and sport life of the city.
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