Welcome to the Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park!
The Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park as a national memorial has great importance in the Hungarian history. It is one of the most visited heritage locations, surrounded by wonderful nature.
Visitors do not come to the park only because of the Feszty Panorama anymore: the Park provides attractions for several days thanks to its sights, services and events. Participate in a historical time travel in the revived Heritage Park that offers valuable leisure time in the summer and now thanks to the developments also in winter time. The Park has a multifunctional Visitor Centre and four brand new exhibitions. The visitors can learn about the Hungarian history from the Settlement to the present day and the history of the Monastery of Szer present by 3D movies in the cinema in the Visitor Center.
The Szer’s medicine gardens and the House of Herbs, make it possible for you to gain insight into the world of medicinal herbs. In front of the new processing building, a historically accurate garden was created, which is similar to and based upon the plans that have been discovered of the original garden of the Benedictine monks. The Heritage Park also offers traditional, theme events beside the sights. Some of them present the folklore and the Hungarian history (Easter, Pentecost, St. Stephen’s Day, Grape harvest, Day of the Artisans, Christmas of Hungarians).
You are hereby cordially invited to a historical time travel!
Parts of the Heritage Park
The Árpád monument built for the Millennium of the settlement is located in the heart of the Heritage Park and it is surrounded by the Historical Sculpture Park that honours the memory of the greatest of the Hungarian history.
Monastery of Szer
It can be evidenced that the oldest part of the Heritage Park is the onetime church and its monastery. A monastery was added to the church at the end of the 11th century that was built in the age of St. Stephen and this served as the centre of the region until the end of the 16th century. Due to the demolition caused by the troops of the Ottoman Empire the population left the area and the uninhibited buildings were destroyed by the lapse of time. The Szeri House of Herbs situated amongst the ruins of the Szer monastery and built in 2017. The herb garden and adjacent building pose an opportunity for the guests of the park to gain access to medical and botanical knowledge which previously only monks would have been privy to.
The main museum building of the Heritage Park hosts the monumental work that was created for the Millennium of the Settlement in 1896. Árpád Feszty and his his co-artists created the painting with the title „The Arrival of the Hungarians” and it displays the historical moment when the settling Hungarians lead by Árpád conquer the Carpathian Basin.