Csongrád (Romanian: Ciongrad; Serbian: Чонград,
translit. Čongrad, archaically also Црноград/Crnograd)
is a town in
Csongrád County in southern Hungary.
Pontoon bridge between
Csongrád and Csépa.
Rovas city limit sign near the pontoon bridge, featuring Hungarian
Sandbank of the
Tisza river near Csongrád.
The railway station.
2 Main sights
4 Famous residents
5 International relations
5.1 Twin towns — Sister cities
7 External links
At the time of the Hungarian Conquest (the end of 9th century) the
Maros Valley was under Bulgarian control. The fortress was known as
Chorniy Grad (Slavic term for 'black castle') and served as a
Bulgarian-Slavic guard outpost. Later King Stephen (1000–1038)
made the town a state administration center, giving its name to a
county. It remained a county seat till the
Mongol invasion of Hungary
(1240–42). The town and fortress were badly damaged by the Mongols;
Béla IV subsequently transferred the county seat to
1247. The move significantly affected Csongrád's recovery. It did not
become a town again until 1920.
The Main Square obtained its definitive shape in the first half of the
10th century, its streets are wide with many trees. The Main Street is
lined by old plane trees.
The road running along the grammar school in
Secessionist style leads
to the old town. This part of the settlement, called Öregvár
(meaning Old Castle), preserves the structure of a Hungarian
fishing-village of the 18th century. The adobes and houses with puddle
wall have thatched roofs, many of them are equipped inside with modern
furniture. One building can be seen with original furniture (at
Gyökér utca 1).
Tisza has a sand-bank which looks like a seashore.
Another attraction of
Csongrád is the backwater generated by the
river control works (Holt-Tisza), which houses several water-birds. In
the wood strip on the left bank of the
Tisza are the uncovered ruins
Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century.
Csongrád is a small and very pretty town especially at the summer
time when there are lot to see and do. This town is very quiet and
peaceful, people are very hospitable and friendly. As the town is
small you can get everywhere on foot or if you prefer you can ride a
bike, you can cycle through
Csongrád on the special bicycle lane.
The greatest attraction in
Csongrád is the
Tisza river bank. The
river has a sandy beach and during summer hundreds of people come to
bathe in the water.
Csongrád has spas and some swimming pools as
well, both indoor and outdoor.
Csongrád's museums include:
Csongrád's traditional style house
László Tari Museum 
István Széchenyi Elementary School's collection of the region
Gallery of Csongrád
Művésztelep (Artists' park)
The permanent exhibition of the museum located in the center of the
city awaits the visitors by presenting a material of town history.
Less than hundred meters away from here the City Gallery can be found,
where from time to time periodical exhibition of the Gallery the
aquarelles of the painter-artist of Csongrád, János Piroska
representing the brilliant technique of color-runout as light as air
There are several beautiful churches in
Csongrád that are worthy of a
The Nagyboldogasszony (Holy Virgin) Church - situated in the main town
square and built between 1762–69
Piroskavárosi Saint Joseph Church Franciscan Abbey
There are two main festivals in the summer time:
Csongrád Wine Festival, which is usually last for 3–4 days
Körös-Toroki Days which lasts for a week
Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian writer
Geca Kon, Serbian publisher
János Piroska, painter
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Hungary
Twin towns — Sister cities
Csongrád is twinned with:
AGD union of cities, France
István Sebestyén (1996): A Glance at Csongrád.
Csongrád a vizek
és a parkok városa. Raszter Kft. Kiadó, Csongrád, Hungary
Csongrád város honlapja: Tisztségviselők (in Hungarian)"Archived
copy". Archived from the original on 18 November 2009. Retrieved 19
Csongrád város honlapja:
Csongrád történelme (in
Hungarian)"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 September
2009. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
^ Népszámlálás 2001: 4.1.1 A népesség számának alakulása,
terület, népsűrűség, 1870–2001 KSH, 2001. (in Hungarian) 
^ Népszámlálás 2001: A nemzetiségi népesség száma. KSH, 2001.
(in Hungarian) 
András Róna-Tas (1999). Hungarians and Europe in the early Middle
Ages: an introduction to early Hungarian history. Central European
University Press. p. 266. ISBN 978-963-9116-48-1.
^ Steve Fallon; Neal Bedford (2003). Hungary. Lonely Planet.
pp. 303–304. ISBN 978-1-74059-152-2.
Csongrád town's official website
^ László Tari Museum
Csongrád town official website
^ List of churches in Csongrád
Csongrád town Events Calendar Archived 5 April 2010 at the Wayback
Portal Bełchatów" [
Bełchatów - Partnership Cities]. Miasto
Bełchatów town council] belchatow.pl (in Polish). 2010.
Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Csongrád.
Csongrád town official website (Hungarian)
List of churches in
László Tari Museum (Hungarian)
Csongrád town Events Calendar (Hungarian)
Csongrád at funiq.hu (English)
Towns and villages of
Csongrád (district seat)
Cities with county rights
Szeged (county seat)
Coordinates: 46°42′41″N 20°08′25″E / 46.71129°N