Kiszombor

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Kiszombor
Country  Hungary
County Csongrád
Area
 • Total 65.81 km2 (25.41 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 4,210
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6775
Area code(s) 62
Kiszombor - Palace from above
Location of Csongrád County in Hungary

Kiszombor is a village in Csongrád county, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary.

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 65.81 km2 (25 sq mi) and has a population of 4210 people (2002).

It is an agricultural village, near the river Maros. With more than its 750 years history it has some antic buildings, for example the Castle Ronay, and the Rotunda which is a church with circle-shaped sketch. There are some beautiful wall-paintings in Gothic style which were painted in the XIV. century.The church itself was built in Romanesque style in the XIII. century.

There is a border-crossing point into Romania near the village, where the first village is Cenad.

There is the "Village-festival" at the third weekend of September in every year where lots of Hungarian artists appear: play, sing, dance and so on. If you're near Kiszombor that time don't forget to drop in.

Roman Catholic Church in Kiszombor

Sightseeing for visitors[edit]

In the village we can see an old architectural heritage from the romanesque art: the church. It consists of two parts. Older is the rotunda built with 6 sections. Younger is, the village church. The rotunda has 2 other relatives of this type in the Carpathian Basin: Gerény and Karcsa.

External references[edit]

  • Aradi N. (Ed.): A művészet története Magyarországon. (The History of Arts in Hungary). Gondolat, Budapest
  • Fülep L. (Ed.): A magyarországi művészet története. (The History of the Hungarian Arts). Budapest
  • Gerevich T.: Magyarország románkori emlékei. (Die romanische Denkmäler Ungarns.) Egyetemi nyomda. Budapest, 1938.
  • Gerő L. : Magyar műemléki ABC. Budapest, 1984
  • Gervers-Molnár, V. (1972): A középkori Magyarország rotundái. (Rotunda in the Medieval Hungary). Akadémiai, Budapest
  • Henszlmann, I. (1876): Magyarország ó-keresztyén, román és átmeneti stylü mű-emlékeinek rövid ismertetése, (Old-Christian, Romanesque and Transitional Style Architecture in Hungary). Királyi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest
  • Marosi E.: A román kor művészete, (Art of the Romanesque Ages). Corvina, Budapest, 1972, ISBN 963-13-2000-6
  • Szilágyi A. (2008): A Kárpát-medence Árpád-kori rotundái és centrális templomai. (The Rotunda and Central Building Churches in the Carpathian Basin.) Semmelweis Kiadó, Budapest

See also[edit]

Rotunda (architecture)

Coordinates: 46°11′N 20°26′E / 46.183°N 20.433°E / 46.183; 20.433