People's Garden

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Coordinates: 48°5′42″N 20°47′21″E / 48.09500°N 20.78917°E / 48.09500; 20.78917

Spring in Népkert

The People's Garden (in Hungarian: Népkert) is a park in Miskolc, Hungary. With an area of 56.921 m², it is the third largest park of Miskolc (after Tapolca-Hejőliget and Csanyik, but since those are in the outer districts, Népkert is the largest park in the city proper. There are many sports facilities in the park.

History[edit]

The park was fashioned in the 1870s. At that time it was on the edge of the city; in the next few decades the area became a villa district (several beautiful villas stand there today), and after Miskolc began to grow after World War II, the park became part of today's downtown.

Sights and sports facilities[edit]

  • Bronze statue of Queen Elisabeth (Sissi) by Alajos Stróbl; it was the first statue of Elisabeth in the country (1899)
  • Vigadó Restaurant (designed by Alfréd Hajós; restored in 1996; address: Görgey street 19)
  • Statue park
  • Sports Hall (built in 1970)
  • Ice Hall, a sports hall for ice sports (2006)
  • Skating rink (in winter only)
  • Two playgrounds

Népkert is also a colloquial name of the park Érsekkert (Archbishop's Garden) in Eger.