Tornaszentandrás

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Tornaszentandrás
Tornaszentandras.jpg
Coat of arms of Tornaszentandrás
Coat of arms
Tornaszentandrás is located in Hungary
Tornaszentandrás
Tornaszentandrás
Location of Tornaszentandrás in Hungary
Coordinates: 48°31′12.86″N 20°46′32.77″E / 48.5202389°N 20.7757694°E / 48.5202389; 20.7757694
Country Hungary
Region Northern Hungary
County Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Subregion Edelényi
Rank Village
KSH code 27836[1]
Area[1]
 • Total 15.65 km2 (6.04 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2008)[1]
 • Total 233
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3765
Area code +36 48
Website www.menet.hu/tornaszentandras/

Tornaszentandrás is a village in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, in Hungary. The name literally means 'Saint Andrew in Torna County'.

Sightseeing[edit]

The major sight in the village is the parish church of Saint Andrew dating back to the Árpád dynasty: it has a double apse. In one of apse stands a statue of the patron saint of miners, Saint Barbara. In the other stands a statue of the patron saint of the church, Saint Andrew. The landowners of the village settled miners from Merano, in northern Italy, and their religious tradition is probably reflected in these apses here in Hungary.

Tornaszentandrás is home to extraordinary landscapes, which are especially breathtaking in the early hours.

References[edit]

  • H. Szabó B. (1979): Árpád-kori emlékek Borsodban. Miskolc
  • Gerevich T. (1938): Magyarország románkori emlékei. (Die romanische Denkmäler Ungarns.) Egyetemi nyomda. 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

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