Monoszló

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Monoszló
Coat of arms of Monoszló
Coat of arms
Monoszló is located in Hungary
Monoszló
Monoszló
Location of Monoszló
Coordinates: 46°54′11″N 17°38′25″E / 46.90308°N 17.64029°E / 46.90308; 17.64029Coordinates: 46°54′11″N 17°38′25″E / 46.90308°N 17.64029°E / 46.90308; 17.64029
Country  Hungary
County Veszprém
Area
 • Total 7.46 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 162
 • Density 21.71/km2 (56.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8273
Area code(s) 87

Monoszló is a village in Veszprém county, Hungary.

History[edit]

The village is a very ancient settlement mentioned in the old charters. One famous descendent of the village is Lodomer, Archbishop of Esztergom in the second half of the 13th century. during king Ladislaus IV of Hungary. As the Archbishop of Esztergom was the second highest rank within the church in Hungary, the village has a beautiful old parish church.

Sightseeing[edit]

The church of the village exhibits many medieval details in its architecture. The southern doorway is particularly beautiful and includes the tree of life, flanked by two birds.

Four romanesque doorway tympanons from Hungary. The left upper is the one from Monoszló.

Nearby one can visit the  Hegyestű geological site, where one can observe the needle shaped basalt rock formation created during the area's volcanic past.

References[edit]

  • Gerevich T. (1938): Magyarország románkori emlékei. (Die romanische Denkmäler Ungarns.) Egyetemi nyomda. Budapest
  • Dercsényi D. (1972): Románkori építészet Magyarországon. Corvina, Budapest
  • Ludwig E. (2002-2008): Rejtőzködő Magyarország. MN Online. A sorozat cikke Monoszló templomáról.
  • Szőnyi O. (É.n.): Régi magyar templomok. Alte Ungarische Kirchen. Anciennes églises Hongroises. Hungarian Churches of Yore. A Műemlékek Országos Bizottsága. Mirályi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest.

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