Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park

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Coordinates: 46°29′22.17″N 20°5′46.33″E / 46.4894917°N 20.0962028°E / 46.4894917; 20.0962028

The Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park is an open-air museum of Hungarian history in Ópusztaszer, Hungary. It was established in 1982 and is most famous for being the location of the Feszty Panorama, a cyclorama by Árpád Feszty and his assistants, depicting the beginning of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin in 895. The painting was completed in 1894 for the 1000th anniversary of the event.[1][2]

Rotunda in Ópusztaszer; the location of the Feszty Panorama

In the 1970s, a decision was made to build a heritage park in Csongrád County. Restoration of the Arrival of the Hungarians painting and the construction of a new rotunda for the cyclorama began. Construction stopped in 1979 and parts of the canvas were again stored rolled up. In 1991, a Polish group of restorers won the contract for a new restoration.[3] Since 1995 it has been on display again, together with artificial terrain and hidden speakers playing sound effects. It is the main attraction of the heritage park of Ópusztaszer.


  1. ^ MagyarSzo 2008, p. 19
  2. ^ "The Puszta and Lake Tisza". Tourism portal of Hungary. 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ Kerkay, Emese (2010). "The Feszty Panorama Painting". magyarmuzeum.org. Retrieved January 9, 2010. 

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