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Country  Hungary
County Csongrád
 • Total 48.93 km2 (18.89 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,674
 • Density 34/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 6769
Area code(s) 62
Location of Csongrád County in Hungary

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


It covers an area of 48.93 km2 (19 sq mi) and has a population of 1674 people (2002).


A National Memorial Park has been erected in the neighborhood of the village to remember the first parliamentary meeting of Hungarians in 895-896. In a great hall the circular panorama painting of Árpád Feszty was rebuilt and related exhibitions form an important national museum of Hungary.

In the Memorial Park a village museum has been also rebuilt (Skanzen). There old buildings once popular in the Great Hungarian Plain can be visited together with old workshops. For example the old car factory consisted of the three workshops of the wheel-maker, the ladder-mount maker and the blacksmith masters.

The ruins of an old Benedictine monastery of Romanesque style was also excavated in Pusztaszer. The foundations can be visited and the western doorway is partly reconstructed.

The ruins of the Pusztaszer Benedictian Monastery.

Sculptures of old Hungarian kings and princes form a historical sculptural memorial garden.

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Coordinates: 46°33′N 19°59′E / 46.550°N 19.983°E / 46.550; 19.983