Bátonyterenye is a town of 12,000 people (2021) and district in Nógrád County.



Get in

Map of Bátonyterenye

There are buses and trains from Hatvan and Salgótarján.

The town is accessible by road and rail. By road the 21 highway and 23 highway can be reached from the city.

Bátonyterenye can be reached by train on the Hatvan – Somoskőújfalu railway line. There are two railway stations (Nagybátony and Kisterenye) and a railway stop (Kisterenye-Bányatelep) in the town.

Get around


Local transport is provided by the Volánbusz bus.

In the town

Paloc Country House
  • 1 Paloc Country House. A 19th-century folk style building with local history collection.    
Maconka Roman Catholic church
  • 2 Maconka Roman Catholic church (Church of St. Stephen the King). The most valuable monument of the city is the Romanesque church in Maconka, built in the 14th century. Single-nave, gothic, baroque building. It has a small tower on its simple pediment. Gothic windows can be seen on the nave and in the sanctuary. In the sanctuary, 15th-century murals have been unearthed in 1971.  
  • 3 Gyürky-Solymossy Castle and Castle Park, Népkert út 7-9. It is the southernmost example of the baroque castle type famous in the northern part of the Carpathian Basin, and the only such structure in Hungary. It was built around 1790 by the Gyürky family. The "onion dome" side tower on the two corners of the west façade makes it characteristic. Its 13-hectare park is a nature reserve for a number of rare plants. There is a permanent memorial exhibition in honour of the sculptor István Szabó. The castle also houses the Factory History Collection of the Salgótarján Metallurgical Works.
  • Kisterenye Roman Catholic Church (1736): The baroque building on the hill next to the castle, which can be seen from the main road 21, is on a Gothic foundation, but has been remodelled several times. The St. Stephen's holy martyrs flat ceiling vaulted church sanctuary Today's interior painting of the church was created in 1956, and the exterior was renovated in the 1960sand took place in the late 1990s. From its early Baroque furnishings, a carved stone-protected pulpit resting on an ornate stone baluster has survived.
  • Szúpatak Lutheran Church (1903): The population of Szúpatak has now dropped below 100. The church in the middle of the settlement was built in 1903, surrounded by some typical specimens of the Palóc farmhouse from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Puszta Church remnants (1277): To the east of the part of the settlement called the village of Nagybátony, 2 km towards Felsőlengyend, are the ruins of a church on top of a hill.
  • Arany (Gold) Hill (Bronze Age urn cemetery) excavation also with the Rákóczi castle remnants
  • In the public spaces and parks of Bátonyterenye you can find many sculptures, reliefs and monuments by local or nationally renowned artists:
    • Péter Molnár's Miner's Monument in the Mining City
    • István Szabó Sr.'s Reader Miner in the small park in front of the Ady Endre Cultural Centre
    • Béni Ferenczy's The Young Miner in front of the Ady Endre Cultural Centre
    • István Szabó Jr.'s Flóra in the square next to the ABC of Kisterenye symbolizes purity, youth and spring.

In the district

  • 4 Mátraverebély (bus from Bátonyterenye, also train too from Hatvan, Salgótarján). Catholic church (Gothic); Szentkút's Catholic Church and St. Mary's Shrine, hermit caves    





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