Pásztó is a town of 9,000 people (2021) and district in Nógrád County.



Over the centuries, it became known mainly as a market town engaged in commerce.

It is northwest of Gyöngyös, between Tar, Mátraszőlős, Zagyvaszentjakab, Kozárd and Csécse.

The industrial plants are far away, the air in the town is clean. Its thermal water provides a pleasant bathing in the summer months.

Get in

Map of Pásztó

To Pásztó town, from Hatvan or Salgótarján take a bus or train. from Gyöngyös or Szécsény, take a bus.

From the M3 motorway, turn off at Hatvan on the main road 21, from Gyöngyös on road 2408, and from Szécsény to the southwest of the settlement you can get to the town on road 2122, which is connected to road 21, which is about 85 km from Budapest.

By train Pásztó can be reached on the Hatvan – Somoskőújfalu railway line.

Get around


In the town

Cistercian Convent
  • 1 Pásztó Monument City Centre.
  • Catholic Church
  • Cistercian monasteries and ruins: The ruined garden evokes the city's past with the remains of the Benedictine and then the Cistercian monastery.
  • Pásztói Reservoir
  • Castle of Cserter
  • Pásztó Museum

In the district

Buják Castle
  • 2 Buják (30 km from Pásztó town). Buják's Castle ruins, Calvary Hill and St. Anne's Chapel (circa 1800), Kesely meadow, the Roman Catholic Church, Bujáki folk costumes, Sasbérc lookout, Sandstone Cave, Alpine-style hunting lodge - inexpensive but excellent accommodation in beautiful surroundings. Egidius-source    
  • 3 Tar (bus from Pásztó town). St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church (Romanesque-Gothic style), Buddhist stupa (former Gaal homestead), Lawrence of Tar fortified manor house. Tuzson Arboretum, approx. 4 hectares, installed around 1898.    

The Hasznosi Reservoir, the Zsiló Valley formed by the damming of the Kövecses stream, and the hiking trails starting from the Mátrakeresztes lead tourists to a pleasant landscape.





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