Pétervására is a town of 2,000 people (2021), and a district in the Tarna Valley in Heves County.


Keglevich Castle

It is bordered on the south-southwest by the Mátra mountains, on the north by the Tarnavidék Landscape Protection Area, and on the east by the Bükk region.

Get in


The town is 33 km from Eger, 35 km from Salgótarján and 36 km from Ózd. It crosses Highway 23. There is no rail connection.

Get around


See and do


In the town

  • Pétervásár Roman Catholic church. Built for Charles Keglevich in 1812-17. It was one of Hungary first romantic style, neo-Gothic buildings. In the lower church there is the crypt of the Keglevichs, which was walled in 1980 after the death of the last descendant.
  • Circular chapel: At the intersection of Kossuth and Petőfi roads stands a small circular church built in 1722 in Baroque style.
  • Keglevich Castle. The U-shaped, two-storey baroque castle with a mansard roof was built in 1760 for Gábor Keglevich. Today, a vocational school and a dormitory operate in the building.
  • In Freedom Square, the World War I memorial, which has stood in since 1920, and Soviet Heroic Monument.
  • Statue of Liberty: on Szabadság Square in the pre-school park since 1967, has honoured the "Soviet Heroes of Liberation".

In the district

  • 1 Matraderecske (Mátraderecske). Castle Kanázs
  • 2 Parad (Parád). the park of the Spa, Helena Valley Falls
  • 3 Recsk. National Memorial Park, Horse chestnut row
  • 4 Sirok. Castle





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