Szécsény is a town of 5,500 people (2021) and district in Nógrád County.

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Map of Szécsény

Szécsény lies 30 km (19 mi) from the county seat Salgótarján and 105 km (65 mi) from Budapest. Several bus services are available to Budapest every day but there is a railway line too.

There are also buses and trains from Balassagyarmat.

It is accessible from Slovakia for Kováčovce also from the new Catherine bridge.

  • 1 Szécsény railway station (north of town off from side road 2205). On the Aszód – Balassagyarmat – Ipolytarnóc railway line.  

Get around

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In the town

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Franciscan Convent, Szécsény
  • 1 Forgách Palace and Francis Kubinyi Museum, Ady Endre street 7. Tu-Su 10:00-16:00, Monday closed. The permanent archaeological exhibition showed finds of different periods (e.g. Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Migration period, Middle Ages) representing the history of Nógrád county. Free.
  • The Franciscan Monastery (Baroque, Tu-Sa 10:00-16:00, Ft 500),
  • Roman Catholic Church (Gothic)
  • Benczúr Castle
 
The Leaning Fire Tower of Szécsény
  • 2 Fire Tower. Tu-Su 10:00-18:00. A baroque style fire tower, built in 1893. Ft 400.  
  • Parliament Place of Szécsény (Borjúpást)
  • Sandor Pinter Memorial Room
  • Handicraftsman’s House with a Tourinform office

In the district

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  • 3 Hollókő. A beautiful old preserved village, part of UNESCO World Heritage List    
  • 4 Hollókő Landscape Protection Area (Hollókői Tájvédelmi Körzet). 141 hectares. The Hollókői castle with the old village since 1987, the UNESCO World Heritage list can be found. The surrounding area is under nature protection. The Bükki National Park designated around a castle - 'Castle Tour Path' that presents the cultural and natural values ​​of the area. Take a walk or a bike. The path marked with green and there are 23 guide plates. Also part of its 6 museums and exhibition halls.    

In the town

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  • Town Day at the end of May or at the beginning of June
  • Autumn Art Exhibition of Szécsény and Szécsény Vintage Festival
  • The cultural centre sponsors the Ferenc Erkel mixed-voice choir that has been performing for 30 years

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  • Hiking trips to the Cserhát Mountains.

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