Besides beautiful vineyards, charming hill-slopes, fishing lake, beehive stones and stone caves Egerszalók possesses the exceptional treasure, thermal water. For this reason it is one of the villages of Hungary with superlative givens.

At the area of Egerszalók vine-growing area more than 350 hectares of vineyards are cultivated. Nowadays, viticulture is the most determined agricultural products of the community. Numerous families are occupied in wine-production and wine tourism.
Egerszalók’s real attraction, on the southern side of the village, is the thermal spring erupting from deep in the earth and limestone hill created by water runoff, which over the years has come to be known as “salt hill.” The 65-68 C◦ medicinal water rich in mineral content continually builds jagged, white formations, offering an imposing spectacle.
The medicinal water of calcium magnesium hydrogen carbonate also contains sodium and a significant amount of metasilicic acid, and has been ranked as one of the best in the sulphuric medicinal waters category.

Over the years, the limestone hill has become a symbol and trademark of the surrounding area. It’s a sight unique to Europe, with similar natural formations found only in two other places in the world, at Pamukkale in the Asian part of Turkey and in Yellowstone National Park in the United States.Since the 18th century, Egerszalók has been the place of healing. The pilgrimages started after the miraculous healing of a blind girl.
“According to the remembrance, a blind girl found the picture of Maria in tekse-szalóki cru, who regained her eyesight. After this, further miraculous recoveries were happened. For proving the authenticity, Barkóczy Ferenc, Bishop of Eger ordained a legitimate examination in 1755. … Therefore it was proved, that “ many seriously ill, already abandoned by doctors, turned to Virgin Mary in Egerszalók, restored to health promptly. Others who suffered from corporal necessities the desired abatement of pain was found at this place.”

There was a church in the village in the Middle Ages, the baroque church, which can be seen today, was built in 1738 according to the plans of the Italian architect, Giovanni Battista Carlone. The greatest wealth of the church is the devotional picture of the Virgin Mary and a wooden rococo statue of the Virgin Mary from the 18th century. Pope Clement XIII.gave the permit for 3 patronal festivals for ever to Egerszalók: the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary – 25th March, the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order – 16th July, liturgical feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 8th September. These days, the Egerszalók Youth’s Meeting and Spiritual Exercises arranged annually, has a very important role. With its 1500 participants can be called one of the greatest catholic youth’s meeting in Hungary.


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