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.”