Szarvas and its attractions

Szarvas is a Hungarian city located within the County of Bekes, towards the south eastern area of the country. This city has several unique attractions as well as a very appealing natural environment, being this way a great choice for all those tourists who wish to find a destination which allows them to have fun as well as to relax and enjoy attractive landscapes during a vacation in Hungary.

The city of Szarvas has a population of approximately 18,600 inhabitants who live in a territory of about 161.5 km2, in such a way that the population density of this destination is of around 115 inhabitants per km2. It might be interesting to know that this city is often called in different ways in other languages, such as, for example, Sarvas in Slovak, Cerbul in Romanian, and Sarwasch in German.

Szarvas as it is known nowadays was established during the 18th century, when a group of Slovakians and people from other countries arrived to this area of Hungary and settled in it. Nowadays, this city is still home of an important amount of Slovakians, who throughout the many decades that they have lived in the city, have left their mark and many aspects of their culture and traditions in it.

One of the most interesting facts to know about Szarvas is that this city was where the first agricultural school in the entire Hungary was built. This school caused Szarvas to become a well known and very popular city throughout the rest of Hungary, attracting students from many different spots to it every year since its construction.

The city of Szarvas offers several unique attractions, such as for example the Pepi Garden or Szarvas Arboretum. The Szarvas Arboretum, located on the shore of the River Koros, was created towards endings of the 19th century and is home of more than 1500 different species of plants, bushes, and trees. Besides this, when visiting Szarvas, tourists could also meet the Dry Mill of Ady Endre, one of the few mills of its kind that is still in working order in Hungary.

Map of Szarvas in Hungary