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I sepnt a weekend in Gyula with my family in the end of October. On our way home we stopped in Szabadkígyós to visit the Wenckheim Palace. It's a beautiful building with a beautiful big park but sadly it's quite neglected.
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The most important treasure of Szabadkígyós is the Kígyós Puszta on the edge of the settlement. The Wenckheim Palace and its park are part of this protected area.
Archaeological research has unearthed several traces of human settlements on Kígyós Puszta. The oldest date back to the Bronze Age.
Ókígyós (Old Kígyós) and its surroundings were revived after the depopulation of Turkish times with the arrival of Hungarian, Slovakian and German settlers. A tobacco plantation was established in 1815, a church was built, and forests were planted.
Count Frederick Wenckheim and Countess Christina Wenckheim had the Wenckheim Palace built in Szabadkígyós (Free Kígyós) in 1875-9. This neo-Renaissance and Eclectic building designed by Miklós Ybl remains the most spectacular heritage of the settlement.
The 23 hectares of parkland with an artificial lake and a fountain set besides the palace provide a superb recreational area. The abandoned former riverbeds are the among most important geographical features of the puszta which is an integral part of the park.

from vendegvaro.hu

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