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Békéscsaba

History highlihts

In the middle ages, at the current location of Békéscsaba there were 9 villages. First written record of the settlement is in the tax census of 1332.

Later, under the long Ottoman occupation, the area become unpopulated.

Repopulation started in 1718, which was followed by a period of dynamic industrial and economic development, and prosperity.

More than 1000 years old villages were around in the past

Békéscsaba has been re-established in 1718.

Traditions

The Csabai Sausage is the most famous, internationally well-known gastronomic specialty of Southern Hungary.
Today our sausage is proudly protected by the Protected Geographical Indication of the European Union Commission.

Békéscsaba – The Capital of sausage. Every family works with their own recipes
The Csabai Sausage is an so called „Hungaricium” all over in Europe.

Békéscsaba City of Munkácsy

One of the best known citizens of Békéscsaba is Mihály Munkácsy. The famous painter’s  memory is well preserved in the Munkácsy Quarter 

Here the Mihály Munkácsy Museum has the world’s largest Munkácsy collection with the painter’s personal items, documents and the photos taken of him.

 

The Grape Breeding Traditions

 

Adolf Stark (also citizen of Békéscsaba) created the Csabagyöngye (Pearl of Csaba) grape. In 1899, he organized the international catalog sale of grapes.

 

Aviation traditions by the citizens of Békéscsaba

Lajos Ős created the first helicopter model in 1909. His prototype is on exhibit in the Hungarian Museum of Transportation.

András Kvasz was the designer of Hungary's first aircraft in 1908. A model based on his design were in production in Hungary for decades.

 

István Nattán, mechanical engineer is known for his work with gliders in Békés County in 1934.