What you need to know before traveling to Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén

The County of Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen is situated in the north-eastern region of Hungry, and shares a border with Slovakia. Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen is the second largest county in Hungry by area and population. There are many different cities and towns in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen including Aggtelek. This town is known for the many caverns that are filled with magnificent stalactite formations. These caverns make up part of the Domica cave system which is recognized as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aggtelek and Slovak. This is only one of the many sights that you should see when visiting Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen.

Located in the town of Miskolc is the Gothic Protestant Church of Avas, the oldest building in the downtown area. It was first built in the 13th century. In 1544 the Turks set the church ablaze. Interestingly, the Catholic owner of the Diosgyor Estate refused to grant permission to use wood from the nearby forests to rebuild the church. This was because it was a Protestant church. It wasn’t until twenty years had passed that the little church was finally reconstructed. The belfry bells have played the Westminster Chimes every 15 minutes since 1941. Finding a cheap hotel in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen is easy so don’t delay making your travel plans to this interesting county of Hungry.

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