National and historical symbols of Hungary

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The coat-of-arms of the Village of Szob
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Szob

(Pest County)

It's Angevin house's triangle in the shield from on the heraldrian green backround and silvery rider reduces to water with his spear from rock. The rider is Saint Ladislas with glory who reduces to water for his thirsty army.

Szob is situated next to the Danube and Ipoly river at the foot of the Börzsöny mountains, on the Hungarian and Slovakian border. It's about sixty kilometres from Budapest and it lies north-east from the capital next to the 12th arterial road.

Population of Szob is about three thousands.

Short historical survery of Szob

The settlement's history dates back to prehistoric age. The eldest find is about 30-35.000 years old.

Archeologists had found material relics from neolothic, Bronze and early Iron Ages,which all goes to show that people have lived on this settlement for a long time.

Similar to present name of the town / SOB/ had been included in charter of the age of the Árpáds which was written in 1280. Szob's name didn't clear up but it originated from some kind of Slavonic personal name / Zoob, Zwb, Zob, Zub, Zoby, Szob, Szobb and again Szob/.

The settlement had been royal estate in 1200 years and it had belonged to castle of Damásd. Szob often had changed hands after Angevin house's died out,it was now royal estate now church or nobleman's estate. It had lost its population because of repeated owner's alternation and the Turks' devastation, therefore chapter of Esztergom had settled Catholic Slovaks in 1668 and in 1720.

Thriving of settlement had started in the second half of 19th century and Luczenbacher family played a great part in it. They had laid stress on industrialization,they had estalished and operated a lot of factories.

Foundation of the new people's school is linked with the name of Luczenbacher family. Later it was boy's school. And they had founded school for young ladies in 1885 which had named after Páli Saint Vince.

The building up of railway considerably furthered dynamic industrial and agricultural development of Szob in 1850. It's noteworthy that Frigyes Kodály - Zoltán Kodály's father - was stationmaster here from 1883 to 1885.

Administrative situation of town often changed. It had appertained to Hont county from foundation of the state till about 1000 years, after it to Nógrád county and it has been part of Pest county since 1949. Szob had been village, borough, chief town and lard village. It has got title of town 1st July 2000 and it has meant the great leap forward in the life of settlement.

Sights

Roman Catholic church

The church built between 1775-78 in late Baroque style. The building is with nave and tehere is steeple in front of facade, church is facing the east. It had built on the evidence of unified plans and it has remained to nowadays. Lőrinc Dunaiszky was creator of its altar who was famous wood-carver in those times. Two principal figures of high altar are Saint Stephen and Saint Emery. These are the first historical field statue pair of native classicism sculpture. The altar had stood in 1818. Fráter Risardi created the altar-piece which depictes patron saint - Saint Ladislas - of the church who reduces to water from the rock. The new altar-piece has made in 1927,it has painted by Ferenc Lohr.

Calvary

Pál Luczenbacher had built the calvary-chapel early in 1880 for own and his family's ashes on hill next to the Danube. The 1881 can read on the central crucifix of calvary but the 1890 can read on the building of calvary and its boards,so it has built presumably in two period. Pál Luczenbacher was out for the place will be as nice as possible. There is beautiful view over Danube bend and it's ideal place for meditation.

Cemetry chapel

The Luczenbacher family had built other important chapel for burial vault of its family's members in the old cemetery. The neoGothic chapel has built in 1852 by Gerster and Feri. There is an Identikit picture above entrance of it,this is Maria with infant.

Nepomuki Saint John statue

It's eldest statue in Szob. There is 1758 on its pedestal. The statue had painted colouring but it has worned nowadays. The first writting entry of its history acts in Canonica Visitatio in 1818.

Luczenbacher mansion

The Luczenbacher's mansion lies between Árpád street and bank of Danube. Arpadian age's church had stood on its place which had built in 18th century and it had pulled down in early 1900. The new mansion has been finished in Baroque and Neoclassicism style between 1904 and 1907. Ignác Alpár - architect of Budapest- was design's mansion

The mansion has declared a historic building in 1987. The lazarism holy order bought the mansion in 1931 and it was functioning as house of their holy order. The Saint Ladislas Grammar-school is in the building which has functioned by holy order.

Town hall

The building of town hall is linked whit the name of Luczenbacher family. It was built for convent to a design by Győző Czigler. It was building of district council after the order's disbanding.

Börzsöny Museum

The museum has been formed with the aim of excavating and collecting the archeological and etnographical materials of settlements of Börzsöny hills and Ipoly basin. Founded by János Adolf Horváth and Géza Laczus.

The museum entertains visitors all the year round and its galleries usually gives home to famous artists' perodic exhibitions.

Saint Ladislas statue

The patron saint of town's bronze bust stands in Saint Ladislas Square which has made in 2000 - in the year of millennium- by Imre Szabó, local sculptor.

Institutional provision

Culture

József Attila Community Centre

Érdy János Library and Information Centre

Cinema

The town's cultural life is very plentiful. The famous Danubius Dance Group and Danube Bend Wind Ensemble works here and there are a lot of less local artistc groups,for example String Orchestra of Szob, the Harlekin Dramatic Society, Singers and Dance group of local pensioner's club and majorette's group.

Public Health

There are two family doctors, paediatrician and dentist. There is health centre in which there are medical ward, ophthalmology, X-ray, dermatologist, neurology, gynaecology, surgery, laboratory, dental surgery, rheumatology, physiotherapy, ear, nose and throat clinic, urology and paediatrics.

There are ambulance station and pharmacy in town.

Education

Nursery School

Fekete István Primary School

Kodály Zoltán District School of Music

Saint Ladislas Grammar-school

Social provision

There is old people's home inside this are club for old people, secure accomodation for olds, household giving assistance and social boarding.

Police station

One town and eleven villages belong to its competence from Dömös to Bernecebaráti and board of Nógrád county.

Sporting life

Leisure Centre and Sports Club of Szob with its eight section provide opportunity for relaxation, physical training and recreation.

Tourism

Ferry connects Szob with Transdanubia. So the getting is insured to the near historical towns /f.e.: Visegrád, Esztergom, Szentendre / and beauty spot / f.e.: Leányfalu, the Pilis mountains/.

We can get to Börzsöny mountains on narrow-gange from Kismaros which lies from the settlement to about 15 kilometres.

The paying-guest service secures lodgings for visitors.

Tourists can have one's meals in the Fehér Bárány lodge or in the Herfli Bierkeller.

Lajos Kuris - the world-famous master blacksmith who shoed eggs and he was in the Guinesse book of records- had lived in our settlement and a lot of artists live and work here, for example László F. Micsei painter, Lajos Ziman sculptor and Imre Szabó maker of coin and sculptor. Other talented amateur artists work on this beautiful the bank of Danube town, there is wonderful picturesque view over the Börzsöny and Pilis mountains.