After leaning the Hungary history at the Historical Memorial Park, we are going to the old capital of Kalocsa.
St. Ladislaus (Ladislaus I : 1040 – 1095) was King of Hungary and Croatia. He was canonized on 27 June 1192. According to the legends Ladislaus was a pious knight-king, “the incarnation of the late-medieval Hungarian ideal of chivalry.” He is a popular saint in Hungary and neighboring countries, where many churches are dedicated to him.
Kalocsa is a town in Bács-Kiskun County. Historically it was a center of politics and the economy. Now it is a quiet country town. It has a population 16 136 (2015 census).
Kalocsa is situated in a marshy but highly productive district, near the left bank of the Danube River. The main industry of the town is spice, paprika and pepper, wine production and raising flowers. Folk art (embroidery) is also famous.
This building was donated by a charitable person in 1952 to the city. The house is 200 years old. The farm-house was built on a small hill in order to be protected from potential floods due to the adjacency of River Danube. It was constructed of adobe which kept the rooms warm in winter and cool in summer.
The house was roofed with thatch, the chimney symbolized the power of the Catholic Church.
The first three rooms present the former peasant lifestyle in its original form, and the forth room is the former pantry, now a small exhibition displaying the development of the Kalocsa folk art.
Got some goods at the shop, we are walking to the Kalocsa cathedral. It will take 15 minutes.
We arrived at the Trinity Square. Here are Pál the Tomori College, the St. Mary Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace. Let’s explore immediately.
Assumption Cathedral, Kalocsa also usually called St. Mary Cathedral serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese. In 1050 the first church was built; it was destroyed several times over the centuries. The current cathedral was built on the remains of the previous churches, and was built between 1728 and 1774 in Baroque style.
After this, we have to leave this little old city. I really love like this country town. It has a full of history. I’d like to stay in the city longer.
Sayonara, the town of Kalocsa. See you again!