Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary

by Friends of Szadvar (Szadvarert Barati Kor)
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Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
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Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary

Project Report | Nov 18, 2014
Rain and Gain

By Janos Dobos | Project Leader, Friends of Szadvar member

Regular report of the Szadvarert Barati Kor (Friends of Szadvar) association

11/17/2014

 The castle hill of Szadvar is surrounded by beautiful mountains and peaceful valleys which stand guard not only against the enemies but against extreme weather sometimes. Well, it was not the case on the long weekend of 23 - 26th October when the people gathered for the 17th Save the Castle Days event in Szögliget.  Although we did not have to worry that some enemy would reach the village or the castle but a strong cyclone brought extreme rainy weather around the area for a couple of days.

 So the people who arrived to work on the Castle had some time to look around and visit the “Intezo haz” (Governor’s House) in the village. This is one of the oldest buildings of Szögliget and it was recently renovated and restored in its 18th century state. The house is very interesting in itself but for us it’s special because this is the place where the exhibition about Szadvar and its excavations will soon be located. The display cabinets which will show the findings and documents are already installed. The Herman Otto Museum at Miskolc agreed to lend some of the most interesting articles we found during the excavations of Szadvar in the last few years. We are really looking forward to seeing the results of our hard work and we believe that the more people will see it the more volunteers may be involved in the future.

 We have also had the opportunity to visit the near village Tornaszentandras where the Romanesque style Church of Saint Andrew built in the 12th century is known as the location of the wooden altar of Szadvar’s former chapel. So this time the volunteers could see and touch something which was once part of that great castle they are trying to save for the future.

 The 2nd day the rain stopped in the morning so volunteers could climb up to the castle and start cutting the plants off the walls. But only after a few hours of work the rain started to pour again so we had to leave the castle with some remaining bushes. But some of the volunteers could stay and went up on the 3rd day as well. At least we could clean the cellars and the bushy places which made us satisfied.

 Due to the weather conditions the restoration of the Csonka tower was also processing slowly. But we could see the walls were already reinforced on the inside (to the south) and on the adjacent walls. It will be standing when we go back next year and it will look just as the plans showed in the previous report.

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Aug 21, 2014
Summer excavations

By Janos Dobos | Project Leader

May 27, 2014
Saving the Tower and Conference about Szadvar

By Janos Dobos | Project Leader, Friends of Szadvar member

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Location: Szogliget, Hungary - Hungary
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