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Sight in the area

On foot or by bicycle:

Kertek-alja Study Path (3 km)

Vár-alja Study Path (4,5 km)

Vár-forrás Path (6 km)

By bicycle:

Hollókő – Rimóc (6 km)

One of the most beautiful, constructed bicycle routes of the country.

Hollókő Landscape Protection Area:

Holló Nature Trail

The National Blue Trail Route leads through Hollókő and leads through the Hollókő Nature Reserve on a 15 km path.

The stops of the National Blue Trail Route that are easily reachable from Hollókő:

Becske (37 km) – Szanda – (30 km) -Terény (28 km) – Cserhátsurány (24 km) – Nógrádsipek (14 km) – Hollókő – Felsőtold (4,5 km) – Alsótold (6,5 km) – Garáb (7 km) – Nagybárkány(11 km)  – Sámsonháza (13 km) – Mátraverebély (20 km)– Mátraszentistván (37 km)

Recommended towns for sightseeing:

Pásztó (20 km)

Pásztó national monument town centre

Cistercian baroque  monastery

School master’s house

Winery from the middle ages

Benedictine ruins


Szécsény (16 km)

Forgách – Chateau (Francis II. Rákóczi was elected prince here)

Castle gardens

Castle ruins – walkway and watch-tower

Fire tower (leans almost as much as the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa)

Franciscan church and monastery, Rákóczi-room

Holy Trinity Monument

Kubinyi Ferenc Museum

Haynald gate

Balassagyarmat (36 km)

Palóc Museum

County Hall

Local Historical Collection

Pannónia Motorcycle Museum

Serbian church

Roman Catholic Paris church

County prison from before

Town hall, Mikszáth – Madách Memorial Room

Jewish Museum and Jewish cemetary by Ipoly

Nyírjes Botanical gardens and wild-life par

Special attractions:

Memorials of famous Hungarians:

Benczúr-castle and mausoleum in Benczúrfalva (5 km from Szécsény), István Simon exhibition

Madách-chateau – Csesztve (38 km)

Tolnay Klári Museum – Mohora (32 km)

Mikszáth Memorial house - Mohora

Mikszáth-memorial chateau Horpács (51 km), buried in the cemetery are Mikszáth’s wife and their son who died young

Balassagyarmat (36 km) townhall, Mikszáth – Madách memorial room

Terény-Kiskérpuszta (33 km) – Szentgyörgyi Albert spent his childhood’s summer vacations here

Locations connected to Mikszáth in Slovakia:

Szklabonya (Sklabina) – he was born here

Rimaszombat (Rimavska Sobota) – he went to school here

Selmecbánya (Banska Stiavnica) he graduated from secondary school here, at the same school as Petőfi

Nógrád sanctuaries:

Nagylóc – Őrhegy, according to the legend, in an andesite stone one can see Jesus Christ’s footprint, prints of his donkey and his walking stick

Tar – Buddhist Stupa and Temple, Körösi Csoma Memorial park(28 km)

Pásztó- Holy spirit church, weeping Mary statue (20 km)

Szentkút – National Shrine (35 km) – Mátraverebély-Szentkút

Szécsény – Franciscan Church – Francis II. Rákóczi spent the night before the day when he was elected prince) (16 km)

Szanda – Mária-spring, Káponka

Connecting to the WAY OF MARY (Vanyarc – Bér – Buják – Ecseg – Kozárd –  Mátraszőlős – Sámsonháza – Szentkút)

Castle tours and World heritage sites:

Castle visits in Nógrád, by the border and in Slovakia:

Nógrád (67 km),

Szanda (36 km),

Buják (36 km),

Salgó (53 km),

Somoskő (58 km),

Fülek (72 km – Slovakia),

Sirok (69 km),

World heritage sites in the region and nearby:

Hungary / Northern Hungary

Tokaj historical wine district and cultural landscape

Hortobágy National Park – A Puszta

Caves of Aggtelek Karst- and Slovak Karst

Mezőkövesd – Matyó embroidery


Banska Stiavnica (Old Town of Selmecbánya)