Once upon a time … Nobody knows why, but it is told that a young ‘Matyó’ man was kidnapped by the devil. His fiancée begged in tears the devil to get her beloved back. ‘I don’t mind,’ the devil said ‘I will give your love back if you bring me some flowers.’ At first, the girl was very scared, where to take blooming flowers during wintertime from? Then she had a big idea: she embroidered her apron with roses. The devil was forced to give the lad back. From that time onwards, ornamented aprons have been worn not only by ‘Matyó’ girls but also boys – to prevent from being taken by the devil. At the borderline of the mountains and the Great Plain, in the neighbourhood of various natural resources, we can find Mezőkövesd, the place that is famous for its free-drawn embroideries and rich traditional clothes besides the medicinal water. The former ‘Szegényzug’ keeps and protects the valuable treasures of folk art. Musing along the whitewashed houses on the rambling streets, we can take part in a time travelling and perhaps understand the old tales of the colourful decorations.

Balneo Hotel Zsori Thermal & Wellness

We await you with excellent wellness facilities, medicinal water „Zsóry”, pampering treatments and gourmet gastronomy, within reach of the water world of Tisza Lake, Eger wine region, only an hour's drive from Budapest.

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