Sights to visit in PalkonyaStop by the neighbouring cellar village, Palkonya, as well!
Palkonya, the one-street village of southern Baranya county with a population of 350 has preserved the architectural culture of the German winegrowers made to settle down here in the 18th century to this day. The most famous monument group of the village is the cellar-row consisting of 53 presses covering the hillside at the end of the village. In Palkonya half of the houses are also under monument protection.
St. Elizabeth Church, the Catholic church of Palkonya, also known as the Round Church, is under national monument protection. The church with a red dome can be seen even from far away and it is one of the most beautiful examples of the round churches in Hungary. The church was built by the Batthyány family and it was consecrated by them to the honour of St. Elizabeth in 1816. The church was built in Greek Revival style, the central church covered with a dome standing free, its tower is situated behind the shrine, opposite the entrance. It is not a Turkish-era church!)
Leaving Palkonya towards Villánykövesd, after a few hundred metres the steep and narrow way leading to St. Bertalan Chapel can be found on the right. The way leads to the premises of the winegrower, Somogyi Tibor, the chapel was built here between 2006 and 2007, mainly for the vineyard workers as a shelter and orientation. The chapel fortified by grapevines and with its quiet hidden location is an ideal place for prayer and relaxation. A miraculous place.
The chapel was oriented on August 24, the day of Saint Bertalan (Bartholomew): That time the rays of the rising sun light up the sanctuary and the picture of St. Bertalan within. The chapel is a popular open-air, church wedding and photographing place. 🙂
Source and further information: www.palkonya.hu
After having paid tribute to culture and visited all the wonderful monuments of Palkonya, you deserve gastronomic cherishing, as well. Drop by our place for a glass of wine in Palkonya, Mokos Winery heartily awaits you! If you would like to get to know more about Mokos Winery in Palkonya, choose our programme called Visiting the premises or Mokos Wine Tasting! If you like fishing, we welcome you as a guest of our fishing pond in Palkonya .
The programme includes
Go for a walk or cycle in Palkonya (3 kms from Villánykövesd). Visit the cellar-row, admire the houses under monument protection, ask for the key of the Round Church, climb the vineyard in order to enjoy the wonderful view from the St. Bertalan Chapel onto the fishing ponds of Palkonya and the village. Then stop by our place for a glass of wine in Palkonya, to Mokos Winery ! If you would like to get to know more about Mokos Winery in Palkonya, choose our programme called Visiting the premises or Mokos Wine Tasting! If you like fishing, we welcome you as a guest of our fishing pond in Palkonya .
The Round Church can be visited, you can ask for the key here: Frech Ferenc, Palkonya, Fő u. 30. (opposite the church).
Visiting the historical monuments is free of charge. About the programmes and prices of Mokos Winery you can read more among our Wine-tasting programmes.
- is interested in the historical and cultural treasure of the Villány-Siklós Wine Region;
- looks for a beautiful resting place without a multitude of tourists suitable for relaxation, brooding and photographing;
- looks for a meaningful trip programme, even with a little wine-drinking, on the cellar-row of Palkonya.