Komarom

Komarom is a city in Hungary on the right bank of the Danube in Komrom-Esztergom county. Its name is derived from komar, a Slovak word meaning mosquito. The closeness of the border and River Danube has always determined the life and the unique structure of Southern-Komarom.

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The parts of the town (on the Hungarian side) are: Szony (Brigetio) which used to be a strategic centre of the ancient Pannonia province, and Koppanymonostor which is famous for its natural beauty and the Benedictine Monastery destroyed in the time of Turkish occupation. The main attraction of Komarom is the medicinal water that is rich in minerals and constitutes the basis of the bathing and medicinal complex which invites guests to recover or refresh all the year round.

The most famous sight of the town is the fortification system which is unparalleled in Europe. The parts of this system in Hungary are: Star fort (1871-1877), Igmand fort (1871-1877) and Fort Monostor (1850-1871). Despite its gigantic size this fort system is uniform regarding both the architecture and the building materials. The top level of the forts has already sunk down to the ground level so it is covered with grass and wild flowers as part of the nature.

Other sights are: the memorial relic Roman Catholic Church in Szony (1774-1777), the Klapka Gyorgy Museum (showing the frescos and finds of the ancient civic town Brigetio), the Small Gallery, the Presbyterian Church standing on the Jokai square and the Jesus Heart Roman Catholic Church.

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