Békés town is among four settlements which won title of Bicyclist Friend Settlement in 2008 again. After 2006 on 22nd of September in 2008 mayor of our town, Mr. Gábor Izsó took certificate of merit by this title second time from Mr. Imre Szabó, minister of Environment Protectional and Water Affair Ministerium. Delivery of Award was arranged in Day of Car Free in Budapest.
Ambition for development of bicycling traffic of Municipality of Békés Town is instanced by experts in country level as well. Mr. János László, persident of Hungarian Bicyclist Club also visited to Békés to know conception plans of settlement named after Békés county as far as here. Examination of vehicular habits and results used by activist of their association and another settlements. The bicycle roads built generality in the years of 1980’s and 1990’s can expand by 70 percent from the amount of subsidy of applications in this year.
Expanded the number of bicycle roads enmeshed Békés
After a professional round table conversation in ceremonial frame there was a bicycle tour where the renewed inner part of number 4644 public road and first part of the bicycle road between Békés and Murony were handed over.
Last part of the bicycle road between Békés and Békéscsaba can be able to build from 127 million forints cost or so. As our plans it will be handed over at the end of July of 2010.
Békés town – 4th largest settlement of county Békés
Békés town gave its name, supposedly, from the first magistrate of castle, Lord Bíkis. During Settlement of the Magyars in Hungary close of Körös was captured by Barsa és Vatha genus of Ond tribe. King István connected Békés into the network of royal castle counties in the first ones. In the 15th century the town belonged to János Corvin, then in 1552 Szegedi Kis István arranged reformed church community and school. After expulsion turks and resettlement gbegan grape deployment and built mills also. By heritage Békés and its surrounding fell into Earl Wenckheim hand. In the begin of 1940’s number of inhabitants of the settlement was more than 32 tousands. After War four new civil parishes created in the border of Békés: Bélmegyer ( 1946 ), Murony ( 1950 ), Kamut ( 1950 ) and Tarhos ( 1954 ). This time the population of great civil parish decreased to 21 tousands. The locality in the Great Plan rised as town range belonged to the 4th greatest settlement of the county. As the legend tells it isn’t real one from Békés who hasn’t got half of meter string in its pocket. People of Békés, a long time ago enclosed the great civil parish with string therefore chime couldn’t escape. Nowadays just the funny story and the fame of string have been remained.
The streets that save spirit of meadow town in the last few years came through a spectacular change, the main square „bursted into flower” gets ever foil in turists coming to Békés.
It is emphasisedly important for our town to insure nice environment in front of living space. It does actively by involving of communal workers and takes part in „For Floral Hungary” competition on country level and advertises application for „Floral Békés” competition on local level.
☼ Spring Festival (Tavaszi Fesztivál)– March ☼ „ My voice” singing competition in pop music („Az Én hangom” könnyűzenei énekverseny) – April ☼ Juvenile Days and Majális (Ifjúsági napok és Majális) – May.
☼ Forget-Me-Not Rollick (Nefelejcs Vigalom) – June ☼ Feast of Plum Brandy of Békés (Békési Szilvapálinka Ünnep) – June ☼ We are pulling a common boat (Egy hajóban evezünk) – június ☼ Musical and Art Days of Békés-Tarhos (Békés-Tarhosi Zenei és Művészeti Napok) – June-July ☼ Reaper Day (Aratónap) – July ☼ Csuta International Art Yard (Csuta Nemzetközi Művésztelep) – August
☼ Days of String Village (Madzagfalvi Napok) – September ☼ Grape Harvest Rollick (Szüreti Mulatság) – September ☼ Pumpkin Rollick (Tökmulatság) – October.
☼ Békés Advent (Békés Advent) – December
„ We are pulling a common boat”aquatic tour Békés
The town settled at nearby Dual-Körös uses its opportunity gave from the nature belonged to one of the central base of aquatic sports. In this terms of this goes on „We are pulling a common boat” aquatic tour as a summer starting program. From the small ship port more than thirty tours left in 2009.
Since 1998 in autumn of every year Days of String Village has been arranged. The cultural event belonged to a tradition offer more than fourty up to par attractions for every single age-group. People visiting into our town can select from cavalcade of programs in the field of sport, culture, gastronomy and folklore.
Békés Old House (1866) and car manufacturer workshop
There was home of popular persons and live more and less time here in Békés: Dr. Vitéz Durkó Antal (teacher in secondary school), Németh László (writer), Irányi Dániel (youthful of March and member of parliament), Jantyik Mátyás (limner), Arany János (poet), Munkácsy Mihály (limner), Karacs Teréz (established institute of girl boarding-school), Veress Endre (Erdély investigator), Dr. Hepp Ferenc (diplomatist of sport), Püski Sándor (publisher).
Churches of Békés left: „copf”styled roman catolic church with paintings of Orlai Petrich Soma (1795) , right: „copf”styled roman ortodox church (1791)
Churhc of Békés Reformed church (1784) its organ is the second biggest organ which hanging in reformed church of Hungary
The area has very rich medicinal water basis which is appropriate for physiotherapical and therapeutical purpose.
On 16 th of March in 2009 began Development of Békés Swimming-pool therefore soon habitants of Békés can be able to use the institution which primarily marked out for swimming and education of swimming.
Békés town got 150 million forints state protection for development of swimming-pool.
Almost 7 million forints has been gathered by the citizens of Békés and people originated from Békés with a common contribution.
Békés Swimming-pool from the first spit 16 th of March 2009
Development of Békés Swimming-pool July – August of 2009
Development of Békés Swimming-pool September – October of 2009
Development of Békés Swimming-pool November of 2009
Products of Békés Bioculture Association Bio products of György Berta Diós Tanya – home-made cheese János Varga – honey manufacturer
Products of Békés Derűs Ház - Handicraft Butcher’s meat of Klements’
Products of Békés Kun family – home-made cheese Lazarus Kft. - Handicraft Szent Lázár Foundation Diary products of Hegyesis’