Tata is the city of waters


Tata's story

Tata is a town with 25,000 inhabitants in the Komárom-Esztergom county near the M1 highway. It has an eventful history that is reflected in its historical buildings, the most famous of which is the Renaissance fortress Tata Castle. Tata and its surroundings have been inhabited by humans since the earliest times. In 1221, it is first mentioned in written form under the name Tata. In the XIII Century the castle was built here for the first time in when Tata was owned by the Csák family. Over the centuries, the castle had many owners, including King Matthias and II. Ulaszló also owned it. In 1510, the parliament was held here due to the plague epidemic raging in the country. Tata was declared a city in 1954.

Sights of Tata


The Tata Castle and the Lake Öreg

600 years of architectural and historical features are visible on the castle. Nowadays, the castle operates as a museum. Several exhibitions are on display by viewing which we can learn about the history of Tata and its surroundings. The castle is located on the shore of Öreg Lake, which is Hungary's oldest artificial fish pond. In prehistoric times, there was a marshy area at the site of the lake. It acquired its present form in 1740. In 1977, it was declared a nature conservation area.


Fényes educational trail

The Fényes Nature Trail in Tata can be visited all year round, you can get up close and personal with the world of bog forests and karst springs with the plants and animals that live here. Even today, water at 20-22 degrees comes to the surface from the karst springs. You can walk along a 1,350-meter-long walkway and get to know the place with the help of information boards. The highlight of the tour is the observation tower in Nagy-Égeres. The educational trail can be walked for an entrance fee, parking is free.


Angolpark, Ruins, Cseke Lake

Hungary's first English-style garden was established here in 1783 on behalf of the Esterházy family. Water-loving plants were planted in the park, which benefited from the water of Lake Cseke and the springs. In the northern part of Angolpark, romantic artificial ruins were built in 1801 using real ruins. In 1850, a Turkish Mosque was built on the south bank. The Esterházy Little Castle in Tata is also located here, not far from Lake Cseke, which was the family's former summer home.


Tata Esterházy Castle, Calvary Hill

In the late Baroque style building of the Esterházy Castle in Tata, we can learn about the past of the Esterházy family. The building was designed by Jakab Fellner. From 1760, the castle was owned by the Esterházy family for almost 200 years, which underwent a complete renovation in 2020. One of Tata's most interesting attractions is Kálvária hill, which, at 166 meters above sea level, offers a fantastic view of downtown Tata. Here we can also find the baroque style chapel built by József Esterházy in 1754 and the 37-meter-high Jakab Fellner lookout, named after the city's famous architect.


Lake Derítő

Derítő Lake in Tata was created in 1961 to protect Lake Öreg. Nowadays, the lake is known as a fishing paradise. Thanks to the developments of recent years, the lake and its surroundings provide active relaxation for families resting here. On the lake, you can rent fully comfortable, multi-room houses, not only those who want to fish can stay here.

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