The name of the Town of Mindszent comes from the first church of the settlement, which was consecrated in honour of All Saints. Excavations indicate that this region was inhabited continuously from the Kõrös-culture in the neolithic age. On the basis of the findings presumably it was the site of a church in the Arpadian age. Mindszent was a continuously inhabited settlement during the Turkish era. Between 1884 and 1950 it was the centre of the Trans-Tisza district and later of the Mindszent... tovább ent district and obtained town title in 1993. Due to the town’s beneficial position on the banks of the Tisza, town authorities and tourism entrepreneurs have focused on improving the opportunities for aquatic and sport tourism, as well as for equestrian activities. Holiday resorts on the Tisza, the Tisza and its flood area form the basis of tourism, a camping site plus guest-houses are available for tourists. Visitors can travel to Ópusztaszer crossing the river by using a ferry on the River Tisza. Alternatively the Historical Memorial Park is 15 km by car, and 8 km by bike or on foot from the town. In addition to the holiday resort at the River Tisza, are other important sights in Mindszent. These include the Town Hall built in neo-baroque style, the baroque Church, the National Historical Collection, the Local Historical Museum and the Local Historical Private Collection in the Lajos Keller Town Library. Bike riding along the embankment of the River Tisza is the best way to appreciate this region of the Great Plain. "Kubik" woods and hayfields are nearby, with ripening wheat-fields in the background. In the distance, the church towers and high buildings of Mindszent, Mártély and Vásárhely float on the horizon. On the electricity pylons, visitors may see resting red-backed shrikes, corn buntings, goldfinches, chimney swallows, and house martins. When crossing the subsiding Tisza at Mindszent by ferry, it is worth looking at the fresh mud by the riverside. Fortunate visitors will see the characteristic webbed footprint of the hiding water-predator the otter. Further down a sand martin colony lives in the steep banks of the river and from time to time few colourful bee-eaters come to join them. The Kurca Brook, the former branch of Körös, joins the River Tisza. It is the most intact, non- regulated brook of the Southern Trans-Tisza region. Together with the riverside hayfields and lakes it ensures a home for a diverse aquatic and water fowl community. The fields and the shallow water are visited by black storks, spoonbills, lapwings and other kinds of birds from the waters edge. The waters are rich in fish, and so attract the most significant predator of the River Tisza, the white-tailed eagle. The white-tailed eagle is a huge bird, with a large wingspan and a white tail. During feeding it takes the fish in one easy movement from the river.
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