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2021.10.12. - 2021.11.28.
Budapest
2021.10.10. - 2021.11.28.
Budapest
2021.10.10. - 2021.11.28.
Budapest
2021.10.06. - 2021.12.05.
Budapest
2021.10.01. - 2021.10.01.
Fehérvárcsurgó
2021.09.24. - 2022.01.30.
Budapest
2021.08.27. - 2021.10.17.
Budapest
2021.07.30. - 2021.10.03.
Budapest
2021.07.29. - 2021.10.03.
Budapest
2021.06.25. - 2021.10.17.
Budapest
2021.06.22. - 2021.12.31.
Debrecen
2012.03.01. - 2012.03.31.
Vác
2012.02.01. - 2012.02.29.
Miskolc
2012.01.22. - 1970.01.01.
Budapest
2011.10.04. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.07.04. - 2011.07.08.
Budapest
Tabán Region House - Szolnok
The region house
Address: 5000, Szolnok Tabán u. 24.
Phone number: (56) 421-602
Opening hours: 01.05-30.09.: Thu-Sun 13-17
The Tabán is one of the most populated parts of Szolnok. It is situated along the River Zagyva. The name came from the Ottoman-Turkish "tabaq-xane" word which meant tawer yard.

Originally, only those parts of the town were called Tabán where the tawer shops were located. Later all the poor and untended quarters were called Tabán. These were usually at the outskirts around some kind of water, like rivers or lakes, since the trade needed water. Another thing was that the smell of the leather was very unpleasant. We do not know if tawers ever lived in the are we call Tabán nowadays, but we know they did work in the town in the 18th century.

The Tabán really developed at the time of the Turkish reign. It was highly populated in the 18th century.

Szolnok as the center of transport and commerce on the river Tisza gave good opportunity to her tenants to work. The shafts of salt carriage and the ships of crop were always taking in workers. The other important source of intake of the town was fishing. Since the ships on the Tisza made it impossible to fish, the people were fishing in the river Zagyva.

The people of the Tabán lived in houses situated in small streets positioned helter-skelter. Since the number of the population was raising fast, the lots had to be divided. This was the cause of the disorderly appearance.

The country house in 24, Tabán was built in the beginning of the 20th century. The porch was attached later. Later the owners often rebuilt it. The last owner was Mrs. Kovács.

The house has the roof made of tiles. Its setting follows the room-kitchen pattern. The beams of the room are still in their original beauty. The floor is of earth, the walls are white, and it has two windows. A wooden porch attached to it is facing the street. We furnished it to show the style of the peasant fashion of the 1930's.

Originally, there was a loam cooking-stove, a typical oven of the Tabán, in the kitchen. Besides the tools, we also furnished a little yard where fishing equipments were fixed since the typical trade of the anglers in wintertime was net fixing.

The room is organized similarly: the table was placed in front of the window with the wooden coach and the stools around it. On its side a bed, on the other the cupboard and an old bench were placed. There was no oven in the room so an iron stove served to heat with. On the commode, there were a lot of cups, plates, and devotional objects. Over these a mirror was hung.

The atmosphere of Tabán often influenced the painters who worked at the artist camp of Szolnok. Adolf Müller, László Mednyánszky, Béla Vidovszky, István Zádor, Mihály Gácsi immortalized many nice houses and streets of the Tabán.