Madaras and its surroundings

Madaras community is located in Bacs-Kiskun county in the vicinity of Bacsalmasi, south of Bacsalmas, close to the Serbian border. The county has a rich historical past. On the table-land of the Telecska-hill, they discovered almost a millennium old ancient settlement, and found Central Europe`s most notable Sarmatian settlement and cemetery at the border of Madaras. The first written text about Madaras dates back to 1377.

During the first decades of the 17th century the Turks built pálinka-castles for the locals. After driving the Turks out of the village it's population declined considerably and remained unpopulated for the next hundred years. In July 1787 documents already refer to Madaras as a "village newly filled with people". This date can be seen on Madaras`s seal as well.

According to the 1900 census, 5,658 people lived in 1,134 houses. Between 1919 and 1921 Madaras was under Serbian occupation. After the treaty of Trianon the country`s borders were truncated. A 1,200 Hungarian acre territory of 570 proprietaries became a part of the separated land, that could be cultivated with Serbian permission until the end of the 1940`s. According to the 1935 register ,1622 houses existed. On arable land they grew grain, fodder-crop but they also dealt with grape and vine production and winery.

Sights of Madaras

It`s natural assets are the loess steppe grassland and the the protected fauna of angler pond. The Madaras loess grassland is the county's pasture and gives home to several rare populations of vegetation. In order to maintain optimal life conditions for the rare flora and fauna it would be important to declare similar places to the northern Bácska loess steppe grassland as protected (Adonis Vernalis became a protected plant).

South of the county, between the regulated Kígyós brook and the country border, in the delves of the Telecska hills, an angler pond was created by damming. On the water surface and in its surrounding such animal and plant species became naturalized that deserve special attention due to their protected status.

Among the village's tourist attractions it is worth mentioning the Catholic Church, which was built in 1799 and was supplemented with an oratorio in 1903 and 1907. .

The traditional celebration of the county is the Nagyboldogasszony day dedication festival held on the 15th of August. In the last few years the Madaras Days events are jointly organized on the same day.