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This small cache is hidden right in front of the famous crucifix in the village or suburb of Tápé.
You can drive straight to the rood and park a few meters from it on the other side of the road at a motel-restaurant. But if you feel like walking a bit, you can park at the edge of the city at N 46°15.477’ E 020°10.647’ and take a short, 20 minute walk on the dirt road on the levee. In this case you will follow the footsteps of the three greatest contemporary poets in 1923 who hiked from Szeged to Tápé to see this rood, take some fresh air and experience the countryside.
You’ll find the crucifix easily and the cache is right there. No need to climb, take anything apart or reach inside. Just fall on your knees in front of the crucifix…
The crucifix itself is just a wooden pole and a tin shape but a renowned poem by Gyula Juhász, a local poet from the first half of the 20th century, made it well-known. Who will help the miserable Magyar villagers if this gentle, smiling tin Jesus won’t? – asks the poet in 1923 at the end of the elegy entitled 'A tápai Krisztus' (The Christ of Tape). So Juhász took his visiting poet friends, Kosztolányi and Babits to the rood and the proud village on the day after the poem appeared in a paper.
Tápé (pronounced approximately ‘tar-pay’) is an ancient village with a church from the early Middle Ages but it is now engulfed by the city of Szeged. A small museum exhibiting the rich local folklore can be found at 4 Vártó Street. According to local knowledge this is the middle of the world, an idea accepted by many in the vicinity.
Have a nice day in the middle of the world.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum