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Mary statue

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Hidden : 10/30/2008
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Geocache Description:

The cache is in a tree on the rural land of Hercegszántó, not far from the Mary statue.(16x16x7,5 cm)

We invite you to Hercegszántó, to a Hungarian village in the southern part of Bács-Kiskun county, not far from the Hungarian- Serbian border to see the biggest Mary statue in the world! The statue was consecrated on 13th October, 2008.

The surroundings:
This place has been a shrine for a long time among the catholic inhabitants of Serbian nationality of the village. There is also a small chapel and a well here. According to an old story, once a trully religious man saw Saint Ann, the mother of Saint Mary here in the water of the well. A willow was planted then and a lot of pilgrims came to this place. Lot of healing is said to happen here as well. A man, whose blind son got well, had a Mary statue built in gratitude near the chapel in 1933.

About the statue itself:
It is 10,53 cm high, and it took 2 years for István Rigó, a sculptor from Pécs to make it. It is made of stainless steal sheet, the head, the hands and the feet are cast steel.

Hercegszántó is situated along the main road no. 51. Approaching the village from Budapest you have to turn left at this point N 45° 57,133' E 18° 56,649' 103 m [GCMSZH+keresztezodés]. Now you have to go straight on as far as the statue (Watch out! It is dirt road from the end of the village!)

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