EEA Grants supports the renewal of illustrious cave dwellings in Egerszalók
Bükkalja region’s rock layers are mainly made of easily tractable rhyolite tufa. Inhabitants of the 17-18th century were tending to utilize it by carving out caves and vaults. The centuries old cave homes are the neighborhood’s cultural heritage.
Nine Egerszalók based, local heritage protected cave homes are under refurbishment with a 142 million forint support of EEA Grants, Cultural Heritage Programme Area. Renewed homes are going to function as touristic sites, exhibition and community areas. The construction of a stage and the renovation of caves have already started within the project which is due to be implemented until the end of April 2017. A short documentary about the village’s specialties is already completed. The film will be played in one of the cave homes updated into a theatre.
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