Sárospatak is a historic small town located in the northeastern part of our country, at the foot of the Zempléni mountain range, at the foot of the world-famous wine-growing landscape, at the foot of the Tokaj - Hegyalja mountain range, on the border of the mountain and the lowland, on the two banks of Bodrog, which is formed by the embrace of five rivers.
A prestigious school town, Hungary's two legendary educational institutions are the High School of the Sárospatak Reformed College and the former Comenius Teacher Training College, now operating here as Tokaj Hegyalja University. The settlement called Bodrog - coastal Athens offers visitors a series of historical and ecclesiastical monuments as attractions.
A little look back at the origins of the city
The area was already inhabited in prehistoric times, the countryside has always been able to feed and protect the people living here. The earliest written source, Anonymus Gesta Hungaroruma, describes that prince Árpád donated the area between Sátor-hegy and Tolcsva stream, i.e. "Stream", to leader Ketel. According to other sources, Patak, like Olaszliska, was founded by Italian and Walloon settlers and the castle was built by King Endre I. During his time, the area around Patak became a royal property.
There are several theories regarding the origin of the adjective "Sáros". According to one explanation, it stuck to him from his muddy street. According to another opinion, during the Árpád period, a part of the area between the mountain range and Ronyva - Bodrog was called "Sáros".
…and finally it can be said
Sárospatak is a dynamically developing, family-friendly, cultural traditions and local values respectful, welcoming, community-minded and cooperative open city, which, based on its unique resources and the social role and responsibility of local actors, is able to provide attractive multi-generational spaces for its residents.