Paty, Hungary, is a village of around seven thousand inhabitants that is located in the southern-east side of the Zsámbék valley of the Pest county. The village is located about twenty kilometres of Budapest and there are buses leaving from the bus station of Széll Kálmán tér every thirty minutes or so.
Although Paty is in close communication with the Hungarian capital, the character of the little villages that make up the Zsámbék valley are completely different from that of the busy Budapest. These places that mostly rely on agriculture and wine-making are sleepy little villages with a strong folkloric heritage. Most of the villages here are bilingual, with German still dominant as the language of those groups that were forced to relocate here from Bavaria in Germany.
Most tourists arrive here to visit the charming little wine cellars, to do wine tasting, or to participate in the traditional grape harvest and festivals centered around wine making that typically bring visitors here during the months of September and October.
Although the region is not extremely famous for its sights, there are some good hiking trails as well as some cultural attractions nearby. Probably the most famous of them is the Zsámbék Premontre monastery church dating back to the twelfth century, which was constructed in a very interesting late Roman-early Gothic stlye. The village boasts with a castle as well which was constructed around the same time as the church, but was rebuilt by the Zichy family around the eighteenth century.
You are not likely to find any hostels in Paty, Hungary, at all. Here, smaller, family-run bed-and-breakfast accommodations are the most common, but even like that, do not expect to be spoilt with a wide range of choices. If you are planning to visit Paty and the surrounding area, your best bet is to choose one of the many hostels of Budapest, preferably one close to the Széll Kálmán tér, from where your bus will depart and make use of the long operating hours of the local buses.
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