Kővágóörs is a village in Veszprém county, Hungary. It is one of the largest settlements in the Káli basin. It has 914 inhabitants (2001).
Kővágóörs is landscape protection area, built on a unique geological
formation, the fossil sand hill of the Pannon-age
Stone was quarried throughout centuries here (excellent millstones, raw material of bastions and buildings could be prepared from this kind of stone), first part of the name of the village "stone cutting" ("kővágó") originated from here.
Today people call this phenomenon of nature “sea of stones”.
The second part of the name originated from the Örs clan, one of the genuses at the time of Árpád’s conquest of Hungary. This area was the territory of the clan’s main accommodation.
Accordingly Kővágóörs was seat of “alispán” or “ispán” (comes).
The village named “Szent-László örs” too a while, because of a church that was built for Ladislaus I of Hungary.
At the time of ruination of Ottoman Empire destroyed medieval villages belong to the settlement together with their still visible church ruins: Ecser, Sóstókál, Kisörs.
- The village has two churches: the older one nowadays used by Lutheran people was built in 1264 and was renovated in Baroque style in the 18th century; the Baroque Catholic church built in front of the Lutheran one was consecrated in 1802.
- The “sea of stones” (read more about it in the history of Kővágóörs)
- Museum of Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Endre
Somogyi Győző - Szelényi Károly „The Kál Basin by Lake Balaton” 1992