South-east of the Low Tatra extend the Zips - Gomor Ore Mountains, while the most eastern group is the Hegyalja Mountains, between the Topla, Tarcza and Hernad rivers, which run southward from Eperjes to Tokaj.
EPERJES, a town of Hungary, capital of the county of Saros, 190 m.
Eperjes is one of the oldest towns of Hungary, and is still partly surrounded by its old walls.
Of Eperjes, is situated the old town of Bdrtfa (pop. 6098), which possesses a Gothic church from the 14th century, and an interesting town-hall, dating from the 15th century, and containing very valuable archives.
Of Eperjes is situated the village of VdrSsvagas, which contains the only opal mine in Europe.
Eperjes was founded about the middle of the 12th century by a German colony, and was elevated to the rank of a royal free town in 1 347 by Louis I.
It became famous by the so-called "butchery of Eperjes," a tribunal instituted by the Austrian general Caraffa in 1687, which condemned to death and confiscated the property of a great number of citizens accused of Protestantism.