Local history, local gastronomy

Local history, local gastronomy


Piatra Niergeș, the nearly 900-meter high passage through the gap crossing the southern ridge of the Ciuc/Csíki Mountains, can be reached by a forest road snaking amid pine trees, connecting the settlements of Cozmeni/Kozmás and Cașin/Kászon. The site of one of the last battles of the 1848-49 revolution and war of independence has become a prominent symbol of the self-preservation struggle of the locals.
At the beginning of August 1849, under the command of major János Tuzson of the defense force, who fought under general Sándor Gál, a few hundred Hungarian defence soldiers fought a life-and-death battle here, against an enemy in far superior numbers, defending not only the pass, but the country’s honour.
An increasing number of people from the motherland (Hungary) are also coming on pilgrimages, which is partly due to the fact that in 2015, the Nyergestető Historic Café was added to the list of attractions. For those interested, the informative trail created in the garden shows the most important events of the war of independence, and the café's walls are decorated with the relics gathered by József Szanka, a private collector from Szeged (Hungary). There is also a small library available to those who would like to get to know this section of Hungarian history a little better. 

I will give unusual history classes and lectures on the interpretation of this important historical event and the present the Piatra Niergeș/Nyergestető memorial site, as well as a presentation about the historical relics exhibited in our café. 
On request, we usually divide the program into two parts. After the presentation of the memorial site, we will interrupt the performance with a typical local lunch, “pörkölt" (made with pig meat), followed by a guided tour. Lunch is plentiful with unlimited consumption.
There is an opportunity to buy coffee and alcoholic drinks as well as soft drinks from the bar.

Tourism destination: Piatra Niergeș Historical Monument, Nyergestető Historical Café
Price of the program: 55 RON/person

Program overview

  • Culinary
  • History


  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian

Duration of the program

  • 3 hours/ore/óra

Tour guide

  • Borbély András


  • Miercurea Ciuc and its surroundings

Photo Gallery

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