Storyteller Erdővidék

Tourist program


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Route: Băile Tușnad/Tusnádfürdő - Bățanii Mici/Kisbacon - bodvaji Vashámor – Vârghiș/Vargyas  – Micloșoara/Miklósvár - return home 
 
Program description:
After eating breakfast, we would like to guide the dear visitor to a fabulous world of Szeklerland on this day. We travel to the forest area to the former Bardocszék. We get to the village of  Bățanii Mici, the birth village of Elek Benedek. Of course, we walk into the court of the great storyteller, where Father Elek's great-grandson welcomes us and invites us to the mansion. Réka Szabó tells us many lovely stories about the life of a storyteller, showing the writer's personal objects and birthplace. Leaving  Bățanii Mici, our journey leads to the iron hammer (smelter) of Bodvaj, in the soft lap of nature, where Áron Gábor, the great Trinity figure of the 1848-49 war of independence, made their first cannon. To this day, we can admire the iron hammer intact, we remember the great cannon foundry. The next stop of our day will be a real experience. We visit the portal of the Sütő family, a furniture painter and wood carver in Vârghiș, a family that has been dealing with these crafts for centuries, since 1568. We get a glimpse into family life, masterpieces, the world of painted furniture, and we can even try the craft of wood carving and furniture painting. At the end of today, half of our journey leads to a small Szekler village, Miklósvár. Here we can get acquainted with Kálnoky Castle, one of the most famous places in the history of Szeklerland today. In September 1987, Tibor Kálnoky and his father, Farkas Kálnoky, visit the ancient estates of the family in a battered car. The journey is a turning point in the life of the young count, who will later be known as the renovator of the castle of Miklósvár and a friend of Prince Charles. We get a glimpse of the Museum of Transylvanian Life and we can hear interesting stories within the walls of the castle. Return to the accommodation, dinner.

Program location: Covasna county
Program price: 105 RON / person, which includes:
  • Benedek Elek's birthplace: 10 RON / person
  • Oven family reception and program: approx. 30 RON / person
  • Kálnoky Castle: approx. 15 RON / person
  • Sightseeing, group escort: 40 RON / person

Program overview

  • Recreation
  • History
  • Artisan
  • Car round trip

Language

  • Hungarian
  • Romanian

Duration of the program

  • 1 day/zi/nap

Tour guide

  • Lukács Attila

Region

  • Miercurea Ciuc and its surroundings

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