Piatra Niergeș, the site of the Szekler’s defiance

Piatra Niergeș, the site of the Szekler’s defiance


Piatra Niergeș/Nyerges (Pasul Cașin) is the site of one of the last battles of the 1848-49 revolution and war of independence. It has become a prominent symbol of the self-preservation struggle of the locals.
An increasing number of people coming as pilgrims to this place, 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 Szanka József, 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.

Place of the program: Harghita county
Tourism destination: Piatra Niergeș/Nyerges
Price of the program: 
  • less then 10 person the price is 60 ron/group
  • 5 ron/person for groups larger than 10 person

Program overview

  • History


  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian

Duration of the program

  • 1 hour/ore/óra

Tour guide

  • Borbély András


  • Miercurea Ciuc and its surroundings

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