Cultural and historical monuments of Székelyudvarhely

The city hall, ©Eniko Seres/ private photo

The city hall, ©Eniko Seres/ private photo

The town of Székelyudvarhely, in other name Udvarhely is a 660 year old city which has several hidden treasures to offer to all visitors. Even though the city is hundreds of years old it does not have many monuments that are older than Udvarhely itself except for the Heart of Jesus chapel which was built during the 13th century.

Most of the religious buildings in the city are about two or three centuries old. The castles and fortresses are older but they have been renovated and went under several make overs. Still, all these historical and cultural buildings represent value and are definetly worth visiting.

The Székely Fortress

This monument is located in the northeastern side of town and makes part of the important architectural monuments of middle age Udvarhely. The fortress has four bastions which were named after four constables who ruled in different periods. The present building was constructed by János Zsigmond monarch in the second half of the 16th century to protect himself from the rebellious székely people.

Székely Fortress, ©Eniko Seres/ private photo

Székely Fortress, ©Eniko Seres/ private photo

Tompa László monument

Neighboring the Székely Fortress stands the Tompa László monument which exhibits different items from the life and work of the famous poet, Tompa László. The poet himself who was also a translator and newspaper editor lived in the house from 1920 until he died in 1964.

Tamási Áron Highschool

The building is located on St. Nicholas hill, next to a catholic church and was constructed during the 16th century. Near the eclectic-secessionist construction stands a statue of Tamási Áron.

Tamasi Aron Highschool, ©Eniko Seres/ private photo

Tamasi Aron Highschool, ©Eniko Seres/ private photo

Park of remembrance

In the center of Udvarhely there is a park which gives home to an important historical monument, a statue of thirteen important historical figures from Hungarian history: Bethlen István, Bethlen Gábor, Hunyadi János, Szent László, Báthory István, Wesselényi Miklós, Bem József, Rákóczi Ferenc, Vándor Székely, Fráter György, Nyírő József, Csaba királyfi and Kós Károly.

Park of remembrance, ©Eniko Seres/Flickr

Park of remembrance, ©Eniko Seres/Flickr

The Buda Fortress

According to legends the fortress was built during the time of Attila the Hun, by his brother called Buda. The fortress stood until the year of 1241 when the tartars have broken into the land. Hundreds of székely people fought to protect the walls but the numbers won and the fortress has been destroyed.

The city hall

The city hall of Udvarhely is one of the most compelling eclectic style monuments of the city which was constructed in the second half of the 19th century. The building was designed by Otto Stehlo.

The city hall, ©Eniko Seres/ private photo

The city hall, ©Eniko Seres/ private photo

 

 

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