Personalities from the past, present today (05)
This tour gives you a possibility to get to know more about the history of the town through the renowned personalities and their activities of ancient Ciuc. Public statues and plaques tell you stories about Miercurea Ciuc, about activities and achievements of many famous parish clerks, leaders, scholars, artists, sportsmen. All these have made Miercurea Ciuc an attractive, pleasant town not only in vision, but in its unworldliness and spirit as well.

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Nagy Imre Memorial House

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Nagy Imre Memorial House

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Statue of Sándor Gál

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Statue of Péter, Domokos Pál

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Statues in the yard of Márton Áron Highschool

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Nagy Imre Memorial House

The material inheritance of the prominent local painter, Nagy Imre (Jigodin, 25th 1893 – 22nd August 1976) can be visited in his memorial house conceived in the artist’s native house, next to the gallery exhibiting his works of art. The house with its complete material condition has been reserved since the artist’s death. The collection was completed with the objects brought from his flat from Cluj Napoca. Nationale cigarettes of the non–smoker artist used in the bee–keeping to his last unfinished oil painting we kept everything that was part of his life.
Opening hours: between15th May-15th October from 09.00-17.00.
More info: www.csszm.ro

Statue of Sándor Gál

The bust of the Szekler general officer of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-49 is situated in the center of the small square named also after Sándor Gál.
Artist: Ödön Nagy (1st December,1957- ) was born in Marosercse. He graduated the Târgu Mureș Art School. He continued his studies at the University of Art Ion Andreescu in Cluj Napoca and got glass-ceramics degree in 1984. He has been an art teacher at the István Nagy Music and Fine Arts School in Miercurea Ciuc, since 1991. His works – paintings, graphics, molded sculptures, in vitros – are highly appreciated in the country and abroad.
Inauguration: 15th March, 1998.
Description: Sándor Gál (1817-1866) was born in Ciucsângiorgiu, Harghita County. He was general officer in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848–49. After its defeat he was an active member of the Hungarian emigration community, and in 1860 he was the founding member of the Hungarian Legion in Italy. After the internal political discordances in Italy and getting in personal conflict with political leader Lajos Kossuth, he diverged from the Hungarian emigration community, and supported the Kingdom of Naples. In the last years of his life he was imprisoned and died on 17th June, 1866.

Statue of Péter, Domokos Pál

The one and a half life-sized statue of the great ethnographer, Péter, Domokos Pál was originally laid in the square next to the Roman Catholic Church of Şumuleu Ciuc and it was moved to its present location in 2010. The statue is the work of sculptor Levente Bodó.
Artist:
Levente Bodó (born in Vlăhiţa, 20th January, 1949) has created several public art works in Miercurea Ciuc.
Inauguration: 5th July, 1998 on the Day of Thousand Szekler Maidens, since Péter, Domokos Pál was the initiator of this traditional fest of the region. The statue was moved to its present location in 2010.
Description: Péter, Domokos Pál (28th June, 1901 Şumuleu Ciuc – 18th February, 1992 Budapest) was the region’s outstanding ethnographer, writer, historian in music. His fields of research: folk music and history of music. He was especially involved in issues concerning the ethnography, linguistics and history of the Catholic Church having tangention with Transylvania and Moldova. During his research and elaboration Péter, Domokos Pál elevated important written Hungarian musical evidences. We have to mention his writings about the great Transylvanian bishop Áron Márton and the Moldavian Hungarians called Csangos. He taught in the Roman Catholic Gymnasium of Miercurea Ciuc, and founded the “Csíki Néplap” periodical. He is also known as the initiator of the town’s museum and of the Day of Thousand Szekler Maidens (1931).

Statues in the yard of Márton Áron Highschool

Statue of count Bálint Mikó At the centenary celebration of the Roman Catholic Gymnasium’s building (inauguration on 5th June, 1911) the busts of Bálint Mikó (former count) and Jenő Ujfalusi (actual mayor) were inaugurated, the former financed by Harghita County Council, the latter by Miercurea Ciuc Local Council.
Statue of Count Gusztáv Károly, Majláth The bronze bust was created in honor of the founder of the school.
Statue of Áron Márton Áron Márton Highschool was named after the Transylvanian bishop Áron Márton on 25th May, 1990. The bust standing in front of the town’s most important Hungarian highschools was created in honor of the great bishop.
Mayor Jenő Ujfalusi At the centenary celebration of the Roman Catholic Gymnasium’s building (inauguration on 5th June, 1911) the busts of Bálint Mikó (former count) and Jenő Ujfalusi (actual mayor) were inaugurated, the former financed by Harghita County Council, the latter by Miercurea Ciuc Local Council.