Welcome, Dear Reader!
Here and now our history is preserved, not in old books but in magnificent historic monuments. Similarly to the sculptures concealed in the marble blocks of an angelic sculptor, secrets preserved in these structures, are now being revealed, ready to give up testimony to the people of both the present and of the future.
Who would have thought that Homoródkarácsonyfalva, this little Székely village, will reveal so many centuries of the history of Magyars in the Carpathian Basin to the people of the 21st century and to future generations? We had already known the sanctuary of the Unitarian church, which was built under the rule of the monarchs of the famous Hungarian Árpád dynasty, but only now can we see the church’s medieval frescoes created at the time of Hungarian rulers from the Anjou dynasty and under Sigismund from the House of Luxemburg. We knew that the beautiful, painted coffered wooden ceiling in the Unitarian church needed reconstruction, but the doors and wooden furnishings had hidden their secrets till then. In the Catholic church, the wonderful altars, the sculptures representing saint bishops, the brilliant Baroque oil-paintings presenting the stations of the Cross show a real greatness of human mind. Furthermore , we had no idea that in this little village with only a thousand inhabitants, the Jesuits established a magnificent library - at the end of the 18th century.
Come, read history with us from the buildings, paintings, and sculptures!
We believe that the reconstruction of historic monuments is also a must for the future of the Magyar community living in this village. Reconstruction work is planned to be finished by summer 2009. Up until that time, travellers can see the work in progress, but, even now, it is also possible for them to take pleasure in the monuments of exceptional quality that have already undergone reconstruction. So, come and relax in the medicinal water of the Dungó Bath in unique natural surroundings, collect your thoughts in the foliage of the forest under the chestnut trees of the Gesztenyés Garden! The beautiful location of Homoródkarácsonyfalva, the unique planning of the village, the lovely houses, and the warm hospitality of the Székely people bring real joy to the traveller, walker, and to all interested.
Welcome, Dear Traveller!