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nagyharsány oldala

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Nagyharsány, situated at the feet of the Szársomlyó, faced an unusual fate in the Ottoman era. The medieval castle of Harsány cannot be found on the southern slope of the lonely mountain which, according to Evliya, resembles an egg. Sources kept quiet about the fort even at the age of the battle of Mohács. It must have decayed and its stones had been used for the building of the church. The inhabitants of the settlement were persistent and remained in their homes despite the defeat at Mohács and the fall of Siklós. Moreover, Nagyharsány was the most populous village of the area in the 16th century. Its inhabitants first became Calvinists, and then Unitarians, lived through the victory near their village in 1687 and the expulsion of the Turks. Later on, even their name was connected to the victory against the Turks as they interpreted the name of the village as one coming from the Hungarian word „harsona”, meaning trombone in English, because „they sounded the trombones when the Turks cleared out”.
Although we do not know the origin of its name, we know about two famous executions connected to the settlement. In 1566, Sultan Suleyman had the Pasha of Buda, Arslan beheaded because he had needlessly jeopardized the success of Suleyman’s campaign. Eight years later, following a notorious religious dispute, the Calvinist ministers persuaded the Bey of Siklós to hang the Unitarian preacher, György Alvinci, who himself was the minister of the village.




Calvinist Church
Sculpture Park of Nagyharsány
Castle Ruins on Mount Szársomlyó
Memorial Wall and Memorial Stone of the Battle of Nagyharsány


Guest House Nagyharsány
7822 Nagyharsány, Tarnóczai u. 3.
Boarding House Kovács Pince
7822 Nagyharsány, Petőfi u. 56.
Guest House Ősi
7822 Nagyharsány, Kikerics u. 34.
Boarding House Aralica
7822 Nagyharsány, Kossuth u. 38.
Guest House Hegyalja
7822 Nagyharsány, Arany J. u. 2/a
Boarding House Evelin
7822 Nagyharsány, Vásártér u. 35.