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Fehéregyháza, Maros County, Transylvania, Romania.

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FEHÉREGYHÁZA is the village of residence of the commune of the same name in Mureș County, Transylvania, Romania. The first document in which Fehéregyháza is mentioned, with the then name Albae Ecclesie, is from 1231. The town, former property of the Haller family, also housed their castle, built before 1637. water ditch, drawbridge, only Filagora was preserved.

The Church was built in Gothic style around 1440. In the 15th century it was the church of the Franciscan monastery. It was renovated in 1721 by Bethlen Kata. The last major restoration took place in 1994.

The PETŐFI museum from Fehéregyháza includes a permanent exhibition in memory of the poet Sándor Petőfi, prominent in the movements of young people eager for freedom from 1848-1849 who lost their lives in the battle of Albești in 1849.

The museum building was built in the traditional style between 1897 and 1898 by Countess Luise Haller. She donated from her property the land on which is the largest common cemetery left after the battle of July 31, 1849. The house has three rooms, the first room exhibits documents reminiscent of the poet's era, the second room contains documents about the poet's life, and in the last room shows the model of the battle of Albești, respectively documents, pictures and manuscripts. Inside there is a park with thuja trees, with an obelisk erected by the Bossini brothers, famous architects of Italian origin, plaques related to the battle and the statue of the national poet. At the top of the monument is the sword eagle made by the sculptor Miklós Kőllős. The obelisk has become a Hungarian national symbol and symbolizes the struggle for freedom.

On the day of the Hungarians everywhere, respectively on the occasion of national holidays, the park becomes too small. Every summer, on the last Sunday of July, the Petőfi Celebration is organized, commemorating the battle and the disappearance of the poet Sándor Petőfi. Muzuel operates under the Sighișoara Museum and can be visited freely.

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