The origin of the gorge was linked to the knight king in the early Middle Ages. According to the legend, Saint Ladislaus broke away from his army, and as he rode here, he was pursued by the Cumans. The escaping Saint Ladislaus prayed to God, who heard his request and the mountain split in two between him and the pagan enemy. According to the myth, the traces of the hoofs of the king’s horse can be seen on the southern side of the gorge. Turda Gorge is a bird habitat conservation area, as well as a national wildlife reserve today.
We invite you to visit Transylvania and Hungary, to discover everything that we still cherish from Saint Ladislaus’s cult. Plan your route here.
Saint Ladislaus’ memory is still alive in the Hungarian culture: the knight king is present in our legends, he is the hero of our tales and the central figure of many pilgrimages. We invite you to visit the 44 locations in Transylvania and Hungary, to discover everything that we still cherish from the king’s cult: the built heritage, locations connected to the Saint Ladislaus legends and the beautiful natural landmarks. The project is an ongoing one: our goal is to connect the Hungarians who live in the Carpathian Basin with a cultural tour, presenting the heritage of Saint Ladislaus.