The most important rocks in
The Romans started to mine building rocks by open and closed work methods. They surrounded their ramparts by enforcing walls and bastions made by stone, which required a great amount of limestone (Campona, Aquincum).
During the upcoming centuries an industry-like stone mining emerged here. Most of them were transported by water (pinnace etc) to construction sites (buildings of Pest-Buda, the Parliament and even stones were used for British Parliament and Opera House of Vienna from here).
Viticulture has been run since the times of Celtics and Romans, therefore cellars were needed for maturing wine where temperature is constantly between 12-15
History of the quarry of Tárnok
During wars it was used as casemates, then for storing vegetables (potatoes) and producing mushrooms. Movies were also shot here like the cave scenes of Egri Csillagok (Stars of Eger) and the Captain of Tenkes also rode from here.
During the days of councils this cellar system was filled with waste and scraps from system-buildings of which removal has not been finished yet during the last 40 years due to its thousands of m3 of volume. In the 80s I produced 60-80 tons of mushrooms a week for export. First I transported to