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Experience hosted by Zsófia

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Hungarian

What you'll do

Learn to polish a Hungarian gemstone at the foot of the Mátra Mountains!
Just 1 hour from Budapest, kids and dogs can come too!
Discounts for groups!

15:00-18:00 Lapidary Art Course:
In the Village Museum we will visit the mineral and the local history exhibition, and then begin to process the artifacts as needed.
To start, you get to look through our bin of rock slabs and select the perfect one for you. Choose the best shape to cut. You will learn the safety aspects of using saws and polishing machine before you actually begin to utilize them. You will go through the steps to create a beautiful cabochon, medal or pocket rock of your own. The used rocks are from the Matra mountain and mostly chalcedony, agate and jasper pieces.
Learn to polish a Hungarian gemstone at the foot of the Mátra Mountains!
Just 1 hour from Budapest, kids and dogs can come too!
Discounts for groups!

15:00-18:00 Lapidary Art Course:
In the Village Museum we will visit the mineral and the local history exhibition, and then begin to process the artifacts as needed.
To start, you get to look through our bin of rock slabs and select the perfect one for you. Choose the…

Zsófia's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Snacks for the course
  • Drinks
    Water, tea, coffee
  • Equipment
    Rock slabs, cutting and polishing machines, apron, dust mask, safety glasse...
From $60
/ person
Mon, 19 Apr
$75 per person
$75 per person
Wed, 21 Apr
$75 per person
$75 per person
Mon, 26 Apr
$75 per person
$75 per person

Meet your host, Zsófia

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • Identity verified
My husband, János Koós-Varju and me, we got to know - the Mátra's "semi precious" gemstone sites, and learned to cut and polish those, have bought the necessary machines and equipments. His basic education is mechatronic technician and he is a Power Engineering engineer. I have diploma at the Faculty of "Tourism and Hotel" and I am a village host. I love tourism as a host and also as a traveler. And yes, we love gemstones and the nature too! We are also members of the "Hungarian Friends of Minerals Association" and the "With a clear intention for Gyöngyöstarján village Association"
My husband, János Koós-Varju and me, we got to know - the Mátra's "semi precious" gemstone sites, and learned to cut and polish those, have bought the necessary machines and equipments. His basic education is mechatronic technician and he is a Power Engineering engineer. I have diploma at the Faculty of "Tourism and Hotel" and I am a village host. I love tourism as a host and also as a traveler. And yes, we love gemstones and the nature too! We are also members of the "Hungarian Friends of Miner…
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Where you'll be

The Village Museum in Gyöngyöstarján (the sites of the mineral and the local history exhibition and of the lapidary course)

We have courses also in BUDAPEST, please check if this location is not good for you!

Choose from available dates

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Clothing which you don't mind if it gets dirty