Tourist Destinations

Geomorphological elements
Şugău Cave – Harghita

Carved in limestone in Hasmasu Mare Massif, Şugău Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Romania. Situated at over 1.600 kilometres, the cave has four levels, three overlapped entrances and a length of over one kilometre.

The uniqueness of this cave is represented by the Lovers Lake, an underground lake which the legend says that those who drink from the crystalline water of the lake will remain forever in love. Characteristic of this cave is the high concentration of carbon dioxide in the air, because of this tourist circuit comprises only 150 meters, with a duration of 50 minutes.

The cave houses special landforms carved in soft limestone by the water and the wind, as well as stalactites and stalagmites.

To get to this cave, tourists have to walk to the village of Voslobeni on DN12 and then on a forest road.

Mineral deposits
The salt Mountain of Sovata – Mureş

Sovata is a mountain resort situated in the foothills of Gurghiu Mountains in Mures county, certified since the sixteenth century. The Sovata resort includes beside the salt mountain a few salt lakes, very good for treating rheumatic diseases, among we can find The Bear Lake, Alunis Lake and The Snake Lake.

The climate of the salt mountain is rich in aerosols, walks in this area having also a therapeutic role. The uniqueness of this place is the temperature of Lake Ursu, the largest salt lake in the world with hot water that can reach 30-40 degrees Celsius in summer.

Natural reservations
Mestecănişul Natural Reservation of Reci – Covasna

In Covasna county, Reci village, is the largest natural reservation in the county, Mestecăniş Reservation with an area of ​​34 hectares.

Mestecăniş Reservation is distinguished by the varied vegetation: dwarf birch, wild angelica, ferns, bancsian pine or birch. The reserve is also special because of the marshes and ponds that are everywhere and for the creatures and plants that they host, unusual for this area, as the blue frog, which lives only in cold areas in Europe, white lilies or spotted tulips.

Equally unusual for the area in which the reserve is situated are the sand dunes within the reserve.

Lakes and barrages
Călţun Lake – Sibiu

Fagaras Mountains are recognized as having the most dense hydrographic network in the Carpathians, one of the lakes that contributes to this name is Călţun Lake. Located at over 2,100 meters high, Călţun Lake is one of the most spectacular glacial lake in the country.

From Avrig city you can get to Călţun Lake on forest roads marked with a red cross near Barcaciu or marked with a blue point through the Big River Valley of Avrig. From there you can go to Negoiu Peak, where the path descends through Devil’s Lathe to Călţun Lake.

Once you get to Călţun Lake, you can relax and enjoy the spectacular landscape of the refuge Călţun.

Monuments and Archealogical Sites
Miko Fortress Vestiges – Harghita

The City Square of Miercurea Ciuc hosts a beautiful Renaissance building dating back over 400 years, the fortress or castle Miko. Miko Castle construction began in the early seventeenth century, its first official document dating from 1631.

The city had many uses over time, first was used as barracks by the Austrians, the Szekler regiments and later was home to the Székely Museum of Ciuc. During these dominations, the fortress has undergone a few changes, thereby four bastions with mouths of fire and a gunpowder warehouse were added.
The fortress has a rectangular shape and an inner courtyard and nowadays the museum houses various cultural programs.

Religious and cultural monuments
The Evangelic Church of Sibiu – Sibiu

The Evangelical Church is located in the Old Town of Sibiu and is a Gothic monument built in 1520, being the highest point of Sibiu and also of Transylvania, with a height of about 73 meters.

Today the Church is located in the yard of Brukenthal highschool. The Evangelical Cathedral owns many religious vessels of silver plated, some of which are exposed to the public. Here you can admire the most beautiful bronze baptismal font in the country, but also an impressive organ built in 1672, and also walls embedded with famous gravestones, including that of Prince Mihnea Voda The Evil.

At the entrance of the church you will be greeted by guides who will lead you in the highest tower in Transylvania, on a scale with narrow stairs, where you can enjoy a wonderful sight.

Memorial House
Lucian Blaga Memorial House– Alba

In the county of Alba Iulia, Lancrăm village, on Old street is the house where the poet and philosopher Lucian Blaga lived.

This house belonged to the poet’s family until his father`s death, when the house became the property of a foreign family. Today the house belongs to the Romanian state and houses a museum in memory of Lucian Blaga. You can admire furniture kept intact, paintings, family photographs, manuscripts and portraits.

In addition to the objects on permanent display in the Lucian Blaga memorial house of Lancrăm are also held temporary exhibitions. They are usually staged on the occasion of the International Festival “Lucian Blaga”, during which the writer is honored in his native village.

Museums
TheEthnografic Museum of Lupşa – Alba

Lupsa, the small town of Alba County, near Aries River, is located about 100 kilometres from Alba Iulia and 10 km from Baia de Aries, the easiest way to get there being on DN 75, as it is located between Lunca Commune and Turda City. The original one storey building, typical for the nineteenth century, presently serves as a museum, but there is another building in the village where it has expended, because it became too small.

Here you can see over eight thousand objects such as wooden chains, combs with hedgehog spines, ancient icons, different types of currency, windows and traditional benches, sewing and ironing machines, stone axes, traditional costumes, hunting horns, rare editions of books of the Middle Ages or a table where Avram Iancu held council during the 1848 Revolution and a flag brought from Alba Iulia dating from the time of the Great Union.

Historical architectural monuments – Fortresses and castles
Făgăraş Fortress – Braşov

The Fagaras Fortress is the most important monument of the Fagaras region, but also one of the largest and best preserved medieval structures in Romania and in Europe. You can find it in Fagaras downtown, on Mihai Viteazu Street.

The fortification was built by Ladislau Apo in 1310, on the ruins of a wooden fortress with ditch and outer earthen rampart, but throughout the centuries it has suffered several improvements, becoming at some point in history even the royal residence of Transylvanian rulers.

The Fortress was renovated and refurbished in 1965, nowadays being one of the main attractions of Brasov County. The storage rooms of the Fortress, transformed initially into cells for the rebellious serfs, presently host the Fagaras Country Museum. Here we can also find the Municipal Library of the City.

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