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Attraction
Discover Transylvania in one day! Mini Transylvania Park is the only multicultural, thematic mock-up park in Romania, where visitors can see a scaled-down copy of Transylvania's most important historical buildings. The park is located in Szejkefürdő/Băile Szejke, near Székelyudvarhely/Odorheiu Secuiesc. In the area of about 8000 square meters are recommended to visitors: open-air exhibition, which presents scale models of more than 80 of the most significant castles, fortified churches, mansions and other monumental buildings in Transylvania, a mini-Szekler train tour, buffalo carriage rides, the Mineral Water Museum, exhibition of the Szekler gates, the Orbán Balázs Visitor Center, playground. Ticket: Adult ticket: 20 lei Child / Pensioner ticket: 10 lei Group ticket (minimum 10 people): Adult ticket 17 lei, Children's ticket 8 lei
Mini Transilvania Park
184 Strada Orbán Balázs
Discover Transylvania in one day! Mini Transylvania Park is the only multicultural, thematic mock-up park in Romania, where visitors can see a scaled-down copy of Transylvania's most important historical buildings. The park is located in Szejkefürdő/Băile Szejke, near Székelyudvarhely/Odorheiu Secuiesc. In the area of about 8000 square meters are recommended to visitors: open-air exhibition, which presents scale models of more than 80 of the most significant castles, fortified churches, mansions and other monumental buildings in Transylvania, a mini-Szekler train tour, buffalo carriage rides, the Mineral Water Museum, exhibition of the Szekler gates, the Orbán Balázs Visitor Center, playground. Ticket: Adult ticket: 20 lei Child / Pensioner ticket: 10 lei Group ticket (minimum 10 people): Adult ticket 17 lei, Children's ticket 8 lei
Natural Reserve
The lake St. Ana, located in the crater of Ciomatul Mare, is the only volcanic lake in Central and Eastern Europe, being the most visited travel destination of the Szeklerland. The lake is fed by rainwater and snow melt. The process of sedimentation began on the northern and western edges, an increasingly thick layer of sludge covering the bottom of the lake. When the weather is fine, especially without wind, you can see bubbles of gas rising from the bottom of the lake, which are actually manifestations of post-volcanic activity.
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Lake Saint Ann
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The lake St. Ana, located in the crater of Ciomatul Mare, is the only volcanic lake in Central and Eastern Europe, being the most visited travel destination of the Szeklerland. The lake is fed by rainwater and snow melt. The process of sedimentation began on the northern and western edges, an increasingly thick layer of sludge covering the bottom of the lake. When the weather is fine, especially without wind, you can see bubbles of gas rising from the bottom of the lake, which are actually manifestations of post-volcanic activity.
The Salt Mountain from Praid is one of the most interesting attractions of Transylvania. This geological reserve, which covers 66 ha of land, lies on the south-western part of Praid bath resort, at 576 meters above sea level. The Salt Mountain is said to have 3 km in depth and has an elliptic shape, its diameters being 1.2-1.4 km long, and its vertical extension gives a mushroom shape to the mountain.
Salt Hill Nature Reserve
The Salt Mountain from Praid is one of the most interesting attractions of Transylvania. This geological reserve, which covers 66 ha of land, lies on the south-western part of Praid bath resort, at 576 meters above sea level. The Salt Mountain is said to have 3 km in depth and has an elliptic shape, its diameters being 1.2-1.4 km long, and its vertical extension gives a mushroom shape to the mountain.
Natural Attraction
Besides the most famous mountain areas of the Szeklerland such as the Harghita mountains, Bicaz gorges, the Red Lake or St. Ana Lake, this region hides many travel spots worthy of admiration. These include the Hășmaș Massif, known among hikers especially due to their number one attraction, the Lonely Rock. Many travelers follow the hiking paths of the Hășmașul Mare, Hășmașul Negru, those of the Öcsém peak or those at the base of the fascinating talus deposit called the Devil’s Mill. Even though the trail was improved with steel cables in 2008, the escalation requires skill, physical strength and plenty of care from amateur climbers. Those who get to the top at 1608 m altitude will be rewarded with a truly overwhelming panorama.
Piatra Singuratică
Besides the most famous mountain areas of the Szeklerland such as the Harghita mountains, Bicaz gorges, the Red Lake or St. Ana Lake, this region hides many travel spots worthy of admiration. These include the Hășmaș Massif, known among hikers especially due to their number one attraction, the Lonely Rock. Many travelers follow the hiking paths of the Hășmașul Mare, Hășmașul Negru, those of the Öcsém peak or those at the base of the fascinating talus deposit called the Devil’s Mill. Even though the trail was improved with steel cables in 2008, the escalation requires skill, physical strength and plenty of care from amateur climbers. Those who get to the top at 1608 m altitude will be rewarded with a truly overwhelming panorama.
The recreational base of the Praid salt mine is located at "Horizon 50", which is 120 m below the surface. The salt buses transport the people 1250 m through the mine, to the entrance of the recreational base. Once you reach the Recreation Center, you can enjoy all the facilities of a small community: lighting, wireless access, television, children's playgrounds, creative and recreational spaces, ecumenical chapel, café, 3D cinema and a drugstore with herbal products. The average annual underground temperature is 16 degrees Celsius. When exiting the recreational base, at "Horizon 60", you can find the visiting area “Panorama Belvedere Mina Iosif". You can also enjoy wine tasting, or eat from the varied menu prepared by the salt mine restaurant. Contraindications: tuberculosis, acute respiratory disease, high blood pressure (third phase), ischemic heart disease, Basedow's disease, nervous system disorders manifested by fainting and dizziness, claustrophobia, advanced pregnancy.
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Salt Mine Praid
44 Strada Minei
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The recreational base of the Praid salt mine is located at "Horizon 50", which is 120 m below the surface. The salt buses transport the people 1250 m through the mine, to the entrance of the recreational base. Once you reach the Recreation Center, you can enjoy all the facilities of a small community: lighting, wireless access, television, children's playgrounds, creative and recreational spaces, ecumenical chapel, café, 3D cinema and a drugstore with herbal products. The average annual underground temperature is 16 degrees Celsius. When exiting the recreational base, at "Horizon 60", you can find the visiting area “Panorama Belvedere Mina Iosif". You can also enjoy wine tasting, or eat from the varied menu prepared by the salt mine restaurant. Contraindications: tuberculosis, acute respiratory disease, high blood pressure (third phase), ischemic heart disease, Basedow's disease, nervous system disorders manifested by fainting and dizziness, claustrophobia, advanced pregnancy.
The Wildlife Park in Ivó / Izvoare, Harghita county, is located in the heart of the Eastern Carpathians. Its purpose is to restore the natural environment of these animals. If you are interested in the life of the wild animals in their natural environment, if you want to take a picture of film them, we recommend the Ivó (Izvoare) wildlife park. The Wildlife Park in Ivó (Izvoare) stretches over an area of 320 hectares, crossed by rivers and surrounded by mountains. Deer, stags and mouflons live in their natural environment in this picturesque region. Prices: Two-hour guided tour in the park - 20 RON Two-hour guided tour in the park for children - 10 RON Guided tour, then product tasting at the Honor Villa - 45 RON Guided tour for children, followed by product tasting at the Honor Villa - 20 RON A day of photography. Special photos for commercial use. - 400 RON
Izvoare
The Wildlife Park in Ivó / Izvoare, Harghita county, is located in the heart of the Eastern Carpathians. Its purpose is to restore the natural environment of these animals. If you are interested in the life of the wild animals in their natural environment, if you want to take a picture of film them, we recommend the Ivó (Izvoare) wildlife park. The Wildlife Park in Ivó (Izvoare) stretches over an area of 320 hectares, crossed by rivers and surrounded by mountains. Deer, stags and mouflons live in their natural environment in this picturesque region. Prices: Two-hour guided tour in the park - 20 RON Two-hour guided tour in the park for children - 10 RON Guided tour, then product tasting at the Honor Villa - 45 RON Guided tour for children, followed by product tasting at the Honor Villa - 20 RON A day of photography. Special photos for commercial use. - 400 RON
The Red lake is one of the largest lake made by a natural dam on the territory of Romania and is part of Bicaz Gorge – Hășmaș National Park. It is located at the foot of the Hăşmaşul Mare Mountain, near the Bicaz Gorges, 26 km from the town of Gheorgheni, being accessible from the DN12C national road. The lake formed in 1837, when part of the Mount Ghilcoş slid down towards the foot of the Suhard massif after storms and torrential rains, blocking the Bicaz river valley. The name of the lake, both in Romanian and in Hungarian, comes either from Mount Ghilcoş (the Killer) or from the Red stream (Verescheu). Thus, in 1864, it is mentioned as the Lake of the Red Stone, later as the Killer Lake, as well as Tăul Roşu. Since 1936, it is officially named the Red Lake (Lacu Roşu). The red color is due to the clays rich in iron oxides, brought by the Red Creek and deposited in the lake. At the same time, the red rocks of the Suhard massif accentuate the color of the lake. The view is spectacular due to the submerged forest, the trunks of the spruce trees still piercing the water here and there, giving the lake a unique appearance in the Romanian water landscape. Here, a resort with the same name is built. It benefits from the subalpine climate and offers attractive trails to the amateur hikers.
Red Lake
The Red lake is one of the largest lake made by a natural dam on the territory of Romania and is part of Bicaz Gorge – Hășmaș National Park. It is located at the foot of the Hăşmaşul Mare Mountain, near the Bicaz Gorges, 26 km from the town of Gheorgheni, being accessible from the DN12C national road. The lake formed in 1837, when part of the Mount Ghilcoş slid down towards the foot of the Suhard massif after storms and torrential rains, blocking the Bicaz river valley. The name of the lake, both in Romanian and in Hungarian, comes either from Mount Ghilcoş (the Killer) or from the Red stream (Verescheu). Thus, in 1864, it is mentioned as the Lake of the Red Stone, later as the Killer Lake, as well as Tăul Roşu. Since 1936, it is officially named the Red Lake (Lacu Roşu). The red color is due to the clays rich in iron oxides, brought by the Red Creek and deposited in the lake. At the same time, the red rocks of the Suhard massif accentuate the color of the lake. The view is spectacular due to the submerged forest, the trunks of the spruce trees still piercing the water here and there, giving the lake a unique appearance in the Romanian water landscape. Here, a resort with the same name is built. It benefits from the subalpine climate and offers attractive trails to the amateur hikers.
Monument
The Nyerges commemorative complex marks an important moment in the history of the Szeklers, one of the last military confrontations in the Revolutionary and Independence War of 1848-1849. Here, about 200 Szekler soldiers who fought in the Hungarian revolutionary army against the imperial Tsarist and Austrian armies met their end in 1849. In their honor, a 5.4 m high stone monument was built in 1897, the work of the Italian sculptor Poulini, who lived in Jigodin (Miercurea Ciuc). After the year 2000, another memorial consisting of Szekler-style funerary monuments was raised on top of the mass grave, located about 100 m north of the monument.
Nyerges-tető
The Nyerges commemorative complex marks an important moment in the history of the Szeklers, one of the last military confrontations in the Revolutionary and Independence War of 1848-1849. Here, about 200 Szekler soldiers who fought in the Hungarian revolutionary army against the imperial Tsarist and Austrian armies met their end in 1849. In their honor, a 5.4 m high stone monument was built in 1897, the work of the Italian sculptor Poulini, who lived in Jigodin (Miercurea Ciuc). After the year 2000, another memorial consisting of Szekler-style funerary monuments was raised on top of the mass grave, located about 100 m north of the monument.
Castle
The Mikó Castle is a fortified castle in Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda), Romania. It is among the city's most important monuments, and today houses an ethnographic museum devoted to Székely heritage. The museum’s collections: 1. Plastic arts, with 7823 works from 207 artists; 2. Ethnography, including folk furniture, wooden and metal objects used in agriculture, objects used in animal husbandry and shepherding, objects used in milk processing, folk handicraft items, folk ceramics and folk musical instruments: cello, folk violin, clarinet and trumpet. The textile collection (3336 pieces) is made of indoor textiles and folk costumes; 3. An open-air exhibition with peasant houses and Szekler gates built of wood; 4. Archeology, a collection of 90,000 objects of clay, stone, bone, metal, etc., jewelery, numismatics; 5. Old books, a collection containing the old inventory of the Library of the Franciscan Order from Şumuleu Ciuc, the library of the Roman Catholic Gymnasium, manuscripts, printouts, magazines, archival materials and the toolbox of the Franciscan Book Binding from Şumuleu; 6. Natural sciences, including the following collections: "Mineral Waters", "Herbarium", "Birds and Mammals", "Minerals and Rocks"; 7. Arms Collection; 8. Religious art.
Szekler Museum of Ciuc
2 Piața Cetății
The Mikó Castle is a fortified castle in Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda), Romania. It is among the city's most important monuments, and today houses an ethnographic museum devoted to Székely heritage. The museum’s collections: 1. Plastic arts, with 7823 works from 207 artists; 2. Ethnography, including folk furniture, wooden and metal objects used in agriculture, objects used in animal husbandry and shepherding, objects used in milk processing, folk handicraft items, folk ceramics and folk musical instruments: cello, folk violin, clarinet and trumpet. The textile collection (3336 pieces) is made of indoor textiles and folk costumes; 3. An open-air exhibition with peasant houses and Szekler gates built of wood; 4. Archeology, a collection of 90,000 objects of clay, stone, bone, metal, etc., jewelery, numismatics; 5. Old books, a collection containing the old inventory of the Library of the Franciscan Order from Şumuleu Ciuc, the library of the Roman Catholic Gymnasium, manuscripts, printouts, magazines, archival materials and the toolbox of the Franciscan Book Binding from Şumuleu; 6. Natural sciences, including the following collections: "Mineral Waters", "Herbarium", "Birds and Mammals", "Minerals and Rocks"; 7. Arms Collection; 8. Religious art.
Church
The Franciscan church of Șumuleu Ciuc is one of the most famous architectural monuments, being the most important place of pilgrimage in Transylvania. The main adornment of the church is the wondrous statue of the Mother of God, placed on the main altar of the church. The linden wood sculpture represents the Mother of God holding the infant Jesus, as described by the Book of Revelation - The Woman Dressed in Sun. The sculpture, probably dating back to the 16th century, made of a linden trunk, painted and gilded, is the largest votive sculpture known in the world, having a total height of 227 cm. Let’s not forget about the rose given by Pope Francis to the Virgin Mary of Șumuleu Ciuc/Csíksomlyó which is made of silver with 24 karat gold plated stems. It is about 84 cm tall and weighs 1,200 grams. The Golden Rose was placed next to the statue of Virgin Mary. The Golden Rose is a symbol of joy and love, a symbol of Christ, according to old ceremonies, and thus its giving is not only a simple acknowledgment but also a mission: the honoured ones must bring Christ into the world. You can spend a good couple of hours too around the church to visit: - the hill of Csíksomlyó with chapels and Calvaria Stations. Most notable is the Salvator chapel - the naturally sparkling mineral water spring and mineral water baths of Barátok Feredője - the Franciscan Monastery, former home of Johannes Kájoni, who wrote one of the very important books on mediaeval music and also was a famous composer, organist, book printer and teacher. His statue can be seen in the monastery's courtyard. In that same courtyard you also can find some old (and interesting) sun-dials.
Roman Catholic Church in Șumuleu Ciuc
148 Strada Szék
The Franciscan church of Șumuleu Ciuc is one of the most famous architectural monuments, being the most important place of pilgrimage in Transylvania. The main adornment of the church is the wondrous statue of the Mother of God, placed on the main altar of the church. The linden wood sculpture represents the Mother of God holding the infant Jesus, as described by the Book of Revelation - The Woman Dressed in Sun. The sculpture, probably dating back to the 16th century, made of a linden trunk, painted and gilded, is the largest votive sculpture known in the world, having a total height of 227 cm. Let’s not forget about the rose given by Pope Francis to the Virgin Mary of Șumuleu Ciuc/Csíksomlyó which is made of silver with 24 karat gold plated stems. It is about 84 cm tall and weighs 1,200 grams. The Golden Rose was placed next to the statue of Virgin Mary. The Golden Rose is a symbol of joy and love, a symbol of Christ, according to old ceremonies, and thus its giving is not only a simple acknowledgment but also a mission: the honoured ones must bring Christ into the world. You can spend a good couple of hours too around the church to visit: - the hill of Csíksomlyó with chapels and Calvaria Stations. Most notable is the Salvator chapel - the naturally sparkling mineral water spring and mineral water baths of Barátok Feredője - the Franciscan Monastery, former home of Johannes Kájoni, who wrote one of the very important books on mediaeval music and also was a famous composer, organist, book printer and teacher. His statue can be seen in the monastery's courtyard. In that same courtyard you also can find some old (and interesting) sun-dials.
Experiences
A bobsleigh track, set up in Lunca de Sus commune, has become, in a very short time, an attraction for the tourists visiting the Ghimeş area or for the adrenaline lovers who come here to experience this sensation. Besides the adrenaline, tourists can enjoy a beautiful landscape, which many compare with those seen in Austria or Switzerland
Skigyimes Alpine Coaster
A bobsleigh track, set up in Lunca de Sus commune, has become, in a very short time, an attraction for the tourists visiting the Ghimeş area or for the adrenaline lovers who come here to experience this sensation. Besides the adrenaline, tourists can enjoy a beautiful landscape, which many compare with those seen in Austria or Switzerland
Hot air balloon flights around Odorheiu Secuiesc /Székelyudvarhely. The total duration of the free flight is 3-4 hours, but the flight takes approx. 1 hour. Many people think that hot air ballooning is an adrenaline rush activity, but it is not. In fact, hot air ballooning is a pleasure flight, and is an endlessly calm, breathtaking sport. The flight take place on the mornings or late afternoons only in weak/slow windy conditions. Booking required! Adress: Farcád 82 A, Harghita county Phone: +40-740-680-632
Forțeni
Hot air balloon flights around Odorheiu Secuiesc /Székelyudvarhely. The total duration of the free flight is 3-4 hours, but the flight takes approx. 1 hour. Many people think that hot air ballooning is an adrenaline rush activity, but it is not. In fact, hot air ballooning is a pleasure flight, and is an endlessly calm, breathtaking sport. The flight take place on the mornings or late afternoons only in weak/slow windy conditions. Booking required! Adress: Farcád 82 A, Harghita county Phone: +40-740-680-632
Be the leader of your own water experience! Explore the Zetea/Zetelaki Dam at your own pace with the new kayaks and SUP boards of KayaKing. Fish, do sports, do yoga on SUP or enjoy the sunshine on the water. +40742837699 pztekayaking@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/kayaking.ro
Barajul Zetea
Be the leader of your own water experience! Explore the Zetea/Zetelaki Dam at your own pace with the new kayaks and SUP boards of KayaKing. Fish, do sports, do yoga on SUP or enjoy the sunshine on the water. +40742837699 pztekayaking@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/kayaking.ro
Whether you are a beginner in horse riding, you are fond of long riding trips in the wilderness, or you wish to spend a relaxing but active holiday with your family or friends, you have to try the exceptional equestrian adventure. The Equestrian Center Ivo Riding Ranch was founded in 2008 as a small family business in the Izvoare Valley, Zetea Village in Harghita. The Ranch has the only stud farm of Icelandic horses in Romania. The Icelandic horse has a very balanced temperament and is extremely easy to raise. Moreover, it is very friendly, docile and easy to handle. Both children and adults could ride it. The Icelandic horse is ideal for riding trips. The rider could easily ride a distance of 40-50 km. Horseback riding tours must be booked in advance! We recommend that you book 3 to 4 days before your scheduled time. 0040756094251 | 0040740501314 activity@elkfarm.ro https://www.izlandilovak.ro/ https://www.facebook.com/Izlandilovak
Ivo Riding Hall
Whether you are a beginner in horse riding, you are fond of long riding trips in the wilderness, or you wish to spend a relaxing but active holiday with your family or friends, you have to try the exceptional equestrian adventure. The Equestrian Center Ivo Riding Ranch was founded in 2008 as a small family business in the Izvoare Valley, Zetea Village in Harghita. The Ranch has the only stud farm of Icelandic horses in Romania. The Icelandic horse has a very balanced temperament and is extremely easy to raise. Moreover, it is very friendly, docile and easy to handle. Both children and adults could ride it. The Icelandic horse is ideal for riding trips. The rider could easily ride a distance of 40-50 km. Horseback riding tours must be booked in advance! We recommend that you book 3 to 4 days before your scheduled time. 0040756094251 | 0040740501314 activity@elkfarm.ro https://www.izlandilovak.ro/ https://www.facebook.com/Izlandilovak
It is known that any tourist who comes to the lake area wants to see the bear. Safe and civilized conditions for those interested in this great animal are ensured. Although it works as a tourist observation point, that is to say, the program is in line with the needs of tourists, from the photographic point of view it is the best place to observe the bear in Transylvania and perhaps around the world. From the closed observer, covered and created to provide safety, the bear can comfortably be observed in its natural environment, through its large glass panes, even in rainy weather. The place is equipped with additional facilities. There is electricity, you can charge your phone or camera. It comes with heating, air conditioning and a toilet. The place also has outside reflectors suitable for observing bears at night. Here the guides can provide pleasant recreation for even 45 people. The starting point is usually from the nearby cottage. From the cars we walk on a forest path with a slight slope of 400 meters. Since hiking is taking place in nature, it is good to prepare for an umbrella or a jacket for eventual rain. Come and see the King of the Transylvanian Forests in his natural habitat, in all his grandeur. +40742210284 | +36309678888 info@observatordeursi.ro https://observatordeursi.ro/ https://www.facebook.com/observatordeursi/
Medveles találkozóhely
It is known that any tourist who comes to the lake area wants to see the bear. Safe and civilized conditions for those interested in this great animal are ensured. Although it works as a tourist observation point, that is to say, the program is in line with the needs of tourists, from the photographic point of view it is the best place to observe the bear in Transylvania and perhaps around the world. From the closed observer, covered and created to provide safety, the bear can comfortably be observed in its natural environment, through its large glass panes, even in rainy weather. The place is equipped with additional facilities. There is electricity, you can charge your phone or camera. It comes with heating, air conditioning and a toilet. The place also has outside reflectors suitable for observing bears at night. Here the guides can provide pleasant recreation for even 45 people. The starting point is usually from the nearby cottage. From the cars we walk on a forest path with a slight slope of 400 meters. Since hiking is taking place in nature, it is good to prepare for an umbrella or a jacket for eventual rain. Come and see the King of the Transylvanian Forests in his natural habitat, in all his grandeur. +40742210284 | +36309678888 info@observatordeursi.ro https://observatordeursi.ro/ https://www.facebook.com/observatordeursi/
In a natural setting of a rare beauty, among the peaks of the Oriental Carpathians, in the middle of Harghita's fir forests, Balu is one of the oldest adventure parks in the country, boasting a 985-meter-long zip line, of which 350 m are over a lake. The 11 tracks with varying difficulty levels have 190 play elements and and 190 tree-mounted platforms, covering a surface of 1.5 hectares. All those eager for adventure, regardless of age, will have fun, adrenaline and an unforgettable experience. 0040755202201 office@balupark.com http://balupark.com/ro https://www.facebook.com/BaluKalandPark
Balu Park
In a natural setting of a rare beauty, among the peaks of the Oriental Carpathians, in the middle of Harghita's fir forests, Balu is one of the oldest adventure parks in the country, boasting a 985-meter-long zip line, of which 350 m are over a lake. The 11 tracks with varying difficulty levels have 190 play elements and and 190 tree-mounted platforms, covering a surface of 1.5 hectares. All those eager for adventure, regardless of age, will have fun, adrenaline and an unforgettable experience. 0040755202201 office@balupark.com http://balupark.com/ro https://www.facebook.com/BaluKalandPark
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